15 November 2023
Media: Local Democracy Reporter
Topic: Dog registrations
Is someone able to please check for me if infringement notices are yet to be sent out for unregistered dogs? Just want to make sure I'm up to date and if "Infringement notices would be sent out in coming weeks." would be accurate, thanks.
And will these go to all the 1660 owners?
Yes, we are in the process of preparing the infringement notices which will be sent out in the next one-and-a-half weeks. Please note that the actual number of owners may differ from the number expressed in the recent committee hearing (1660) due to some dog owners registering their dogs prior to the mail out date.
Media: NZME (Rotorua Daily Post and BOP Times)
Topic: Animal control data for 2023/24 financial year to date
Just checking whether the 2023 annual dog control report for Rotorua Lakes Council has been finalised and if so, can please send me a copy?
I am also seeking the same data for the period July 1, 2023 to date - the latest data available, please?
Q1. Current number of registered dogs?
Q2. The total number of dog-related complaints since July 1, 2023?
Q3. How many of those complaints were about dog attacks on persons and how many were about attacks on animals or dogs rushing at them?
Q4. How many of those complaints were about dogs barking and out roaming ?
Q5. Total number of disqualified owners?
Q6. Number of dangerous dogs and menacing dogs recorded by the RLC council?
Q7. Total number of infringement notices issued in that same period?
Q8. Number of prosecutions and also the number of infringement notices issued since July 1, 2023?
Q9. The number of dangerous dog owner convictions in that time?
I will come back to seek further comment from RLC once I have analysed the data provided.
The reporter was sent a link to RLC website where the report is located.
The answers to questions the reporter asked are in the report, with the exception of Questions 2 and 8 and the reporter indicated she was happy for council to send the responses to those once the information has been gathered.