To apply for an Animal Boarding Establishment
licence, applicants must submit an application form and relevant fee.
When determining the application for an Animal
Boarding Establishment licence, Vale of Glamorgan Council will take
- whether the animals have access to suitable
accommodation at all times, with regard to the construction and
size of the quarters, number of animals kept, ventilation,
cleanliness, exercising facilities, temperature and lighting
- whether the animals will be suitably fed,
watered, exercised, visited and supplied with adequate bedding
- whether the appropriate steps are in place to
prevent and control the spread of infectious/contagious diseases,
including isolation facilities
- whether appropriate steps will be taken to
protect the animals in the event of a fire or other emergency
A Licensing Officer from the council will
visit the premises to ensure that it complies with the above. In
certain circumstances a veterinary inspection may also be
You will need to contact the council's
Planning service before you start building and you will also need
to consider arrangements for the disposal of waste.
How long does the licence last?
A licence is valid for one year, and operates
from 1 January to 31 December, however you can apply at any time
during that period. An applicant can also apply for a licence to be
granted to the next following year.
On successful completion of an application,
the applicant will be granted an Animal Boarding Establishment
Licence, which will expire on the 31 December.
In the event of the death of a person who is
keeping a boarding establishment, the licence shall be deemed to
have been granted to his personal representatives and shall remain
in force until the end of the period of three months beginning with
the death and shall then expire.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council may extend this
period on application if satisfied that the extension is necessary
for the purpose of winding up the deceased’s estate and that no
other circumstances make it undesirable.