FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

26 February 2021

Survey of local authorities about the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018

 

The RSPCA is gathering information about the regulation of various animal activities in England. We are doing this to gauge how the 2018 Regulations are working in practice, assess their impact on animal welfare and identify any issues and areas requiring improvement.  Anonymised findings from this survey will be published and sent to Defra; no individual local authority will be identified.

 

We would be very grateful if you could complete this short survey.

 

 

The survey should be completed by someone who is responsible for licensing animal activities. This includes dog and cat boarding, dog breeding, riding establishments, pet selling and animal exhibits.

 

  1. Please can you provide the name of your local authority and your department

Council name:

 

Department:

 

  1. How many Officers have been trained in the new legislation and its implementation?

?             0

?             1

?             2

?             3

?             4

?             >4

?             None yet, but training has been planned/booked

 

  1. In 2018, how many certificates were on your register in total that had been issued under the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925?

               

 

 

 

 

  1. In 2018, 2019 and 2020, how many licences did you issue for the following activities and licence terms under the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018?

 

2018

2019

2020

1 year

2 year

3 year

1 year

2 year

3 year

1 year

2 year

3 year

Dog breeding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cat boarding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog boarding (kennels)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog boarding (home)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog day care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hiring out horses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling pets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animals for exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Of the licences issued in 2018, 2019 and 2020, how many operators were given each of the following star ratings?

 

2018

2019

2020

1 star

2 star

3 star

4 star

5 star

1 star

2 star

3 star

4 star

5 star

1 star

2 star

3 star

4 star

5 star

Dog breeding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cat boarding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog boarding (kennels)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog boarding (home)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog day care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hiring out horses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling animals as pets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How many licences have you had to refuse or revoke because minimum standards were not achieved? 

 

2018

2019

2020

Refuse

Revoke

Refuse

Revoke

Refuse

Revoke

Dog breeding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cat boarding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog boarding (kennels)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog boarding (home)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog day care

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hiring out horses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling pets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animals for exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How do you think the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 have impacted on animal welfare?

 

Improved a lot

Improved slightly

Remained the same

Slightly worse

A lot worse

Breeding dogs

 

 

 

 

 

Boarding cats

 

 

 

 

 

Boarding dogs (kennels)

 

 

 

 

 

Boarding dogs (home)

 

 

 

 

 

Day care for dogs

 

 

 

 

 

Hiring out horses

 

 

 

 

 

Selling pets

 

 

 

 

 

Animals for exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

The Licensing Regulations overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Are there any other activities involving animals that you feel could benefit from being licensed under the 2018 Regulations?  If so please list here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Please use this space here to add any additional information and your name and email address if you are happy to be contacted by the RSPCA to be asked for further information, or  to receive information on this issue.

 

 



East Herts Council Response

26 March 2021

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

Please see completed form for details

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.

 

 



Customer

26 March 2021

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On Fri, 26 Mar 2021 at 09:22, [email protected] <
[email protected]> wrote:

> Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed
> and the information that we hold is enclosed.
>
> Please see completed form for details
>
> If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request
> please do not hesitate to contact me.
>
>
>
> Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act
> contact the Information Commissioner at:
>
> Information Commissioners Office
> Wycliffe House
> Water Lane
> Wilmslow
> Cheshire
> SK9 5AF
>
> Telephone 0303 123 1113
>
> https://ico.org.uk/
>
>
>
> It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all
> correspondence related to this request.
>
>
>
> Thank you for your request.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *Information Management Team East Herts Council www.eastherts.gov.uk
> Telephone: **+44 (0)1279 655261*
> *Wallfields, **Pegs Lane**, **Hertford**, **SG13 8EQ**.*
>
> *Please note: Information released under the Freedom of Information Act
> may also be published on our website, along with details of the initial
> request.
>

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