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Section 29 Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979
Failing to Comply with Court Summons

Section 29 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (NSW) is Failing to Comply with Court Summons and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

29 Court may order production of animal

(1) Upon complaint made on oath by an officer that the officer suspects, on reasonable grounds, that an offence against this Act or the regulations is being, or has been, committed in respect of an animal, a Magistrate may issue a summons against a person in charge of the animal requiring the person to produce the animal, or cause the animal to be produced, before a court specified in the summons, and at a time and date so specified, for the inspection of the court.

(2) A person upon whom a summons issued under subsection (1) is served shall not, without reasonable cause, fail to comply with the summons.

Maximum penalty: 25 penalty units.

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