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Section 14 Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979
Reporting Injuries to Animals

Section 14 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (NSW) is Reporting Injuries to Animals and is extracted below.

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14 Injuries to animals to be reported

The driver of a vehicle which strikes and injures an animal (other than a bird) shall not fail:

(a) where, in consequence of the injury, pain has been inflicted upon the animal–to take reasonable steps to alleviate the pain, and
(b) where that driver believes, or ought reasonably to believe, that the animal is a domestic animal–to inform, as soon as practicable, an officer or a person in charge of the animal that the animal has been injured.

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.

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