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Dogs or cats creating a nuisance

    (1)     The occupier of any premises where a dog or cat is kept or permitted to remain must not allow that animal to be a nuisance.

Penalty:     1 penalty unit.

    (2)     A dog or cat is to be regarded as a nuisance for the purposes of this section—

        (a)     if it injures or endangers the health of any person; or

        (b)     if it creates a noise, by barking or otherwise, which persistently occurs or continues to such a degree or extent that it unreasonably interferes with the peace, comfort or convenience of any person in any other premises.

S. 32(3) amended by No. 65/2007 s. 13.

    (3)     If a person is found guilty of an offence against this section, the court may order that person to take that action (if any) to abate the nuisance which is specified in the order.

    (4)     A person must comply with an order made against him or her under subsection (3).

Penalty:     3 penalty units.

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