(1) The authority must accommodate a seized animal by—
(a) if the authority is reasonably satisfied that the animal can be kept under suitable care by the person in charge of the animal—returning the animal to the care of the person under stated written conditions; or
(b) if the authority is not satisfied that the animal can be kept under suitable care by the person in charge of the animal—placing the animal in the care of an animal welfare entity; or
(c) if the animal cannot be placed in the care of an animal welfare entity—impounding the animal.
(2) A condition mentioned in subsection (1) (a) may include—
(a) a condition prescribed by regulation; and
(b) any other condition the authority considers appropriate to ensure the welfare and appropriate care of the animal.
(3) A person commits an offence if—
(a) an animal is returned to the person's care under stated written conditions; and
(b) the person fails to comply with a condition.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.
(4) An offence against subsection (3) is a strict liability offence.