Dog Management Bylaw 2012
Ture ā-Rohe Tiaki Kurī 2012
The Dog Management Bylaw 2012 implements the Policy on Dogs and contains dog owners' obligations, additional to those already contained in the Dog Control Act 1996 and Animal Welfare Act 1999.
Dog owners' obligations
Dog owners' obligations under the Dog Control Act 1996 are to:
- ensure their dog is registered and microchipped ensure their dog is under control at all times or is confined carry a leash in public places, even if the dog is allowed under control off a leash
- ensure their dog receives proper care and attention, food, water, shelter, and exercise
- ensure their dog does not injure, endanger, intimidate, distress or cause a nuisance to any person
- ensure their dog does not injure, endanger or distress any animal
- ensure their dog does not damage or endanger other people's property.
Dog owners' obligations under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 are to:
- ensure the physical, health and behavioural needs of their dog are met
- ensure their dog receives treatment if ill or injured
- comply with minimum standards and consider recommended best practices for the welfare of dogs in relation to:
- dog ownership
Dog owners' obligations under the Dog Management Bylaw 2012 are to:
- be familiar and observe where dogs are allowed under control off a leash
- be familiar and observe where dogs are allowed under control on a leash
- be familiar and observe where dogs are not allowed
- immediately remove and appropriately dispose of their dogs' faeces
- obtain a licence to keep multiple dogs on a premises
- de-sex uncontrolled dogs.
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