Animal Welfare

Animal neglect and abuse

Phone: (03) 547 7171
Emergency After Hours: The above number will divert to our call centre after hours and staff will be dispatched for emergencies between 7am and 9pm.

Please note:
Outside office hours we operate an emergency service only.

  • If you think an animal is being abused, neglected or mistreated in any way, please call us immediately – that’s what we’re here for.
  • We have staff on-call 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  • If not urgent please email your concerns with your contact details to:
  • Email:
  • nb. Emails are not checked daily so for urgent cases please phone.
  • All complaints are dealt with confidentially
  • If you have a barking or wandering stock complaint please telephone your nearest counil
  • Nelson City Council telephone 03 546 0200
  • Tasman District Council telephone 03 543 8400
  • Marine Mammals DOC 03 546 9335 or 0800 362 468
  • Native Species 03 548 6166