Animals & Pets

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)