(1) An authorized officer may seize and detain any animal-
(a) that is in a place prohibited to animals in contravention of section 32;
(b) that is a Part II animal and is in a public place or place from which it may reasonably be expected to wander into a public place, without being on a leash or otherwise under control in contravention of section 23(1);
(c) that is not being controlled or restrained in accordance with a direction issued under section 19;
(d) that he has reasonable grounds to believe-
(i) has not been vaccinated against rabies as required by the regulations;
(ii) has not been licensed as required by the regulations or pursuant to section 21;
(iii) has been abandoned;
(iv) has bitten any person;
(v) has been imported into Hong Kong in contravention of the regulations;
(e) in relation to which he has reasonable grounds to believe an offence against this Ordinance has been committed.
(2) Where an authorized officer is empowered by subsection (1) to seize and detain an animal but it is not reasonably practicable to do so he may instead destroy it.
(3) An authorized officer may destroy an animal seized under subsection (1) where he has reasonable grounds to believe its detention under this Ordinance is likely to adversely affect the health of any other animal similarly detained.
(4) Notwithstanding subsection (1) an authorized officer shall not seize and detain an animal that has been produced to him for vaccination against rabies on the ground only that he believes that it has not been so vaccinated.