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Animal Welfare Act 2006

Post-Conviction Powers

Section 39: Reimbursement of expenses relating to animals involved in fighting offences

170.This section provides that a court which has convicted a person of an offence under section 8(1) or (2) can require that person, or another person as appropriate, to reimburse police for expenses they have incurred in looking after an animal involved in that offence. This includes animals that took part in the fight in relation to which the offence was committed.

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