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CAT ACT 2011 - SECT 49

49 .         Authorised person may cause a cat to be destroyed

        (1)         An authorised person may cause a cat to be destroyed in a humane manner —

            (a)         if the person believes on reasonable grounds that the cat —

                  (i)         is feral, diseased or dangerous; and

                  (ii)         has caused or given, or is likely to cause or give, serious injury, or serious illness, to a person, another animal or itself; or

            (b)         at the request of the owner of the cat; or

            (c)         in the circumstances, if any, prescribed.

        (2)         The owner of a cat destroyed under this section is liable to pay to the local government that appointed or designated the authorised person the reasonable costs associated with the destruction and the disposal of the cat.

        (3)         The local government may recover the amount of the costs referred to in subsection (2) from the owner of the cat in a court of competent jurisdiction.

        [Section 49 amended: No. 19 of 2016 s. 118.]

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