(1) If an authorised officer has served a declaration made under section 98A on the owner of a dog in accordance with section 84K, the Council or person or body holding the dog may retain custody of the dog until—
S. 84L(1)(a) amended by No. 44/2010 s. 20.
(a) any review of the decision to make a declaration under section 98A is determined by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal; and
(b) the dog is recovered under Division 5 or disposed of under Division 6 (as the case may be).
S. 84L(2) amended by No. 44/2017 s. 15.
(2) If an authorised officer has seized a dog under section 80 and the authorised officer reasonably believes the dog is a restricted breed dog and the authorised officer is not able to serve a declaration made under section 98A on the owner because the authorised officer is not able to identify the owner of the dog, the Council or person or body holding the dog may retain custody of the dog until it is destroyed under Division 6.
Division 5—Recovery of seized dog or cat
S. 84M inserted by No. 65/2007 s. 29.