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Animal Welfare on a high in July

Animal Welfare on a high in July

Staff at Waitakere’s Animal Welfare Centre finally have time to grab a breath after a busy July.

Special reduced prices for registrations offered only for the month of July saw 8865 dogs registered, 100 more than the same month in 2005.

Numbers of dog owner license holders were up 69% with 55 more licenses issued this July.

Some 261 dogs in the city were microchipped for just $20, providing instant identification should they get lost in future.

Councillor Vanessa Neeson, chairman of Waitakere City Council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee, says the results are encouraging.

“It is great to see people have taken advantage of the discounts for early registrations in July. Clearly people are taking up the opportunity to be a more responsible dog owner by taking up the dog owner license courses offered by the Animal Welfare Centre,” says Mrs Neeson.

Microchipping is still available at the Animal Welfare Centre for $20 without an appointment.

For more information on the Animal Welfare Centre, see www.waitakere.govt.nz. Or call 839 0400.


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