Dog Registration Ordinance

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Interpretation.

3. Minister may bring provinces, districts and towns under the operation of this Ordinance.

4. Dog registration.

5. Publication of by-laws.

6. Approval of by-laws.

7. Occupier of house liable.

8. Register of dogs.

9. Certificate to be obtained on transfer of a dog.

10. Seizure of stray dogs.

11. Penalties.

12. Production of certificate.

13. Fine not to be imposed when default not willful.

14. Municipal Councils, Urban Councils and Town Councils entitled to duties.

15. Power given to Municipal Magistrate to try cases.

25 of 1901,

20 of 1915,

3 of 1920,

21 of 1921,

26 of 1938,

61 of 1939,

12 of 1945,

23 of 1946,

29 of 1947,

60 of 1961.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for the Registration of Dogs.

[Date of Commencement: 3rd January, 1902]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Dog Registration Ordinance.

2. Interpretation.

In this Ordinance—

"Government Agent” shall mean the Government Agent for the time being of the administrative district in which anything shall be done or may be required to be done under the provisions of this Ordinance;

"proper authority” shall mean, within any town wherein a Municipal Council, Urban Council, or Town Council has been or may hereafter be established, the Mayor of such Municipal Council, or Chairman of such Urban Council or Town Council, and within the limits of any village area which has been brought or may hereafter be brought under the operation of the Village Councils Ordinance, the Chairman of the Village Council, and without the limits of any such town or village area, the Government Agent or any person duly authorised by him in writing.

[Subs by s 2 of Act 60 of 1961.]

3. Minister may bring provinces, districts and towns under the operation of this Ordinance.

It shall be lawful for the Minister by Order to be for that purpose published in the Gazette, to bring any province, district, town, village area, or place under the operation of this Ordinance, and to define the limits of such province, district, town, village area, or place for the purposes of this Ordinance, and such Order to amend, alter, or revoke as and whenever the Minister shall determine.

[S 3 am by s 3 of Act 60 of 1961.]

4. Dog registration.

When any province, district, town, village area, or place has been brought under the operation of this Ordinance, it shall be lawful to the proper authority, and such proper authority is hereby authorised and empowered, to charge an annual registration fee not exceeding five rupees on each dog kept within the limits of a town wherein a Municipal Council, Urban Council, or Town Council has been or may hereafter be established, or within the limits of any village area brought under the operation of the Village Councils Ordinance, and not exceeding twenty-five cents on each dog kept outside such limits, and to make, from time to time, such by-laws as shall be necessary for collecting and levying the same, and for providing for the issue and refusal of certificates of registration, and the issue of such certificates with conditions attached thereto, and for the disposal or destruction of any dog in respect of which a certificate has been refused, or in respect of which the conditions attached to the certificate have not been complied with; and any person residing in any such province, district, town, village area, or place having in his custody or possession any dog or dogs shall apply for a certificate of registration for each such dog from the proper authority, and the proper authority may issue in respect of each such dog a certificate to such person, which shall entitle such person to keep such dog until the thirty-first day of March of the year next following the date of such certificate:

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