If you observe stock wandering uncontrolled on a road or in a public area contact the Council immediately so we can contain or impound the stock. If you have lost or found stock please report the animals by phoning 03 941 8999.

The Council operates and maintains stock pound facilities for the impounding of stock (sheep, horses, pigs, cattle or goats) and provides services for the seizure, impounding and termination of unclaimed trespassing and wandering stock. 

Please note that the Council does not impound poultry.

Unclaimed stock

Where unclaimed stock remain at the stock pound, the Council must advertise the stock as unclaimed and must auction the animal on an advertised date and time.

Auctions are advertised through a public notice in a local newspaper at least a week prior to the auction. Auctions are also displayed on the notice board outside the stock pound at 10 Metro Place, Bromley.

Auctions may be infrequent and are dependent on the number of impounded animals.

Impounded stock location

10 Metro Place, Bromley, Christchurch(external link)

Day Opening hours
Monday to Friday 1 pm to 5.30 pm
Saturday 11 am to 1 pm
Sunday and public holidays Closed

Stock impound fees

Fees payable for the release of stock includes all costs incurred by the Council in the impounding of the stock (eg. trailer/truck hire) and the associated pound and seizure fees.

Fees indicated are set by Council but the actual costs for the release, including all costs incurred by the Council, will be advised when they have been tallied. Fees are per animal and sustenance costs are per day.