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DOMESTIC ANIMALS ACT 1994 - SECT 78

Seizure of dangerous dogs

    (1)     An authorised officer of a Council may seize a dangerous dog that is in the municipal district of that Council if the dog is able to be registered or have its registration renewed by the Council under this Act and if—

        (a)     the Council has made a decision to refuse to register or renew the registration of the dog; and

        (b)     any review of that decision has affirmed the decision or the owner has not applied for a review of that decision within the time fixed for review under section 98(2A).

    (2)     An authorised officer of a Council may seize a dog that is in the municipal district of that Council if the dog is a dangerous dog and—

        (a)     the owner has been found guilty of an offence under Division 3 of Part 3 with respect to that dog; or

        (b)     the authorised officer reasonably suspects that the owner has committed an offence under Division 3 of Part 3 with respect to that dog.

S. 79 substituted by No. 65/2007 s. 29.



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