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Any person wanting to keep a dangerous wild animal in Preston must obtain a Dangerous Wild Animals Licence (DWA Licence) from us.
The animals requiring a licence before they may be kept are listed in the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 (Modification) Order 2007.
If you want to keep a dangerous wild animal, you must make sure it is kept in conditions which:
The Act does not apply to any dangerous wild animal kept in:
Any applicant for a DWA licence must:
If you wish to apply for a licence please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01772 906907.
A fee of £278 will be payable on application. You will also be required to pay vets fee, this will vary according to the time the vet takes to undertake the inspection.
Once licensed you will be required to keep the animal according to the conditions laid down in the licence.
If a Dangerous Wild Animal is being kept without a licence or in contravention of a licence condition, we may seize the animal and retain it, destroy it or otherwise dispose of it.
We are not liable to pay compensation and, where we incur any expense in seizing, retaining or disposing of an animal then the person who was the keeper of the animal will have to pay costs.
Before you apply for a Dangerous Wild Animals Licence we advise you to consider the following:
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.