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Dangerous wild animals licence
You need a licence to keep some animals considered to be wild,
dangerous or exotic.
This may include:
- wild cats
- wild dogs, eg wolves
- certain pigs, eg wild boar
See the full
list of animals you need a licence for.
ask for more information about the licence and its
conditions before applying.
Apply for a licence
You must apply for a licence before getting the animal or you
could be prosecuted.
To request an application form phone 01634 333
We will inspect your premises before giving you a licence.
You’ll need to show that the animals you look after are:
- kept in suitable accommodation
- provided with adequate food, drink and bedding
- regularly exercised
- safeguarded in an emergency
- protected from infectious disease
If your licence application is refused
You will not be given a licence if you’ve been convicted of any
animal welfare offences or do not meet the criteria to keep a wild
If you feel you have been wrongly refused a licence, you can
appeal to the Magistrate's Court.
Renew your licence
You must renew your licence to keep a dangerous wild
animal every two years.