We have now sent out notices to all known dog owners for the re-registration of their furry friends. You have until 31 July to pay this and everyone who pays by the due date will go in the draw to win a Pooch Pack!
Dog registration fees for the 2019/2020 year are:
- Pet - $94.50
- Desexed - $70.50
- Working - $39.50
- Dangerous Dog - $141.70
- Replacement tags - $3.50 each
- All dogs over the age of three (3) months must be registered.
- The final date for paying your current dog registration is 31 July 2019.
- A late registration penalty of 50% will be applied for every dog over the age of three (3) months which has not been registered on or before 31 July 2019.
- A discount of 20% will apply to holders of a Government issued SuperGold card for the registration of Pet and Desexed dogs where the registration is fully paid on or before the due date.
- A certificate is required for the reduced fee for Desexed dogs.
- It is an offence to keep a dog older than three months which is unregistered. The penalty is a $300 fine.
If you have any enquiries, please talk to Murray Malloch or Paula Kerr, Animal Control Officers, phone 027 437 5452.
What does your dog registration pay for?
Uncontrolled dogs not only present a nuisance but also a threat, as is evidenced by the high incidence of dog attacks on humans and other animals.
We have to deliver a 24 hour service to deal with both dog and stock control and Council employs 1.5 full time staff members to do so. They are very busy both during the day and at night, as they also attend a high number of after-hour call-outs. Council deals with these incidents on a user pays basis as much as possible and your dog registration fees pay for the balance of the dog and stock control services we deliver, including:
- Promoting better care and control of the dogs in the Grey District.
- Promoting community safety by dealing with aggressive dogs and irresponsible owners.
- Protecting dogs by encouraging responsible dog ownership.
- Responding to complaints about dogs.
- Re-uniting lost dogs with owners.
- Providing a pound facility (impounding fees pay for pound operation).
- Providing the community with information on dogs.
- Monitoring and enforcing bylaws on dog control.
- Taking legal action against owners of unregistered or problem dogs.
- Implementing dog control policies.
- Advocating on dog matters.
- Protecting dog lovers' rights to own dogs and dealing with dog related problems.
Date of notice: 1 July 2019