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Animals

Welcome to the Animals section.

Accidents involving animals

Reportable accidents involving animals Accidents involving animals should be reported to the police immediately. The Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956 covers horses, cattle, mules, sheep, pigs, goats and dogs. Cats were given the same status in 2021. The Highway Code, which has legal status, states all accidents must be reported to the police. Animals on […]

Animals – beaches and parks

Animals on the beach Dogs Between 1 October and 30 April, dogs can be exercised on the beach at any time. Between 1 May and 30 September, dogs must be kept on a lead between 10.30 am and 6 pm. You must pick up after your dog or you could be fined up to £500. […]

Dogs

Dog licences You must purchase a licence for each dog you keep. The licence fee is £10 per dog, lasts for 1 year and must be renewed by 31 January each year. To purchase the license see here. Injury to persons Dog owners should be covered by their contents insurance policy. Injured people could claim […]

General animal information

The Animal Welfare Law How to look after animals and make sure they don’t suffer is laid down in the Animal Welfare [Jersey] Law 2004. A licence is needed from The Minister for Planning and Environment to run pet shops, kennels, catteries and animal sanctuaries. Accidents In Jersey law, owners of animals involved in accidents […]
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