A rare bouquet to local government;
The Clutha District Council plans to largely ignore legislation requiring dog owners to microchip all pups being registered for the first time after July 1.
Staff would not insist dog owners had their pups microchipped. Instead, they would only enforce microchipping if dogs were impounded or classified as dangerous and menacing, planning and environment manager Murray Brass said yesterday.
I wouldn’t say we are defying the law. I would say we are giving enforcement a low priority, he said.
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