The Animal Education and Control team deal with a number of complaints related to nuisance animals including strays, feral pets and pests.
To report an incidence please contact Animal Control on 07 838 6632.
Barking is a normal and healthy means of communication for a domestic dog. However, when the barking is not responded to in the appropriate manner it may become a nuisance.
Click on the link below to find out more information on how to report a barking dog or tips to fix your own dog's barking.
Feral cats and possum trap hire
Dealing with stray cats
Stray cats come in a variety of forms - healthy and friendly, vulnerable kittens, injured cats, abandoned cats and feral cats.
Healthy/ friendly strays
These cats are friendly and don't mind if you walk up to them or pet them. We recommend not giving them food for a week as they're often someone's pet looking for a extra meal. If they continue to come back after a week, you can download a paper collar, which alerts the owner to contact you. The paper cat collar can be downloaded here.
Litters, vulnerable cats and injured cats
Please take any vulnerable cats, litters or injured cats to the Waikato SPCA (07 847 4868).
If a cat has been abandoned (e.g. a neighbour moved but left their cat behind) then call the Waikato SPCA (07 847 4868).