Dog laws welcomed
Rotorua Lakes Council has welcomed the national action plan to reduce the risk of dog attacks.
Rotorua Lakes Council’s compliance solutions manager, Neven Hill, said they had 443 registered dogs classified as menacing.
‘‘Dogo Argentino make up a small number of these dogs, while the American Pit Bull terrier type makes up 404 of the district’s menacing dogs.’’
Those dogs had been responsible for 18 attacks on people and animals in 2016 alone.