Published April 28, 2022 at 12:44
On 27th April 2022, Wildlife inspectors undertook an inspection of the Animal Quackers site in the company of the Licensing Officer for Rossendale Borough Council. Anyone who chooses to keep animals which are subject to various wildlife laws and registration processes is subject to unannounced inspections. The Council has a responsibility to ensure that all relevant licences are in place and routinely work with other agencies and government departments to ensure that licensing laws are complied with and that animal welfare is maintained.
A Council spokesman said: “The Council has a legal duty to ensure that this type of business is properly licensed to ensure the welfare and safety of the animals. The Council has no desire to see the facility close and has for a number of months, worked with and supported the owner in ensuring that they fulfil their legal duties and guarantee animal welfare by applying for the relevant licences.”