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Last reviewed: Thu, 22 Jan 2015

Pets and animals



Like all New Zealand local authorities, the majority of our Animal Control Team's day-to-day work concerns dogs, although we are also responsible for livestock and poultry. We are not responsible for other domestic pets such as cats, birds or fish.



Brown dog tick alert

Keep an eye out for ticks on dogs

A small number of an unwanted pest, the brown dog tick, have been found on two pet dogs in Canterbury near Christchurch.

Find out more in the Ministry for Primary Industries factsheet for Brown Dog Ticks in Canterbury [339KB].

Our web pages include information about lost or found animals, reporting a problem dog, registrations and microchipping, dog care and exercise. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us using the information below.

Want to stay informed? Sign up to our Animal Control eNewsletter, the Christchurch K9 News.

Dog registration and micro-chipping 

Dog registration and microchipping

Dog owner responsibilities 

Dog owner responsibilities

Exercising your dog 

Exercising your dog

Lost or found animals 

Lost or found animals

Reporting a problem dog 

Report a problem dog

Dog safety education programmes 

Dog safety education programmes

Fees and regulations 

Fees and regulations

Frequently asked questions 

Frequently asked questions

Contact us

Animal Control Team
Inspections and Enforcement Team
Phone: (03) 941 8999
Email:

 

Authorising Unit: Inspections and Enforcement

Last reviewed: Thursday, 22 January 2015

Next review: Friday, 22 January 2016

Keywords: animal health, animal welfare, animals, dogs, pets