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Animal Welfare

Any person responsible or in charge of an animal whether or not on a permanent or temporary basis has a duty under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to ensure the needs of the animal are met.


A person commits an offence if an act of his, or a failure or act causes an animal to suffer unnecessarily.

Waif DogAn animal's needs include:

  • A suitable environment
  • A suitable diet
  • Ability to exhibit normal behaviour patterns
  • To be housed with, or apart from other animals
  • To be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease



Livestock Animals or Licensed Premises

Officers from Shared Regulatory Services will investigate any instances of reported animal welfare issues concerning livestock farms or at licensed premises. To report an issue please contact SRS:

  • Contact SRS
  • Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU

RSPCA-logoDomestic and Wild Animals

To report welfare issues relating to domestic and wild animals please visit the RPSCA website:

RSPCA website