Panel seeks public feedback on dogs

An Independent Community Advisory Panel seeks feedback from people on dog rehoming and euthanasia in the Invercargill and Bluff area.

Following the public response to a video showing a dog being euthanised by captive bolt in 2017, the Invercargill City Council immediately suspended use of the euthanasia method and called for an Independent Community Advisory Panel of six people to investigate options and report back to Council.

The Panel has spent several months meeting with charities, organisations, and dog experts, and is now seeking the public’s views through the Invercargill Dog Rehoming and Euthanasia Survey, as well as three “drop in” session. The feedback will be reviewed by Panel members to help them form their recommendations to the Council.

The survey can be completed online or printed and dropped off at Council. Here are the links:

Online survey:
Print survey:  Dog Rehoming Survey 2018  NOTE:  hard copies will be available at the Invercargill City Library, Bluff Service Centre, and Council administration building in Esk Street from 5pm  on Monday January 22.
Background: Background information for dog rehoming survey

The  informal “drop in” sessions will enable the public can ask questions, and share their opinions with panel members. Details:

Elles Road Dog Park, Invercargill
Wednesday, 24 January, 6pm to 8pm

Feldwick Gates, Queens Park, Invercargill
Saturday, 27 January, noon to 2pm

Gore Street, near the Bluff Service Centre, Bluff
Saturday, 3 February, noon to 2pm