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

 


Council announces changes to Pukekohe Dog Pound

17 July 2014

Council announces changes to Pukekohe Dog Pound

Following a change in operation at the Pukekohe Dog Pound, Waikato District Council has announced reduced services at the facility, taking effect on 4 August.

The facility, which is owned by Auckland Council and leased by Waikato District Council, was until recently servicing both Auckland and Waikato district dogs.

However the usage for Auckland dogs was low and following discussions between both councils, Auckland Council has decided to no longer use the facility instead nominating the Manukau Shelter as its primary southern facility.

This will see a decrease in business and therefore the hours of the Pukekohe Pound will reduce to Monday to Friday, 2.30pm – 3.30pm, and it will no longer be open on the weekend.

Payments such as dog registrations and infringement fines will also no longer be accepted at the site and will need to be paid at a Council office, the nearest being the Tuakau Office.

General Manager Customer Support Sue Duignan said these changes would align the Pukekohe Pound with Council’s other pound, located in Brownlee Avenue, Ngaruawahia.

“We appreciate this is a change for our customers but it will mean consistency between our pounds in terms of the hours and services offered and the current usage figures suggest these hours are suitable.”

Ms Duignan said Animal Control Officers will continue to be based at the Tuakau Office and patrol the area as normal.

The pound is home to dogs that are picked up wandering or are seized from properties for aggressive behaviour or attacking. If the dog is not collected by its owner within seven days it is assessed for its suitability to be re-homed.

Dogs available for adoption from either pound can be viewed at www.facebook.com/pages/Animal-Re-home-Waikato/512161805505695

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

#SaveCampbellLive : Mediaworks Delivered 104,000 Petition Signatures At TV3's Newton HQ
#PonyTailGate #TailGate Full Coverage

Pukeahu Park : ANZAC 100th Anniversary Dawn Service In Pictures

Roughly 18,000 people gathered this morning at Pukeahu Memorial Park for the Anzac day centenary. Anticipating the large turnout, patrons arrived as early as 4.30. It was virtually impossible to get near the Memorial after 5am. By 6, the crowds on Taranaki Street had stretched as far back as the Z Petrol station.

The screens erected around the park displayed the live events to those who had turned up. The heat generated by the huge number of people caused many to take a turn. Medics and ambulances were on hand for the fainting crowd members. Only twenty minutes into the ceremony, one medic said they had already dealt with 15 to 20 spells. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

War: What’s To Commemorate?

Gordon Campbell in Werewolf: Is there anything that can be validly commemorated on this 100th anniversary of Gallipoli? Beyond, that is, a fleeting sense of empathy with the thousands of soldiers killed or wounded on April 25 1915 and in the months thereafter, until the whole thing was finally called off in December 1915. More>>

MORE IN WEREWOLF:

ALSO:

Peter Ellis Case: Minister Declines Request For Commission Of Inquiry

Justice Minister Amy Adams has declined a request from supporters of Peter Ellis for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that an inquiry cannot be used to determine the liability of any person. More>>

Quakes: New Process For Red Zone Crown Offers

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to owners of vacant, commercial/industrial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Battle Obama Is Waging Over The TPP

For the past two and a half years, this column has been arguing that the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will hinge on whether US President Barack Obama can win Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) from Congress... Last week, the White House finally, finally unveiled a draft TPA Bill. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Govt Breaks Free Doctors Visit Promise To Kids

Documents obtained by the Green Party show that the Government decided to fund only 90 percent of doctors’ visits for children suffering from an injury in an attempt trim the cost of the so-called “free” visits. More>>

ALSO:

Other Wars: Extension Of NZDF Commitment In Afghanistan

The New Zealand Defence Force’s commitment of mentors and support staff to the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Afghanistan has been extended out to December 2016, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

PM's Press Conference: Auckland Property Prices Increasing "Too Rapidly"

John Key accepted that Auckland property prices 'are going up too rapidly” in a press conference held today in Wellington, however he said that this is not anything new. More>>

ALSO:

Press Conference: ANZAC PMs Concerned About ISIL Bringing The War Home

Prime Minister Key and Prime Minister Abbott spoke of the bond formed between Australia and New Zealand in the “baptism of fire” of Gallipoli. Abbott stated that New Zealand and Australia’s values and interests are linked, and this is reflected in the joint operation in Iraq which will begin shortly. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news