New Zealand Dog News

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February 27, 2012

Canine boom hits capital

Ruth Herbert reckons Wellington is a great place to own a dog – and it appears increasing numbers agree with her.

Wellington is experiencing a canine boom, with a big leap in the number of registered dogs.

More paws on the ground have brought more problems, with an associated jump in dog-related complaints and more than 770 dogs impounded in the past year.

There were 9635 registered dogs in the capital in 2010-11, compared with 8970 in 2009-10 – a leap of 665, according to a Wellington City Council dog control report.

Ms Herbert, of Karori, was surprised by the increase, but said: "There do seem to be a lot of people out there with dogs."


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