(1) The Secretary, on the application of an authorised officer who is appointed by a Council under section 72, may give written approval to that officer to seize a dog under subsection (2).
(2) An authorised officer appointed by a Council under section 72 who reasonably suspects that an offence under section 41EB has been committed in the municipal district of that Council may, with the approval of the Secretary under subsection (1), seize a dog, which cannot be seized under section 79 or 80, to determine if the dog has been used, or is the progeny of a dog used, in the alleged commission of that offence.
(3) The authorised officer must return the dog seized to its owner within 3 days after the seizure.
(4) Any reference in this Part (other than this section) to a dog seized under this Part or words to that effect does not include a dog seized under this section.
S. 84D inserted by No. 65/2007 s. 29.