Section 63A Companion Animals Act 1998 | Seized Animal to be Detained at Approved Premises


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The Legislation

Section 63A of the Companion Animals Act 1998 is Seized Animal to be Detained at Approved Premises and is extracted below.

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63A Seized animals detained at approved premises

(1) If a seized animal that is detained at approved premises is not claimed after the period of 72 hours following the delivery of the animal to the approved premises, the person in charge of the premises must cause the animal to be delivered to a council pound.

(2) For the purposes of this section, an animal is “claimed” when a person who appears to the person in charge of the approved premises to be the owner of the animal or acting on the owner’s behalf claims the animal.