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Dangerous wild animals

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Certain types of animals are classified as dangerous wild animals and anyone who wants to keep an animal classified as dangerous at their home must hold a licence issued by us.

Licences are issued subject to specialised and strict conditions which aim to protect the welfare, safety and security of the animal, its owner and the public. Licences need to be reviewed every two years, and are subject to a satisfactory veterinary report.

Licence conditions and application forms

When applying for a new licence, a completed licence application form must be accompanied by the appropriate fee which is currently £250.00 plus veterinary fees. The licence is for a two year period, licence renewal fee is £82 plus veterinary fees.

Word versions of the above forms are provided in 'related documents' at the bottom of this page.

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