(1) The Council, person or body to which a dog or cat has been forfeited under section 82A(4) or 84Q(2B) may recover any reasonable cost incurred by the Council, person or body for the care, transport, maintenance and disposal of the dog or cat for the whole or any part of the time from when the dog or cat is seized under Division 2 until the time when the dog or cat is disposed of under section 84TD.
(2) The Council, person or body may recover costs under subsection (1)—
(a) from the owner or person in charge of the dog or cat when the dog or cat was seized; and
(b) in a court of competent jurisdiction as a debt due to the Council, person or body.
(3) In recovering costs under this section any amount that has been recovered under an order of the Magistrates' Court under section 84WC must be taken into account.
Division 7—Court powers
S. 84W inserted by No. 65/2007 s. 29.