The Council’s animal shelter ensures lost and found animals receive sufficient care and welfare during their stay.
Christchurch has the highest dog ownership per capita in New Zealand, but not all of them are registered. The Animal Management Shelter is often over-stretched with housing impounded dogs.
The animal shelter is not a fun place for dogs – it is noisy and often stressful for a dog.
To prevent your family pet from being impounded in the shelter, it is essential to ensure the following:
There are pound and seizure fees [PDF 175KB] for the impoundment of a dog in the shelter. These can be made directly to the shelter upon collection of your dog.
Closed Sunday and public holidays