It is Council's responsibility to ensure that animals, mainly dogs, are not a nuisance to the community. Dog registration is a legal requirement and the fees fund the dog control operation. This includes answering complaints about dogs, monitoring rubbish days, attending dog attacks, educating school and community groups to encourage responsible dog ownership and caring for the animals in the pound.
Should you wish to know more about the Animal Control Programme please contact one of the Animal Control Officers.
The Dog Control Bylaw was reviewed in 2015, click here to access the full document.
Dog Bylaw Survey results
During November Council asked its community for feedback on dog matters related specifically to the current Dog Bylaw. This feedback has been collated and is available below. This information will be used to assist Council discussion during the Bylaw Review in March next year. A number of Bylaws will be reviewed at the time as per normal process and these will then go out to the community for formal consultation.
- Dog Bylaw Survey - summary results from ALL respondents (243kb)
- Dog Bylaw Survey - summary results from Tokoroa respondents (233kb)
- Dog Bylaw Survey - summary results from Putaruru respondents (227kb)
- Dog Bylaw Survey - summary results from Tirau respondents (359kb)