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 2 

What will they do with roaming dogs?
Under Alert Level 2, Animal Education and Control will be resuming 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. The Animal Education and Control Centre will be open from 1pm to 3pm daily (including weekends) if you are unable to register your dog online. If visiting the centre, 2m physical distancing always needs to be maintained.

Can we come and see the adoption dogs?
Under Alert Level 2, the Animal Education and Control Centre will be open from 1pm to 3pm daily (including weekends) but we are 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.

Why are we asking for this to be done before you view the dog? 
This is because we must limit contact with the public and our hope is by doing this, we can limit it to just one visit for each dog. If we think you are a good fit, we will invite you to come in and visit the dog via an appointment.

What does this mean for exercising your dog?
While out exercising, it's important that you try and keep your dog on a lead at all times so as to ensure 2m physical distancing between yourself and other people and their dogs is always maintained. At our designated off-lead parks, while dogs are allowed off their leads, it can lead to owners breaking the social distancing rules, so please keep this in mind when choosing to let your dog off its lead at these parks. Refer here for more information on exercising your dog during the alert levels​.

Page reviewed: 19 May 2020 1:50pm