Dog & Cat Management
Council has an obligation to administer the Dog & Cat Management Act with respect to issues regarding wandering dogs, dog attacks and the registration of dogs within the district.
Dog owners are responsible for the care and well being of their pet and to ensure that it is safe at all times and well behaved most of the time. All dogs make noise at some time. However, if you are concerned about the level of noise a dog is creating the first step towards resolving the issue is to speak to the owner in a non-threatening manner and try to reach a compromise.
Often the dog owner can be unaware that their dog is causing a nuisance as they may not be home when the barking occurs. Most dog owners are willing to work with their neighbours to achieve an amicable outcome.
For more information on barking dogs please click on the following link - Barking Dogs