Welcome to our document library. Here you will find minutes for CASC meetings, reports, general guidance documents and more.


CASC DWA Working Group Report
The CASC specialist working group reviewing the provisions of the DWA legislation has issued its first report which includes a series of recommendations for both short and long term measures that could be taken to deliver improvements to the act and its administration. Read the report HERE.

LAIA guidance notes for licensable activities. (effective 1st February 2022)
DEFRA have refreshed the guidance notes for licensable activities regulated under Licensing of Activities Involving Animals (LAIA) regulations. These include; Cat Boarding, Day Care for Dogs, Dog Breeding, Hiring out Horses, Home Boarding, Keeping or training animals for exhibition, Kennel boarding, Selling animals as pets and the procedural guidance for LA’s. The changes are relatively minor, being limited to clarifying the guidance and correcting inconstancies and errors, but the notes have been re-formatted to comply with the latest .gov standards and so will look quite different when published. You can view the unformatted text for the guidance notes prior to their formal release on the 1st February 2022 by following the links below. This will enable businesses to prepare for the changes prior to the implementation date.

Procedural Guidance
Selling Animals as pets
Cat Boarding
Day care for dogs
Dog breeding
Hiring out of horses
Home boarding
Keeping or training of animals for exhibition
Kennel boarding

LAIA guidance notes for pet vending (2018)

Other useful documents

Government press release for call for evidence relating to the keeping of Primates