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Prohibition on transfer of ownership of restricted breed dogs

    (1)     A person must not sell or transfer (whether by giving or otherwise) ownership of a restricted breed dog to another person.

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

    (2)     Subsection (1) does not apply if the person surrenders the dog to a Council or a person who provides pound services to a Council under an agreement with the Council under section 84Y so that the Council or that person may destroy the dog.

    (3)     Subsection (1) does not apply if—

        (a)     the owner of the dog has died; and

        (b)     the dog was registered as a restricted breed dog or another breed of dog in Victoria immediately before the commencement of the Domestic Animals Amendment (Restricted Breeds) Act 2011 ; and

S. 41K(3)(c) amended by No. 29/2012 s. 15.

        (c)     the person sells or transfers (by giving, or otherwise) ownership of the dog to the husband, wife, domestic partner, parent, child or sibling (a related person ) of the owner of the dog and that related person is of or over the age of 18 years.

    (4)     In this section—

"domestic partner" has the same meaning as in section 3(1) of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996 .

S. 41L inserted by No. 83/2001 s. 17, amended by Nos 65/2007 s. 19, 55/2011 s. 19, 29/2012 s. 16.

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