Animal health and welfare

Local authorities have an enforcement role in laws which are designed to prevent, control and eradicate animal disease on farms and ensure the welfare of animals in transit. If diseases like rabies or anthrax were to break out in the area, we would have an important role in the emergency arrangements.

If you are thinking of buying a new pet from overseas you must follow the guidance for bringing your pet dog, cat or ferret to Great Britain on the Animal and Plant Health Agency website.

For more information on prevention and control of animal disease visit the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs website.

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Environmental Health contact information

Postal address:, Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ