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Dog control policy and practices

Each year we report on the administration of the dog control policy and practices and provide dog control statistics.

2014-15 dog control policy and practices

Between 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015, we have 4 full-time Gisborne-based animal control officers. The Te Puia Springs office has 2 full-time animal control officers and one part-time stock ranger.
The staff are responsible for covering a land area of 8,360 square kilometres and 3,360km of public roads, and 330km of state highway.

There are 11,355 dogs currently owned in our district by 5,826 dog owners. 

Dog count by category

Dog category year 2012-13 year 2013-2014 year 2014-2015
Dangerous dog 24 19 13
Guide and Hearing 2 1 2
Licensed owner 295 285 273
Ordinary 4,249 4,277 4,220
Pensioner 616 649 667
Pig hunters club 94 92 85
Probationary owner 0 0 0
Rural pet 802 749 810
Special owner 729 751 817
Working dog 4,457 4,469 4,468
Total 11,268 11,292 11,355
Owners 5,769 6,227 5,826

2,536 dog complaints

Dog complaints year 2012-13 year 2013-2014 year 2014-2015
Complaints in total 3,521 3,326 2,536
Barking 413 396 385
Dog attacks 59 49 31
Dogs rushing 201 188 197
Stock and domestic pet attacks 127 80 82
Roaming dogs 770 781 799
Animal welfare 46 59 65
General dog complaints     479
Dog in prohibited areas 1 8  
Fouling 4 8  
Found dogs 253 434  
Kennel on boundary 2 1  
Lost dogs 231 480  
Multiple dog 7 16  

Dogs impounded

  year 2012-13 year 2013-2014 year 2014-2015
Dogs impounded 968 1,069 1,040
Claimed 264 392 382
Destroyed 503 523 521
Returned 137 90 73
Re-homed 31 59 63
to SPCA 14 5 0

Dog control policy and practices annual information

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015 [PDF, 179 KB]

1 July 2013 - 30 June 2014 (490kb)

1 July 2012 - 30 June 2013 (493kb)

1 July 2011 - 30 June 2012 (97kb)

1 July 2010 - 30 June 2011 (180kb)

1 July 2009 - 30 June 2010 (842kb)

1 July 2008 - 30 June 2009 (247kb)

1 July 2007 - 30 June 2008 (238kb)

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