Dangerous wild animals

1. Overview

Under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 it is an offence to keep certain types of animals without a licence from the council.

Licences cover the accommodation, welfare of the animal, fire precautions and spread of disease. Licences are not required by zoos, circuses, pet shops and places registered for animal experiments.

The Health and Safety team inspect premises with dangerous wild animals for conditions and legal compliance. To contact the team call 0161 474 4181 or email health.safety@stockport.gov.uk.

For further information contact the Licensing Team on 0161 474 4181 or email licensing@stockport.gov.uk.