Domestic Animal Policy

Adopted December 2017.

Cute pig face.

Following on from the 2016 review of the Wellington Consolidated Bylaw 2008, Part 2: Animals, we have developed a Domestic Animal Policy and factsheets on four animal groups to encourage responsible animal ownership in Wellington.

The policy and factsheets provide advice on caring for animals, and have information on responsibilities and requirements under the bylaws. 

The policy does not add any new regulatory requirements.

  • Contents 
  • Introduction
  • Legal framework
  • Goals for animals in Wellington
    • Emergency preparedness
  • What the Council does
    • Ill-treatment of animals
    • Feral animals
  • Further information