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Seizure of abandoned dog or cat

S. 84C(1) substituted by No. 69/2017 s. 69.

    (1)     A Council authorised officer may enter any premises in the municipal district of the Council appointing the authorised officer at the request of the owner of the premises if the authorised officer reasonably suspects that there is an abandoned dog or cat in or on the premises.

S. 84C(1A) inserted by No. 69/2017 s. 69.

    (1A)     Premises that may be entered under subsection (1) include a person's residence.

    (2)     If there is an occupier of the premises that is not the owner of the premises, an authorised officer must not enter the premises without the consent of that occupier.

    (3)     An authorised officer who enters premises under subsection (1) may search for and seize any dog or cat in or on the premises that he or she reasonably believes has been abandoned.

    (4)     An authorised officer who seizes a dog or cat under this section must—

        (a)     if there is an occupier of the premises, cause a notice of seizure to be left with the occupier;

        (b)     in any other case, fix a notice of seizure to the premises at the time of the seizure so that it is visible to persons wishing to enter the premises.

S. 84CA inserted by No. 8/2014 s. 18.

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