What does this mean for Animal Control and Education?

​​​The wellbeing of our community and our team ​are our number one priority. We are closely monitoring the advice from the Government and Ministry of Health and will be updating our website as new information becomes available. ​​​​

Alert Level 1

What will they do with roaming dogs?
Animal Education and Control has resumed full services. Dogs reported roaming will be followed up and either returned home or impounded as per our normal process.

Can we still register our dogs?
During the COVID-19 alert levels, dog registrations can still be done but we prefer these to be done online through the website. Dog registrations are due by 30 September 2020 and renewal notices will be sent out in mid-June. If you are unable to register your dog online, you can visit our Animal Education and Control Centre or the customer service desk at the Council building in Garden Pace.

When is the Animal Education and Control Centre open?
Under Alert Level 1, our Animal Education and Control Centre will continue to operate at reduced hours until Thursday 18 June, at which point we will resume our normal operating hours of seven days, 12.30pm to 4.30pm (excluding public holidays).

Can we come and see the adoption dogs?
The Animal Education and Control Centre will resume normal operating hours from Thursday 18 June and we are currently still only doing adoption visits by appointment. Firstly, send us a message via our Hamilton Adopt a Dog Facebook page and let us know which dog you are interested in. Please also let us know a little bit about yourself and the home you can provide for the dog. If we think it sounds like a good fit, we will send you an adoption application form to fill in.​

What does this mean for exercising your dog?
At our designated off-lead parks, dogs are now allowed off their leads for exercise.

Refer here for more information on exercising your dog during the alert levels .

Page reviewed: 09 Jun 2020 2:07pm