Animal Control has the function of administering the Dog Control Act 1996 and Chapter 4 Dog Control of the Marlborough District Council (MDC) Bylaw.
This primarily involves dealing with complaints about dog nuisances and attacks and ensuring that all dogs are correctly registered. There is also a strong education focus. Currently, Marlborough has approximately 10,000 registered dogs, the majority of which are non-working dogs.
"Promoting responsible dog ownership that allows owners to enjoy their dogs without infringing on the enjoyment of others."
Contacting Animal Control
Animal Control can be contacted at:
56 Main Street
Postal Address: PO Box 1016, Blenheim 7240
Phone: 03 520 9033
Fax: 03 520 9035
Animal Control operates a 24/7 callout service and can be contacted at any time on the above telephone number.
The office hours are 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.
During dog registration between mid June and mid July each year, office hours are 7.30 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday and 9.00 am to 1.00 pm Saturdays.
Animal Control staff are here to help you. Do not hesitate to contact them if you have a concern or question.
The New Zealand Institute of Animal Control Officers members are practising animal control officers from throughout New Zealand.
The institute's website is a comprehensive resource with information on Animal Control, the Dog Control Act 1996, dog ownership and staying dog safe.