Animal Control

Animal control in the district involves the administration of the Dog Control Act 1996 and carrying out animal services throughout the district. The South Taranaki District Council's animal control programme includes dog registration and public education work. Our district has about 5,000 registered dogs.

Working with the Council's Dog Control Policy, the Council's Animal Control Officers investigate complaints, prosecute major breaches of animal control legislation and provide an impounding service to remove stray animals or any animals presenting with unacceptable behaviour.

 We encourage you to log your Animal Control requests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 0800 111 323.

Our After Hours service will respond to serious incidents (dog attacks, threatening or menacing behaviour from dogs and stock on roads) as they occur. All other concerns will be followed up by an Animal Control Officer during work hours.  

Dog Control Policy and Practices Annual Report 2018/19

In accordance with the Dog Control Act 1996 the South Taranaki District Council has adopted the Annual Report, for the 2018/19 financial year, relating to its Dog Control Policy and Practices. Click here to read the report, or it is available from the Council’s Administration Office, Albion Street, Hawera.