Animal Control


The Animal Control fees and charges stated below have been set by Council under the authority of the Dog Control Act 1996, the Impounding Act 1955 and Manawatu District Bylaws.

    2018/19

Dog Registration Fees

   
General registration Discounted fee if paid by 1 August 2018 $ 103.00
Standard fee if paid after 1 August 2018 $ 154.00
Neutered/spayed Discounted fee if paid by 1 August 2018 $ 66.00
Standard fee if paid after 1 August 2018 $ 99.00
Working dogs/selected owners/gold card Discounted fee if paid by 1 August 2018 $ 33.00
Standard fee if paid after 1 August 2018 $ 48.00
Dangerous dogs classified under the Dog Control Act 1996 Discounted fee if paid by 1 August 2018 $ 155.00
Standard fee if paid after 1 August 2018 $ 232.00
Menacing dogs classified under the Dog Control Act 1996 Discounted fee if paid by 1 August 2018 $ 155.00
Standard fee if paid after 1 August 2018 $ 232.00
     
Disability Assist Registration  No charge
Note: Infringements may be issued for all outstanding registrations after 1 September 2018
     

Other Charges

   
Replacement tag $ 4.00
Application for preferred owner status/multi dog permit $ 65.00
Exemption for distance to boundary for kennels $ 65.00
Exemption for dog use at special/public events in dog prohibited areas $ 329.00
     

Impounding fees (during business hours)

   
Livestock - cattle/horses (per head) $ 135.00
Livestock - sheep/pigs (per head) $ 33.00
     

Dogs

   
First impound $ 135.00
Second impound $ 188.00
Third impound $ 243.00
     

Impounding fees (after hours: Mon - Fri 5pm - 8am and weekends)

Livestock Actual cost
     

Release fee (after hours: Mon - Fri 5pm - 8am and weekends)

Livestock  Actual cost
Dogs $ 143.00
     

Sustenance fees (per head, per day)

   
Livestock (excluding pigs and calves) $ 15.00
Pigs and calves $ 22.00
Dog $ 23.00
     

Other charges

   
Advertising Actual cost
Transport of stock to pound Actual cost
Microchip dogs $ 43.00
Housing dog at other facilities Actual cost
Working dog inspection $ 139.00
Barking dog collar hire Bond $100, $15 per week
     

Animal Bylaw

   
Application for more than 12 poultry $ 113.00
Application for bees in urban areas $ 113.00
Application for pigs in urban areas $ 113.00
     

Hourly officer rates

   
Animal Control Officer $ 143.00
Senior Animal Control Officer $ 165.00

Fees determined by the Dog Control Act 1996

(Schedule 1: substituted, on 28 June 2006, by section 28 of the Dog Control Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 23)

Office specified as infringement offence General description of offence   2018/19
Section 18  Wilful obstruction of dog control officer or ranger $ 750.00
Section 19(2) Failure to supply information or wilfully providing false particulars about owner $ 750.00
Section 19A(2) Failure to supply information or wilfully providing false particulars about dog $ 750.00
Section 20(5) Failure to comply with any bylaw authorised by the section $ 300.00
Section 23A(2) Failure to undertake dog owner education programme or dog obedience course (or both) $ 300.00
Section 24 Failure to comply with obligations of probationary owner $ 750.00
Section 28(5) Failure to comply with effects of disqualification $ 750.00
Section 32(2) Failure to comply with effects of classification of dog as dangerous dog $ 300.00
Section 32(4) Fraudulent sale or transfer of dangerous dog $ 500.00
Section 33EC(1) Failure to comply with effects of classification of dog as menacing dog $ 300.00
Section 33F(3) Failure to advise person of muzzle and leashing requirements $ 100.00
Section 36A(6) Failure to implant microchip transponder in dog $ 300.00
Section 41 False statement relating to dog registration $ 750.00
Section 41A Falsely notifying death of dog $ 750.00
Section 42 Failure to register dog $ 300.00
Section 46(4) Fraudulent procurement or attempt to procure replacement dog registration label or disc $ 500.00
Section 48(3) Failure to advise change of dog ownership $ 100.00
Section 49(4) Failure to advise change of address $ 100.00
Section 51(1) Removal, swapping, or counterfeiting of registration label or disc $ 500.00
Section 52A Failure to keep dog controlled or confined $ 200.00
Section 53(1) Failure to keep dog under control $ 200.00
Section 54(2) Failure to provide proper care and attention, to supply proper and sufficient food, water, and shelter, and to provide adequate exercise $ 300.00
Section 54A Failure to carry leash in public $ 100.00
Section 55(7) Failure to comply with barking dog abatement notice $ 200.00
Section 62(4) Allowing dog known to be dangerous to be at large unmuzzled or unleashed $ 300.00
Section 62(5) Failure to advise of muzzle and leashing requirements $ 100.00
Section 72(2) Releasing dog from custody $ 750.00