25 Feb 2012

Dog registration fees to rise

7:05 am on 25 February 2012

Auckland Council is proposing a rise in dog registration fees, to fund its spending on managing dogs in the region.

Dog owners now pay $104 annually, which is set to increase to $160.

The council says ratepayers are subsiding the $12 million spent on managing dogs throughout Auckland.

It's proposing that 80% of those costs should be be recovered through an increase in dog fees.

However the plan has caused a backlash, with a Facebook page already started by disgruntled dog owners.