Buller District Council

Management of aggressive dog

21st June, 2021

Last Tuesday (15 June) Buller District Council staff were called to a dog attacking stock, subsequently the dog was impounded. Due to the aggressive behaviour of the dog, a veterinarian was engaged to euthanise the animal.

The usual euthanasia procedures were not possible, and safety of personnel became a significant risk. As a result, the dog was shot.

It is not Council policy or practice to shoot dogs.

This was an extraordinary event and a very difficult situation for all involved.


For more information please contact

Buller District Council
Group Manager Regulatory Sevices
Sean Judd


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