27 May 2019
Dog registrations are now due and with that the chance for one lucky dog in the Waipā to win free registration for life.
All dog owners who register their furry friend before 30 June 2019 will be in to win – a prize that could be worth more than $1,000 for healthy, young dogs.
Environmental services team leader, Karl Tutty said of the 8,466 registered in the Waipā last year, more than a thousand proactive owners had already registered their pooches for the 19/20 year.
“It is great to see dog owners getting onto registration early. Registering your dog is part of your responsibility as a good dog owner so I strongly encourage the remaining owners to get on to this sooner rather than later.”
All dogs in New Zealand are required by law to be registered by three months of age to comply with the Dog Control Act 1996. Adult dogs must be registered within 14 days of new ownership.
Fees help fund Council’s 24-hour dog control service contribute towards administration costs and allow for the maintenance of pound facilities and exercise areas.
“We also use the fees to provide new signage, as well as public education initiatives,” Tutty said.
This year’s registration tags are yellow, replacing last year’s green dog tags. These will be posted out following online payment or can be picked up at Cambridge and Te Awamutu Council offices when paying in person.
In Waipā, the fee to register urban-based dogs is $90, reduced to $65 if dogs are neutered and kept in a fenced section. Rural dogs cost $50 each to register as they generally have less access to Council services.
Owners can register their dogs online at waipadc.govt.nz/dogs or in person at the Cambridge or Te Awamutu Council offices. If dog registration is not paid, a 50 per cent penalty is applied under the Dog Control Act from 1 August 2019.