Council regulates an animal control service under the Companion Animal Act 1998 and the Impounding Act 1993.
Duties carried out by this service include:
- Animal Pound
- Stock Control Service
- An animal complaint service
Dogs must be registered by the time the animal is 6 months old. Registration can be arranged at the Council offices.
Any dog that is in a public place must be under the effective control of its owner by the means of an adequate chain, cord, or leash.
Companion Animals Management Plan - adopted 30 August 2012 (PDF) (111.29 KB)