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Responsibility for boarded dogs or cats

    (1)     The proprietor of a place where a dog or cat is boarded or his or her agent must ensure that—

        (a)     if the animal is confined or otherwise unable to provide for itself, it is provided with proper and sufficient food, drink and shelter; and

        (b)     if the animal is sick or injured, veterinary or other appropriate attention or treatment is provided for it.

Penalty:     10 penalty units.

    (2)     If the proprietor has entered into a written agreement with the owner by which the owner agrees that the proprietor is not to undertake all or any of the duties set out in subsection (1), subsection (1) does not apply in so far as the agreement so specifies.

    (3)     If a person is required to obtain veterinary care for an animal under this section, that person may recover the cost of that care, to the extent that the cost is reasonable, from the owner.

    (4)     If it is necessary to destroy an animal which is being boarded, the proprietor of the place where the animal is being boarded may authorise the destruction of that animal, unless, by agreement with the owner, the proprietor is not entitled to give that authorisation.

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