Responsible Pet Ownership

Responsible Pet Ownership

The City’s Ranger Services are responsible for the impounding of stray and unowned dogs, cats and livestock. Dogs and cats should be registered and microchipped, so that the owner is readily identifiable and can be contacted, these animals are then held for a 168 hour (seven day) period. If an animal is not claimed within that time it may be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of the Dog Act 1976 or Cat Act 2011.

Pet Safety in an Emergency

  • Consider pets in your emergency evacuation planning.

  • Consider an emergency supplies pack including lead, water, food, and important vet records.

  • Let your neighbours know of your plan.

  • If you cannot take your pet with you, do not leave your pet tied up.

  • Ensure your pets have identification.

Useful Links

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    Cats

    Registrations, trapping, breeding cats and limits on cat numbers.

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    Dogs

    Registrations, dangerous/restricted breeds, dog free reserves, barking complaints and maximum dogs permitted.