Waitaki District Council animal control respond to complaints about a variety of animal problems. These include dogs and stock.
You can contact Animal Control on (03) 433 0300
Insect pests such as bees and wasps are not council's responsibility and you will need to call a Pest Control contractor.
Stock in Urban Areas
Unless carefully controlled, the keeping of stock in the urban area can become a nuisance and be offensive to neighbours.
Keeping pigs in the urban area is not permitted in the Waitaki district and there are special requirements for keeping poultry in these areas. A permit is also required for anyone wanting to keep beehives in urban areas.
Stock can be dangerous if left to wander on roads.
The Waitaki District Council will impound stock found on the road at any time of the day or night.
Who is Responsible
New Zealand Transport Authority is responsible for stock on state highways.
Stock trespassing on private land may be impounded by the land owner and delivered to the pound - which is administered by council