Section 44 Companion Animals Act 1998 | Local Court Power to Declare Dog Dangerous


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Section 44 of the Companion Animals Act 1998 is Local Court Power to Declare Dog Dangerous and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

44 Local Court has power to declare dog to be dangerous

(1) In any proceedings under this Act before the Local Court (other than an appeal against a declaration by an authorised officer of a council that a dog is dangerous or against a refusal by a council to revoke such a declaration), the Court may declare a dog to be dangerous.

(2) A declaration by the Local Court has effect throughout the State.
Section 11 requires the owner of a dog to notify the Director-General when a dangerous dog declaration is made or revoked by the Local Court.

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