Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963

5 Interpretation.E+W+S

(1)References in this Act to the keeping by any person of a boarding establishment for animals shall, subject to the following provisions of this section, be construed as references to the carrying on by him at premises of any nature (including a private dwelling) of a business of providing accommodation for other people’s animals:

Provided that—

(a)a person shall not be deemed to keep a boarding establishment for animals by reason only of his providing accommodation for other people’s animals in connection with a business of which the provision of such accommodation is not the main activity; and

(b)nothing in this Act shall apply to the keeping of an animal at any premises in pursuance of a requirement imposed under, or having effect by virtue of, the [F1M1Animal Health Act 1981]

(2)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say:—

  • animal” means any dog or cat;

  • local authority” means the council of any . . . F2 county district, the council of a . . . F2 borough or the Common Council of the City of London, and in Scotland means [F3a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994];

  • veterinary practitioner” means a person who is for the time being registered in the Supplementary Veterinary Register;

  • veterinary surgeon” means a person who is for the time being registered in the Register of Veterinary Surgeons.

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Amendments (Textual)

F1Words in para. (b) of the proviso substituted by Animal Health Act 1981 (c. 22, SIF 4:4), Sch. 5 para. 6

F3Words in s. 5(2) substituted (S.) (1.4.1996) by 1994 c. 39, s. 180(1), Sch. 13 para. 61; S.I. 1996/323, art. 4(1)(b)(c)

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