Read the checklist first

Reporting dangerous dogs and dog attacks helps keep everyone in our community safe. This also helps us monitor any dog control issues more closely.

1. Is someone hurt?

Please call 111 first.

2. Does the animal pose an urgent safety concern for the public?

Please call Animal Education and Control 24/7 on 07 838 6632 instead.

3. Does the issue meet any of the following criteria?

If your issue meets one of the following criteria, then please call us.

  • A dangerous dog has attacked a person or animal.
  • A menacing dog is roaming freely in my neighbourhood.
  • A dog has acted aggressively or is a danger towards a person, protected wildlife or another animal.
  • A dangerous or menacing dog keeps escaping or leaning over my fence.

Step 2: YOU

Call Animal Education and Control 24/7 on 07 838 6632


What happens next?

If a dog attack has occurred, or a dog is aggressive and intimidating, Council may take the following actions:

  • issue an infringement notice to the owner
  • file a prosecution (if the offence or harm is significant)
  • classify the dog as dangerous or menacing (if it has not been already)
  • remove and impound the dog while a court decision is made
  • euthanise the dog.
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Last updated 27 July 2022