Animal Control

​​​​​​​​​​​The Animal Control Unit operates every day. Most staff time is spent on dog control issues such as barking, roaming, and attacks on people, other dogs or stock. The unit also manages dog registration.

​​​​​​​​​​Council’s Anim​al Control Unit works under the Dog Control Act 1996, the Rotorua Lakes Council Dog Control By-law 2005 and the Impounding Act 1​955.

Dogs aren't allowed in the central business district (CBD)​:

Staff are on call 24 hours to deal with dog attacks, stock wandering o​n public roads and collection of trapped or secured wandering dogs.

Open hours

  • Office: Monday to Friday, 8am - 4.30pm
  • Pound: Monday to Friday, 2pm - 4:30pm

Phone: 07 ​348 4199​​​​​

Page reviewed: 10 Jun 2020 3:08pm