DOG REGISTRATION CHANGES
Auckland Council is urging dog owners to take advantage of early-bird rates and online payment options when registering their pups this year. Dog owners now have the option to pay through bank transfer. Discounts are offered to responsible dog owners and desexed dogs. Councillor Linda Cooper said annual dog registration fees provided a 24-hour a day response to dog incidents and attacks, patrols, animal shelters, adoptions, dog safety education and reuniting lost dogs with owners. The fee if paid by August 1 is $141 or $174 if paid later.