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Registration and Licensing of Animal Sanctuaries and Rehoming Activities in Scotland

Registration and Licensing of Animal Sanctuaries and Rehoming Activities in Scotland

Monday, December 11, 2017

ISBN: 9781788514910

This consultation covers the proposals for a modern system of registration and licensing of animal sanctuaries and rehoming activities, allowing for independent accreditation of applicants to reduce the burden on local authorities. This includes all rehoming activities in Scotland, including charities and agencies rehoming animals from abroad.

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Animal sanctuaries and rehoming activities are currently not regulated. These include the premises of larger Scottish and UK organisations such as the Scottish SPCA, Dogs Trust and Cats Protection, as well as a number of smaller centres. Rehoming activities also involve organisations or individuals operating without premises to keep animals, such as organisations rehoming dogs directly from rescue centres in other countries.

 

This consultation is seeking views on proposals to introduce regulations for registration or licensing of animal sanctuaries and rehoming activities in Scotland.