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Savings on dog registration fees

30 June 2006

Savings on dog registration fees

Dog owners have until August 1 to save up to $50 to register their pet.

Waitakere City Council approved a rise of $6 to registration fees, making the average fee $74 for a neutered dog.

This rises to $110 from 1 August. Other charges apply for non-desexed dogs, owners with a license and senior citizens.

The increase is to offset a local government levy for the National Dog Database, which is determined by Central Government.

Those owners with a dog owner’s license will pay only $54 to register their pet (desexed). To find out more about obtaining a dog owner license, see www.waitakere.govt.nz or call the Animal Welfare Centre on 839 0400.

Waitakere ratepayers fund only 31% of dog control operations, compared to Auckland City (50%) and Manukau City (49%).

Micro chipping is now also available at the Animal Welfare Centre for $20 per dog.


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