Section 45 Companion Animals Act 1998 | Local Court Criteria for Declaring Dog Dangerous


Section 45 of the Companion Animals Act 1998 is Local Court Criteria for Declaring Dog Dangerous and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

45 When Local Court can declare dog to be dangerous

(1) The Local Court can declare a dog to be dangerous if the Court is satisfied that the dog:
(a) has, without provocation, attacked or killed a person or an animal (other than vermin), or
(b) has, without provocation, repeatedly threatened to attack or repeatedly chased a person or an animal (other than vermin), or
(c) has displayed unreasonable aggression towards a person or animal (other than vermin), or
(d) is kept or used for the purposes of hunting.

(2) Section 33 (2) applies for the purposes of subsection (1) (d).