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DOMESTIC ANIMALS ACT 1994 - SECT 79

Seizure of restricted breed dogs

    (1)     An authorised officer of a Council may seize a restricted breed 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 restricted breed dog that is not able to be registered or have its registration renewed by the Council under this Act.

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

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

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

S. 80 substituted by No. 65/2007 s. 29, amended by No. 44/2017 s. 13.



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