Safety protocols and closures are in place for Council facilities. Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules, the extraordinary Council meeting (Three Waters) on Monday 27 September will be closed to the public. Instead the meeting will be livestreamed on our Council Facebook page: facebook.com/WhangareiDCFind out more about our safety protocols:
As a dog owner it is your responsibility to:
Our animal management staff can help you to be aware of your responsibilities as a dog owner and to understand problem behaviour in dogs.
If you want advice on any aspect of dog ownership contact us or the SPCA on 09 438 9161.
By desexing your dog you can take an active role in eliminating the cycle of unwanted births and preventing the needless suffering and death of homeless pets.
Registration fees are also less for desexed pets.
Desexed pets generally live longer, are healthier and are less likely to wander, fight and get lost or injured.
Other benefits include:
Owners are legally responsible for cleaning up after their dogs on any property that’s not their own.
This means carrying a plastic bag whenever you’re in public with your dog. Dog waste bags are available at Council offices or the Pound in Kioreroa Road.
Failure to clean up after your dog could result in a $300 fine.
If you find an injured animal, please contact the SPCA or Council. Be ready to provide details of the animal and its precise location, together with your contact details.
It is important that injured animals receive treatment quickly. Other than emergency first aid, you should never attempt to treat an animal yourself.
If you find an animal that has been injured, it is important to remember the following points:
Remember that the best way you can help an injured animal is to call for professional help immediately.
Dogs that are roaming or off leash can:
If a dog has shown itself to be menacing or dangerous, we may take the following actions under the Dog Control Act:
Our Dog Management Policy and Dog Management Bylaw aim to achieve a balance between the control of dogs and recognition of the health benefits of dog ownership.
Our policy objectives are to:
Dog Management Bylaw.
The Dog Control Act places responsibility on dog owners to look after and control their dog.
This means ensuring that your dog:
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Dog Management Bylaw
Dog Management Policy
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