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Council may destroy animals of non-identified dog owners suspected of committing an offence

If a Council authorised officer reasonably suspects that an owner of a dog seized under this Part has committed an offence set out in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of section 84Q(2) the Council may destroy the dog—

        (a)     if the owner of the dog does not provide the Council with the owner's current address within 14 days after being served with a notice of seizure requiring that address to be provided, at any time after the expiry of that 14 day period; or

        (b)     within 8 days after the dog was seized if—

              (i)     the owner of the dog is unable to be identified from a marker attached to, or a device implanted in, the dog's body; and

              (ii)     the Council has not received sufficient information about the owner to enable it to identify the owner.

S. 84T inserted by No. 65/2007 s. 29, amended by No. 8/2014 s. 24 (ILA s. 39B(1)).

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