Official Information Request - 4 October 2017

Sent: Wednesday, 4 October 2017 2:55 p.m.
Subject: TRIM: Information request - dog euthanisation

I refer to your correspondence received today requesting information on the method of euthanising dogs at the Rotorua pound.

Impounded dogs which are unclaimed and unable to re rehomed, or which have been involved in an attack and are surrendered by their owners, are euthanised by way of injection, administered by a vet.

We are obliged to advise that you may contact the Ombudsman at the address below if you have any concerns with the response provided by Council, by writing to:

The Office of the Ombudsman
PO Box 10 152

Alternatively, you may email or use the online complaints form available at


Jean-Paul Gaston     Group Manager, Strategy
P: 07 351 8302  | M0276554415  |
A: 1061 Haupapa St, Private Bag 3029, Rotorua Mail Centre, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand​​​
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