FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

01 October 2021

I am writing under the Freedom of Information Act, to ask for information about licences for the following animal-related activities issued by yourselves:

·         Dog breeding establishments

·         Pet shops

·         Dog boarding establishments (commercial)

·         Dog boarding establishments (home)

·         Cat boarding establishments

·         Dog day care establishments.

For each of the calendar years 2015-2020 inclusive, for each of the above activities please provide:

·         Number of first-time licence applications

·         Number of renewal licence applications

·         Number of applications refused

·         Number of one-year licences issued

·         Number of two-year licences issued

·         Number of three-year licences issued

·         Number of inspections carried out

·         Number of licences revoked.

If you do not have the information back to 2015 or for each of these activities, please supply the data where you do have records.

In addition, for each of the calendar years 2015-2020 inclusive, please also provide:

·         Number of animal welfare inspectors

·         Number of full-time employees of the animal welfare team.

East Herts Council Response

22 October 2021

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

Please see the attached spreadsheet

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

For re-use of information and conditions on the use of personal data  please see

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

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone 0303 123 1113


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


Thank you for your request.