(1) In this Act
owner , in relation to a cat, means any of these
the case of a cat that is registered, the registered owner of the cat; or
the case of a cat that is not registered, a person who, or an owner of a
business or organisation that, ordinarily keeps and cares for the cat; or
(c) if a
person referred to in paragraph (b) is a child under 18 years of age, that
child’s parent or guardian.
(2) In the case of a
cat that is not registered, but is microchipped, a person whose name is
recorded as the owner of the cat in a microchip database is to be taken, in
the absence of evidence to the contrary, to be a person who ordinarily keeps
and cares for the cat.