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Taking samples from dogs

S. 74B(1) amended by No. 69/2017 s. 50(1).

    (1)     If a Council authorised officer or Council contracted authorised officer reasonably suspects that an offence has been committed against section 41EB or section 29(1), (2), (3), (4), (5) or (6) in relation to a dog—

        (a)     the authorised officer may take a non-intimate sample from the dog; or

        (b)     the authorised officer may arrange for a veterinary practitioner (whether or not assisted by the authorised officer) to take an intimate or non-intimate sample from the dog—

for the purposes of determining whether the dog is involved in the offence.

S. 74B(2) amended by No. 69/2017 s. 50(2).

    (2)     A Council authorised officer or Council contracted authorised officer must not take a non‑intimate sample or assist a veterinary practitioner to take a non-intimate or intimate sample under this section unless the authorised officer has completed a course of training approved by the Minister and published in the Government Gazette.

    (3)     If, in the opinion of the authorised officer, a dog from which a sample is to be taken is aggressive or difficult to manage, the authorised officer may direct the owner of the dog to accompany the authorised officer to a pound or other place where a sample can safely be taken.

    (4)     In this section—

S. 74B(4) def. of authorised officer repealed by No. 69/2017 s. 50(3).

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"intimate sample" means a sample of a dog's blood;

"non-intimate sample" means a sample of a dog's saliva, fur, faeces or urine.

S. 74C inserted by No. 8/2014 s. 14.

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