When there is a threat to animals or public safety contact us on 03 941 8999 or 0800 800 169.

Animal Management responds immediately to current issues related to: 

  • dog attacking or biting
  • dog at large and rushing at people
  • dog distressed and in immediate danger
  • dog or poultry found wandering, secured by you for an Animal Management officer to collect
  • domesticated or farmed stock found wandering on the road or secured and needing to be removed.

If you are unsure please contact us and we'll help you work out what to do.

For any other problems either fill in this form or contact us on 03 941 8999 or 0800 800 169. 

Your details are for Council use only, your identity will not be revealed to the dog owner.

Please provide as much information as possible to assist the Animal Management team in their response.

Select the type of incident you are reporting

Dog barking

Dog welfare (non-life threatening)

Animal Management can respond when a dog has no water, food, shelter, has been abandoned.

Select all that apply

Dog fouling

Was the owner with the dog?

Wandering dog (non-aggressive)

Is the dog still out wandering?

Dog rushing on own property

Is the dog secured? (tied up/restrained)

Unregistered dog

Incident details