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Resource material › Dog Control › 2016-2017 Nationwide menacing dog neutering campaign

(updated 30 September 2017)

A $850,000 pool of government funding to subsidise the neutering of dogs classified as menacing is part of the national action plan to reduce the risk and harm of dog attacks announced in late 2016.

Grants have been provided to councils to offer subsidised neutering in their districts.

As at 30 June 2017, the Department of Internal Affairs has approved grants for thirty-four councils. The Department does not intend to provide any further grants as the funding has been expended.

The table below shows the progress of the nationwide neutering campaign as at
30 June 2017. Please note the following regarding the figures below:

  • Some councils have yet to start their campaign.
  • The figures do not account for dogs that have been booked for a neutering operation but have not yet had the procedure.
The figures will be updated as councils report their progress to the Department of Internal Affairs.
Territorial authorityGrant amount (excl. GST)Total # menacing dogs neutered as at 30 September 2017
Ashburton District Council
$695.65
0
Auckland Council
$254,086.96
301
Buller District Council
$2,173.91
3
Dunedin City Council
$9,565.22
38
Far North District Council
$15,000.00
22
Gisborne District Council
$17,541.30
86
Grey District Council
$8,695.65
5
Hauraki District Council
$6,086.95
11
Invercargill City Council
$37,391.30
28
Kapiti Coast District Council
$15,617.39
17
Kawerau District Council
$7,711.30
12
Manawatu District Council
$19,336.09
14
Masterton District Council
$28,191.30
44
Napier City Council
$15,217.39
8
Nelson City Council
$21,739.13
9
New Plymouth District Council
$19,330.43
27
Opotiki District Council
$10,608.70
34
Palmerston North City Council
$9,230.00
38
Porirua City Council
$11,739.13
0
Rangitikei District Council
$22,608.70
37
Rotorua District Council
$22,247.83
173
Ruapehu District Council
$10,434.78
14
South Waikato District Council
$22,486.96
43
South Wairarapa District Council
$2,002.61
9
Tasman District Council
$23,478.26
20
Taupo District Council
$13,043.48
17
Tauranga City Council
$55,956.52
30
Waikato District Council
$15,492.17
43
Waitomo
$10,782.61
16
Wellington City Council
$4,695.65
5
Western Bay of Plenty District Council
$44,830.43
50
Westland District Council
$12,391.30
4
Whakatane District Council
$33,913.04
33
Whanganui District Council
$41,300.87
213
Total
$845,623.01
1404