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The Animal Control team promotes better care and control of dogs by providing public education within schools and community groups, responding to dog control complaints, maintaining pound facilities and enforcing the Dog Control Act and Animal Control Bylaws.
In response to the national COVID-19 alert level the Animal Control Centre is CLOSED to the public until further notice. During this time, be kind and wash your hands. For further information on Hastings District Council's response to COVID-19 please visit: www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/covid-19 or call 06 871 5000. For general information on COVID-19 please visit the Ministry of Health website www.covid19.govt.nz
Animal Control's main impounding facility is its Animal Welfare Centre, in Stevens Pl, Flaxmere.
Monday to Friday:
9am to 10am and 3pm to 4pm
Weekends and public holidays:
Animal Control staff are also charged with responding to reports of straying and trespassing stock, including cattle, sheep, horses, goats and donkeys etc. Where stock is found straying they are generally impounded if the owner cannot immediately be contacted. The stock is advertised and if the owner does not claim the animals, they are publicly auctioned.
Animal Control officers work from 8am to 5pm responding to complaints regarding animal behaviour (for example: roaming and barking dogs, dog attacks, stock on roads).
Animal Control responds to emergency calls regarding stock on roads, dog attacks and roaming dogs after hours, from 5pm to 8am.
To report a dog or stock-related issue at any time contact Council on 871 5000.
Dog Pound Stevens Place, Woolwich, Hastings
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