Section 39 Companion Animals Act 1998 | Council Can Revoke Dangerous Dog Declaration

The Legislation

Section 39 of the Companion Animals Act 1998 is Council Can Revoke Dangerous Dog Declaration and is extracted below.

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39 Council can revoke dangerous dog declaration

(1) The owner of a dog that has been declared dangerous under this Division can apply to the council of the area in which the dog is ordinarily kept (whether or not it is the council whose authorised officer made the declaration) for the declaration to be revoked.

(1A) An application under subsection (1) cannot be made until after the period of 12 months following the date on which the dog was declared to be dangerous.

(2) The council to which the application is made can revoke the declaration but only if satisfied that it is appropriate to do so.

(3) The council must, as soon as practicable, give notice to the owner of the dog that the declaration has been revoked or that the council has refused to revoke the declaration.