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DOMESTIC ANIMALS ACT 1994 - SECT 41

Restraint of dangerous dogs off the owner's premises

S. 41(1) amended by Nos 65/2007 s. 15, 55/2011 s. 8.

    (1)     If a dangerous dog is outside the premises of its owner and is not—

        (a)     muzzled in a manner which is sufficient to prevent it causing injury by biting; and

        (b)     under the effective control of some person by means of a chain, cord or leash—

the owner of that dangerous dog and any person for the time being in charge of the dog are guilty of an offence and liable to a penalty of not more than 40 penalty units.

    (2)     This section does not apply to a dangerous dog which is a guard dog while the dog is guarding non-residential premises.

Pt 3 Div. 3A (Heading and ss 41A–41E) inserted by No. 87/2000 s. 20.

Division 3A—Particular provisions for the control of menacing dogs

S. 41A inserted by No. 87/2000 s. 20.



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