Animal management officer Janet Larsen explains how the 'A Dog's Story' app is being used to teach dog safety in schools.
A major milestone has been reached in a bid to get menacing dogs in Auckland registered, de-sexed and micro-chipped.
A week after the announcement of an amnesty for menacing dogs, more than 120 dogs have already been registered.
With 520km of coastline, the Manukau Harbour is New Zealand’s second biggest harbour. It’s also home to many hidden gems which are well worth a visit while summer is still with us.
The Dog Control Act (1996) automatically classifies four breeds (Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa and Perro de Presa Canario) and one type (American Pit Bull Terrier) as menacing dogs, no matter how they behave individually.
Council's Menacing Dogs Amnesty runs until 30 June to reduce dog-related harm.
Auckland Council's world-first dog safety smartphone app is an important educational tool to help keep children safe around dogs.
Councillor Calum Penrose calls on the New Zealand Herald to help make Auckland a safer city.
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