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Dunedin City Council – Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti
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Found dogs and other animals

If you have found a stray animal and are unsure what to do with it, here are some useful contacts.

Contact the Council

We can list the the found dog or stock on our lost and found list. We will need an accurate description of the animal you have found:

  • height
  • Colour
  • Breed
  • Sex
  • distinguishing features

and contact details for yourself in case the animal is reported after you have called.

If you have contained a dog, the ranger can collect the dog and take it to the dog pound.

Other places to contact


Contact or visit between 10.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 8.30am - 12.00pm.


For any information about cat traps or to report a problem with a cat, please contact the SPCA.

Other animals

If you see any animal caught in a trap, contact us and we can deal with it. If you find or wish to make a complaint about any other types of animal, please contact the SPCA directly.

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