Section 69E Companion Animals Act 1998 | Powers to Identify Companion Animals

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Section 69E of the Companion Animals Act 1998 is Powers to Identify Companion Animals and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

69E Power to ascertain identification information of companion animals

(1) An authorised officer may, at any time while in a public place, take such steps as the officer considers necessary in order to ascertain the identification information of a companion animal (including scanning the animal).

(2) The authorised officer may do so only:
(a) if the officer reasonably suspects that an offence under this Act or the regulations in respect of the companion animal has been committed, or
(b) in the case of an authorised officer of a council, for the purposes of exercising the council’s functions under Division 6 of Part 5.

(3) This section does not prevent companion animals that have been lawfully seized, secured or detained by any person (including an authorised officer) under this Act from being scanned after they have been seized, secured or detained.

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