(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:
(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
(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;
“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];” means the council of any . . .
“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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