The Animal Welfare Act 2006

The Animal Welfare Act 2006 came into force on 6 April 2007.

The aim of the Act is to improve the welfare of animals, impose greater responsibility on their carers, and provide greater investigation and entry powers for police and local authority staff to deal with offences.

Under section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, it is the duty of any person responsible for an animal to ensure that its welfare needs are met.

Cheshire East Council are responsible for the enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act in our area, and they require a business providing or arranging for the provision of boarding dogs (including day care and/or home boarding of dogs) to be licensed.

Cheshire Dog Lady is fully compliant with Cheshire East Council licensing requirements. We are licenced for the provision of day care for dogs (licence number CE/HB153/300423), and home boarding for dogs (licence number CE/HB179/310724).

We have the following policies and procedures in place –

  • Cleaning procedure
  • Death & Escape monitoring procedure
  • Disease control procedure
  • Heath & Welfare procedure
  • Emergency procedure
  • New dog policy
  • Operating procedures
  • Dogs under 12 months policy
  • Preventive health care plan
  • Staff training policy
  • Transport policy

Cheshire Dog Lady is happy to provide copies of the policies and procedures upon request.