How Animal Control Works
KDC is responsible for registering and generally keeping an eye on dogs in our District. As part of this our Dog Control Officers are called out to deal with stray or loose dogs on a regular basis. Our Regulatory Enforcement Officers (Animal Control) work weekly shifts. The Officer on duty changes from week to week.
Have you lost your dog/animal?
Check our Facebook Page for lost animals - we will generally post information about a lost animal on our Facebook page first. You don't need to have a Facebook account to see our page. Then phone the duty Regulatory Enforcement Officer on 027 668 8780. They’ll ask for information about the dog/animal and then let you know if/when they find it.
We'll also post on our website page if we have the animal for longer than a day.
Do not call any other number (including the personal numbers of our Officers) to contact Animal Control
What to do if you want to report a roaming dog/animal
Phone the duty Regulatory Enforcement Officer on 027 668 8780. Do NOT approach any strange dogs yourself as it can be dangerous.
If your dog is impounded
We impound all roaming dogs for the safety of the general public and the dog. Payable fees for the dog's release are:
- $80 for the first impoundment
- $110 second impoundment
- $160 third impoundment
- $25 sustenance fee per night
- An investigation fee of $135 per hour is also applicable for finding and uplifting the dog(s).
The dog(s) will not be released until all fees are paid. If your dog(s) are unregistered when they are impounded they will not be released until registration is also paid.
All required fees must be paid at the Council office. Our Regulatory Officer will then arrange to meet with you to reunite you with your dog (s).
Phone 027 688 8780 to report an issue. Our Regulatory Officer may contact to discuss and seek further information from you.
Dog Control Reports
Each year our animal management team has to provide a report on our work through the year, the number of dogs in our District (including menacing dogs), and any issues.