Animal Control

​​​​Council’s Animal Control Unit works under the Dog Control Act 1996, the Rotorua Lakes Council Dog Control By-law 2005 and the Impounding Act 1955.

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.

Dogs are not allowed in the central business district (CBD) - for a list of where you can walk your dog click HERE

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

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

07 348-4199
Page reviewed: 03 Jul 2019 10:10am