Some dog rules change

The Waikato is an area of animal lovers with 13,615 dogs registered across the district.

At times dogs and other animals can cause problems: last month the council animal control team responded to 255 calls.

Earlier this year the council also canvassed community views on a draft dog control policy and bylaw and received 221 submissions that it’s now acted on.

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Dog chips going cheap

Waikato District Council is offering dog microchipping for just $20 – down from $37 – tomorrow, Tuesday March 26, and Wednesday, March 27.

The service will be offered from 11am to 3pm on Tuesday at Lake Hakanoa Domain, Huntly, and on Wednesday, at The Point, Ngaruawahia.

Since July 2006, all dogs registered in New Zealand for the first time (except farm dogs used for stock control) must be microchipped.

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