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(1)Any person guilty of an offence under any provision of this Act other than the last foregoing section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F1level 2 on the standard scale] or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.
(2)Any person guilty of an offence under the last foregoing section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F1level 2 on the standard scale].
(3)Where a person is convicted of any offence under this Act or of any offence under the M1Protection of Animals Act, 1911, or the M2Protection of Animals (Scotland) Act, 1912,[F2 or of any offence under any of sections 4, 5, 6(1) and (2), 7 to 9 and 11 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, ] the court by which he is convicted may cancel any licence held by him under this Act, and may, whether or not he is the holder of such a licence, disqualify him from keeping a pet shop for such period as the court thinks fit.
(4)A court which has ordered the cancellation of a person’s licence, or his disqualification, in pursuance of the last foregoing subsection may, if it thinks fit, suspend the operation of the order pending an appeal.
[F3(5) Where a person is convicted of any offence under sections 28C or 28F(16) of the Animal Health Act, 1981 (c. 22) , or sections 19 to 24, 25(7), 29 or 40(11) of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act, 2006 (asp 11) , the court by which he is convicted has the same powers under subsections (3) and (4) in relation to such convictions as it has in relation to convictions for offences under this Act. ]
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