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DOMESTIC ANIMALS ACT 1994 - SECT 84E

Search warrants for dogs or cats

S. 84E(1) amended by No. 8/2014 s. 19.

    (1)     An authorised officer may apply to a magistrate for the issue of a search warrant in relation to a person's residence, if the officer believes on reasonable grounds that there is present in or on the premises a dog or cat, which the officer is entitled to seize under this Part (other than under section 84CA).

    (2)     If the magistrate is satisfied, by the evidence, on oath or by affidavit, of the authorised officer that there are reasonable grounds to believe that a dog or cat that the authorised officer is entitled to seize under this Part is present in or on the premises, the magistrate may issue a search warrant, in accordance with the Magistrates' Court Act 1989 , authorising an authorised officer named in the warrant, together with any other person or persons named or otherwise identified in the warrant to assist the officer, and with any necessary equipment—

        (a)     to enter the premises specified in the warrant; and

        (b)     to search for the dog or cat identified in the warrant; and

        (c)     to examine that dog or cat for the purposes of identifying the owner of the dog or cat; and

        (d)     if necessary, to seize that dog or cat.

S. 84E(3)–(5) repealed by No. 8/2014 s. 20.

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S. 84EA (Heading) amended by No. 44/2017 s. 14.

S. 84EA inserted by No. 8/2014 s. 20.



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