Animal welfare and licensing
We enforce legislation that protects livestock, farm animals, feedstuffs and the integrity of the human food chain.
We also offer advice and assistance to farmers and the livestock industry so that they can comply with their legal obligations.
- Call 030 33 33 3000
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write to Trading Standards, Municipal Chambers, Buccleuch Street, Dumfries, DG1 2AD
You are required by law to hold a licence for certain animal related businesses and ownership.
Animal Welfare Establishment Application:
Cat Breeding Application
Dangerous Wild Animals:
10 or less breeding bitches - £350 including vet fees
More than 10 breeding bitches - £700 including vet fees
Rabbit Breeding Application:
|£350 including vet fees|
|Fee on application|
Animal Licence List
View the list of those with animal licenses, including breeding licenses.
Animal feed businesses are now legally obliged to register with Food Standards Scotland. Registration covers any business involved in the feed industry including arable farms, feed storage or feeding animals that will enter the food chain.
Further details and how to register >>
Report a carcase
Contact us on 030 33 33 3000 if you come across a carcase from a farmed animal. We'll need to know the exact location.