Useful Documents

To try to help businesses working with animals meet high standards as well as protecting animal welfare, best practice guides have been produced by the animal sector groups which may be useful for local authority officers to use and ask operators in their areas to consider.

This page provides some of those guidance documents or advice papers on activities using animals which may not always be regulated such as groomers, walkers, trainers, behaviourists, rescue and rehoming. It may be useful to point businesses in this direction as well as people looking for these services so they know what to look for to ensure good standards of welfare.

Additionally, this page may also include case studies if they are thought to be useful in setting out examples of where legislation and enforcement has been effective.