Dog registrations are now open and owners can take advantage of early-bird rates.
Auckland Council’s early-bird rates are on offer until 1 August and applications can be completed online, by post or in person.
For those taking the easy online option the great news is that, for the first time since amalgamation, everyone across the region has the option to pay their registration Account2Account (bank transfer).
As well as the early-bird discount, responsible dog owners are rewarded with lower costs, says Auckland Council’s Regulatory Committee Chair, Councillor Linda Cooper.
“We offer discounts for responsible dog owners and de-sexed dogs as they are less likely to be the cause of nuisance or aggression related callouts,” says Cr Cooper.
Funding from dog registrations provides an array of animal management services including:
- a 24-hour response to dog incidents and attacks
- animal shelters
- dog adoptions
- dog safety education
- reuniting lost dogs with owners.
The Auckland region has more than 102,000 registered dogs and in the last calendar year the Animal Management team received more than 40,000 requests for service. Issues included things like barking complaints, roaming stock and welfare concerns.
All dogs in Auckland must be registered annually and the registration period runs from 1 July to 30 June the following year.
More information on dog registration can be found on the Auckland Council website.