Section 62 Companion Animals Act 1998 | Seized Animal to be Delivered to Owner or Pound


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Section 62 of the Companion Animals Act 1998 is Seized Animal to be Delivered to Owner or Pound and is extracted below.

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62 Seized animals must be delivered to owner, council pound or approved premises

(1) A person who seizes an animal under the authority of this Act must cause the seized animal to be delivered as soon as possible:
(a) to its owner, or
(b) to a council pound, or
(c) to any approved premises.

Maximum penalty: 30 penalty units. Animals may be seized under the following provisions of this Act:
(a) section 13,
(b) section 14,
(c) section 18,
(d) section 22,
(e) section 30,
(f) section 32,
(g) section 36,
(h) section 52,
(i) section 57,
(j) section 58B.

Animals may also be seized under sections 57D and 58G, however this Part does not apply to animals seized under those sections.

(2) In the case of an animal that has been seized by a person who is not an authorised officer, subsection (1) is complied with by the person if the person, as soon as possible after seizing the animal, makes an arrangement with an authorised officer for the animal to be delivered by the officer to its owner, a council pound or approved premises.