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Canine & Feline Sector Group


The Canine and Feline Sector Group (CFSG) is made up of influential organisations who advise Government on behalf of the sector on strategically important dog and cat health and welfare issues and standards.

​CFSG is a "not for profit" body which offers expert advice and recommendations with a unified and respected voice on dogs and cats from members including charities, the veterinary sectors and the pet industry.

Please do contact CFSG if you have any questions or wish to apply for membership.


Important News for Animal Welfare Establishments: Re-Homing and Rescue 

There is currently some consideration taking place around the potential licensing of Animal Welfare Establishments (individuals, organisations and establishments rehabilitating, rehoming, releasing or providing long term care for cats and dogs). CFSG is leading this work with the aim of licensing AWEs to ensure the welfare of animals in genuine establishments and to prevent malicious or criminal use to obfuscate the sale of puppies or dogs either from puppy farms or illegally imported from overseas. 

You can read more about the process around licensing and what sort of standards would be involved here: Animal Welfare Establishments Potential Licensing.pdf

We would like to get the views of those involved in AWEs, whether as an individual helping animals from your home or volunteering at an organisation. It is really important in understanding the pressures faced by AWEs and how licensing could best work to support animal welfare. 

Please send your thoughts to