S. 84CA(1) amended by No. 69/2017 s. 70(1).
(1) The Secretary, on the application of a Council authorised officer, may give written approval to that officer to seize a dog under subsection (2).
S. 84CA(2) amended by No. 69/2017 s. 70(2).
(2) A Council authorised officer who reasonably suspects that an offence under section 41EB has been committed in the municipal district of the Council that appointed the authorised officer 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.