Responding to roaming dog reports is another common occurrence, but when she’s not doing any of the above, Vicki is busy finding new homes for unclaimed or surrendered dogs that would make suitable pets.
A four-month-old pup hasn’t been claimed from the Lower Hutt animal shelter after seven days on site, and therefore, under the Dog Control Act 1996, ownership of that dog has now been transferred to Animal Services. Lower Hutt and Wellington have a shared Animal Services contract.
Vicki collects the playful little Bearded Collie, who’s been named Ash, and he’s taken back to Moa Point where he’ll stay in the newly upgraded facilities until he’s adopted out.
She says the Moa Point animal shelter is never very full, as Wellington has an impressively high reclaim rate and many responsible dog owners.