Nuisance dogs and cats
Our City Rangers patrol all areas of Lake Macquarie and investigate more than 3,000 complaints in relation to pets each year.
According to The Companion Animals Act 1998, a nuisance dog falls into one or more of the following categories:
- is not kept safely under control
- makes persistent noise that occurs or continues to such a degree that it interferes with the peace and comfort of any person in any other premises, if a barking dog affects you, we recommend the following actions
- repeatedly damages or defecates on property of others
- repeatedly runs at or chases any person, animal (other than vermin) or vehicle
- endangers the health and safety of any person or animal (other than vermin).
According to the Companion Animals Act 1998, a nuisance cat falls into one of more the following categories:
- makes persistent noise that occurs or continues to such a degree that it interferes with the peace and comfort of any person in any other premises
- repeatedly damages property of others.
Reporting nuisance animals
Barking is a natural behaviour for dogs, and it is just one way in which they communicate. However, we understand in some cases barking dogs may become a neighbourhood nuisance impacting on the amenity of the area. If a barking dog affects you, we recommend the following actions.
For further information or to make a complaint about a nuisance dog or cat in your area please contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page last updated: 12 December 2016