||Title:||PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:||L.N. 331 of 1999|
|Section:||4||Heading:||Power of arrests, seizure, entry and search||Version Date:||01/01/2000|
(1) Any senior veterinary officer, any other officer of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department of the grade of Field Officer II and above and authorized in writing by the Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation, health officer, health inspector or police officer may arrest without warrant any person who he has reason to believe is guilty of an offence against section 3 or against any regulation under this Ordinance, whether upon his own view thereof or upon the complaint and information of any other person. Any such other person shall declare his name and place of abode to any such officer or inspector. (Amended 53 of 1979 s. 4; L.N. 331 of 1999)
(1A) (a) Any person (hereinafter referred to as an arrested person) who is arrested under this section by a person other than a police officer, shall forthwith be taken to the nearest police station or given into the custody of a police officer.
(2) Any animal, conveyance or article concerning or by which any such offence has been committed may be seized by any such officer or inspector and taken to a police station or to any convenient place, and there kept, unless given up sooner by order of a magistrate, until the charge is decided in due course of law.
(b) Whenever an arrested person is brought to a police station the provisions of section 52 of the Police Force Ordinance (Cap 232) shall apply.
(c) Whenever an arrested person is given into the custody of a police officer the provisions of sections 51 and 52 of the Police Force Ordinance (Cap 232) shall apply. (Added 53 of 1979 s. 4)
(3) Any such officer or inspector may stop in any street or public place and examine any animal in respect of which he suspects that an offence has been committed under section 3.
(4) Any senior veterinary officer, health officer, health inspector or police officer may enter and search any building, vehicle, train, tram, aircraft or vessel in or on board of which such officer or inspector may have reason to suspect that any offence against any of the provisions of this Ordinance or of any regulation made thereunder is being or has been committed. (Amended 53 of 1979 s. 4; 80 of 1997 s. 102)
(Amended 30 of 1960 Eighth Schedule)