Investigation of allegations of breaches of the Animal Welfare Act
In October 2016, the Ministry for Primary Industries began an investigation into allegations of breaches of the Animal Welfare Act 1999 at the Animal Control Unit of the Napier City Council.
The allegations related to the period between August 2015 and October 2016. The investigation was concluded in January 2017 and a report released in May 2017.
The report concluded there was either no or insufficient evidence of breaches of the Animal Welfare Act 1999.
Napier City Council animal control and pound investigation report
Note, the report has been redacted – the names of individuals have been removed to protect their privacy and some other information has been withheld as it could prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied, or who is the subject of, the information.