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DOMESTIC ANIMALS ACT 1994 - SECT 17

Registration of dangerous and restricted breed dogs

S. 17(1) amended by Nos 83/2001 s. 14(a), 76/2005 s. 12(2).

    (1)     A Council may register or renew the registration of a dangerous dog and may impose conditions upon the registration of that dog.

S. 17(1AA) inserted by No. 65/2007 s. 8(1), repealed by No. 44/2017 s. 5.

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S. 17(1A) inserted by No. 76/2005 s. 12(3), substituted by Nos 65/2007 s. 8(2), 44/2010 s. 7, 39/2011 s. 4, 44/2017 s. 5.

    (1A)     A Council—

        (a)     may register or renew the registration of a restricted breed dog; and

        (b)     may impose conditions on the registration or the renewal of the registration of a restricted breed dog.

Note

Under sections 10A(4) and 10C(6), a Council cannot register a restricted breed dog unless the dog is desexed (subject to the exception under section 10B(1)(e)) and the dog has been implanted with a prescribed permanent identification device.

S. 17(1B)(1C) inserted by No. 76/2005 s. 12(3), repealed by No. 44/2017 s. 5.

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S. 17(2) amended by Nos 83/2001 s. 14(b), 76/2005 s. 12(4), 65/2007 s. 8(3).

    (2)     If the Council proposes to exercise a discretion not to register or renew the registration of a dangerous dog or a restricted breed dog that is able to be registered or have its registration renewed by the Council under this Act, the Council must—

        (a)     notify the owner; and

        (b)     allow the owner the opportunity to make both written and oral submissions to the Council.

    (3)     The Council must consider any submission to it before making its decision.

S. 17(4) amended by No. 83/2001 s. 14(c).

    (4)     If the Council has decided not to register or renew the registration of a dangerous dog or a restricted breed dog, it must serve written notice of that decision on the owner.

    (5)     The notice must—

        (a)     be served within 7 days of the making of the decision; and

        (b)     give reasons for the decision.



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