Section 66 Companion Animals Act 1998 | Owner Not Entitled to Compensation for Sale


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Section 66 of the Companion Animals Act 1998 is Owner Not Entitled to Compensation for Sale and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

66 Owner not entitled to compensation for sale of animal

(1) A council that sells an animal under this Part may transfer the proceeds of sale to such of its funds as it considers appropriate. The money then becomes the property of the council.

(2) A person who claims to be the owner of an animal sold by a council under this Part is not entitled to any compensation for the sale.

(3) If the proceeds of sale of an animal are less than the release fees and maintenance charges determined by the council under this Part (together with any expenses reasonably incurred by the council in selling the animal), the council is entitled to recover from the person who was the owner of the animal at the time it was seized or surrendered the whole or part of the difference between the proceeds of the sale and the amount of those fees, charges and expenses.

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