The Council’s Animal Shelter ensures lost and found animals receive sufficient care and welfare during their stay.

The Animal Shelter is not a fun place for dogs – it is noisy and often stressful for a dog. 

To prevent your family pet from being impounded in the shelter, it is essential to ensure the following:

  • Your dog is registered and micro-chipped, to assist in the dog’s return home
  • Your dog is securely contained at home and not left to wander the streets
  • Your dog is under your control when exercising
  • You report immediately to Animal Management if your dog is lost


10 Metro Place, Bromley, Christchurch

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday to Friday 1.00pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 11.00am to 1.00pm
Sunday and public holidays Closed

Animal shelter fees

There are pound and seizure fees for the impoundment of a dog in the shelter.

These can be made directly to the shelter upon collection of your dog.