A dangerous, menacing or restricted dog can be seized and destroyed by the Local Council or pursuant to Court Order, in certain circumstances including if:
- The dog attacks or bites a person or animal (excluding vermin) without provocation;
- A dangerous dog control requirement is not satisfied;
- A menacing dog control requirements are not satisfied;
- It is reasonable having regards to the circumstances.
A seized dog will be delivered to the pound as soon as possible. An authorised officer of the Local Council can subsequently order the destruction of the animal.
A person can seize a cat if this action is reasonable and necessary for the protection of another animal or person from injury or death.
If an animal, other than a dog or cat has been subject to cruelty, the RSPCA can seize the animal and provide it with the necessary care including veterinary treatment or destruction if appropriate.
If your pet or other animal has been seized, you may wish to contact our office and arrange an appointment to see one of our Animal Law & Pet Law Solicitors in our Sydney office. By appointment, we can also arrange a time for you to see one of our lawyers at a branch office. For a complete listing please see our "Locations" tab.
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