Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


100,000 dogs to be registered by 1 August


100,000 dogs to be registered by 1 August


Auckland’s 87,000 dog owners have until the end of July to register more than 100,000 dogs.

Auckland Council’s Animal Management Manager Tracey Moore says dog registration is required by law to ensure councils have the information they need to help find wandering, lost or stolen dogs.

“The most important reason for registering your dog is so if it goes missing or wanders off it is easier for us to reunite you. It also helps us keep track of dogs that have changed owners or districts,” she says.

Fees collected from dog registrations will fund approximately 60 per cent of Auckland Council’s animal management services for 2014/15.

Animal management provides a wide range of services across the community including three council animal shelters which care for approximately 9000 stray or lost dogs each year, most of which are reunited with their owners or are adopted out.

Animal management staff across the region work to ensure the public is protected from nuisance animals and provide education on dog safety and advice through publications and school visits.

Auckland Council also runs a responsible dog owner licence scheme, where certified owners receive discounted rates on their registration to reward those owners who go that extra mile looking after their dog.

This year dogs will be issued with a green tag to wear on their collar once the registration is complete.

For further information on dog registrations visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Road Crime: Wicked Campers Vans Classified As Objectionable

The definition of publication includes any "thing that has printed or impressed upon it, or otherwise shown upon it, 1 or more (or a combination of 1 or more) images, representations, signs, statements, or words", The Classification Office has previously classified such 'things' as billboards, t-shirts, and even a drink can. This is the first time the Classification Office has classified a vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news