Section 58A of the Companion Animals Act 1998 is Notice of Intention to Declare Dog Restricted and is extracted below.
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58A Notice of intention to declare dog to be restricted dog
(1) If an authorised officer of a council is of the opinion that a dog:
(a) is of a breed or kind of dog referred to in section 55 (1) (a)-(d1), or
(b) is a cross-breed of any such breed or kind of dog,
the authorised officer may give notice to the owner of the dog of the officer’s intention to declare the dog to be a restricted dog.
(2) The notice is to be in the approved form and must set out:
(a) the requirements that the owner of the dog will be required to comply with if the declaration is made, and
(b) the procedures associated with obtaining a breed or temperament assessment (as referred to in section 58C) in relation to the dog.