Large animals like horses, sheep or cattle found wandering on our roads, can be a serious hazard.
If you see a wandering animal in a public place let us know on phone (04) 237 5089.
If it is creating a nuisance, holding up traffic or endangering any person or itself, phone the Police on 111. They will provide traffic control until the animal can be safely contained.
For stranded, straying or dead marine mammals, contact the Department of Conservation on 0800 362 468.
If you wish to send any photos in support of your request or advice, please email them separately to [email protected] and we'll attach them to your record in our systems.
Our council officers may impound wandering stock until we find out who owns it.
You can reclaim animals from us by providing proof of ownership and paying any costs of impounding and looking after them.
If unclaimed, animals may be sold by public tender advertised in local newspapers, or disposed of in another way.
To find out about a missing or impounded animal, call us on (04) 237 5089.