Napier City Council employs 1 team leader, 1 administration officer, and 3 animal control officers, whose tasks include regular patrolling
of all areas of the city, collecting stray dogs and where possible locating their owners, premises inspections, licenced owner testing, caring
for dogs in the shelter and education programmes.
The Council also operates the Dog shelter where stray dogs are taken. These dogs are returned to owners or re-homed where possible. Annual
dog registration forms are sent out with fees payable by 1st July each year.
Council has developed policy to determine the number of dogs that can be kept on a residential property and where these dogs can be exercised
safely in public.
Council also encourages owners to take their dogs to an obedience school and certificates achieved are recognised by a reduction in the annual
Napier City has approximately 6,000 dogs owned by approximately 5,000 people and Council has the responsibility to ensure that all dogs are
registered and kept under control at all times. This ensures dogs don't become a nuisance to the people living in Napier.
Animal Control Officers and Administration staff are located in the Civic Building, Hastings Street.
Over recent years there have been a number of widely publicised dog attacks reported in the media. Few of these would have happened if the dog
owner had ensured their dog was under control at all times. Napier City Council's Animal Control team is committed to preventing such incidents
by a combination of education and enforcement.
Please play your part in ensuring that dog ownership is a pleasant experience for everyone.
Our officers are committed to:
Supplying a quality service.
Listening to our customers.
Providing a professional service.
Responding in a timely manner.
Obtaining regular feedback from our customers.
Continually striving to improve our service.
Dog Sales including microchip ID.
Education and Advice on care of dogs.
Visit primary and Intermediate schools every two years to educate the children on safety around dogs.
Opening times for re-claiming dogs and viewing dogs available for re-homing subject to approval.
Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 9.30am and 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Weekends and Public Holidays - 9.00am to 10.00am
The following dog control problems are subject to the issuing of infringement notices or prosecution:
Roaming dogs and stock
Dogs rushing or attacks on persons, pets, stock or wildlife.
Non compliance with any part of the Dog Control Act 1996 or the Napier City Council Bylaws 2004.
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