The animal control activity is a community safety service focused on:
- Control of dogs in the community
- Registration of all dogs
- The enforcement of relevant legislation and bylaws
About animal control
Animal control officers respond to requests for property inspections for registration and permit applications, as well as responding to complaints or concerns for offences under the Waikato District Council Dog Control Bylaw 2007, Franklin District Council Dog Control Bylaw 2010, and the Dog Control Act 1996.
We respond to concerns such as:
- Dogs attacking or threatening people, domestic animals, stock, poultry or property
- Roaming dogs
- Keeping unregistered dogs
- Dog nuisance, such as loud and excessive barking or howling
Our animal control officers also respond to reports of stray stock obstructing public roads.
To report an issue or complaint about dog or stock control please contact us.
Concerns about the welfare of any animals in our district should be directed to MPI or the Waikato SPCA. See our Animal support websites page for their links.
The following services are also available from the Tuakau Office:
- Payment of dog registration
- Applications for Selected and Farm Owner policy
- Hiring of cat traps
- Dog related enquiries
For all animal control enquiries phone the Waikato District Council call centre – 0800 492 452. They will direct your query to the appropriate animal control officer.
See here for more information about owning a dog