Animal health

Investigating animal welfare complaints and licensing establishments in Trafford

Register your birds and poultry - help and support

As part of our emergency response to the avian flu epidemic, we are trying to gather as much information as we can in relation to smaller flocks of birds or birds kept as pets at domestic properties in the borough.

We can share with you the most up to date information and actions required, helping you can keep your flocks and pets safe.

What we need from you

We are asking that you complete the registration form. This information will be stored as part of our emergency response and will only be used to update you with information should the need arise.

Licensing of animal establishments

With effect from 1 October 2018, animal boarding businesses (including home boarders and doggy day care), dog breeders, pet shops and riding establishments will be covered under new legislation, The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) Regulations 2018.

Animal disease outbreaks

Working with the Department for Environment Food Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to control farm animal movements and prevent the spread of disease during outbreaks of avian influenza, foot and mouth disease etc.

Animal welfare complaints

Working with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), animal charities and other agencies to investigate complaints about the mistreatment or neglect of farm and pet animals.

Dog warden service

The Dog Warden will help you if you lose your dog, and aims to help prevent stray dogs from being a danger to traffic or a nuisance to people.