Assessments or inspections for registration
Our officers and police officers have power to enter premises where animals are being trained and exhibited.
One of our officers will visit you to establish whether there is any cruelty and neglect connected to the training or exhibition.
What happens after you have applied
When the trading standards service receives your application and fee they will check the application has been completed correctly. They may also check if you have been convicted of offences under this Act, the Protection of Animals Act 1911 or the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
We will contact with you to arrange to visit you. A decision will usually be made at the time of the assessment visit and if successful we will then issue your registration.
If cruelty or neglect is detected we may apply to the magistrates’ courts who can prohibit or restrict the training or exhibition of the animals and suspend or cancel the registration granted under the Act.
How long registration lasts and the renewal procedure
The registration lasts as long as the business proprietor or operator of the business does not change. If a new person takes over the business or the premises changes, then you will need to re-register.
If cruelty or neglect is detected in the training or exhibition of the animals we may apply to the magistrates’ courts that can prohibit or restrict the training or exhibition of the animals and suspend or cancel the registration.
What to do if your circumstances change
You should advise of any changes you make to your registration. This includes changes to the numbers of animals used in any performance or new performances being added. If the changes are so varied, the existing certificate may need to be cancelled and a new certificate issued. Please contact us to inform us of any changes to your registration.