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Dogs By-law, 2006
- Published in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 6348 on 10 March 2006
- Commenced on 10 March 2006
- [This is the version of this document from 10 March 2006 and includes any amendments published up to 17 March 2023.]
Purpose of By-lawTo provide for the control over the numbers of dogs that may be kept, the breeding of dogs, control of dogs by their owners, pounding of dogs, and prevention of nuisance through the keeping of dogs.
1. DefinitionsIn this By-law words used in the masculine gender include the feminine, and the singular includes the plural and vice versa, and unless the context otherwise indicates—"owner", in relation to a dog, means any person who keeps a dog and includes any person to whom a dog has been entrusted or who has control of a dog in respect of any site within the area of jurisdiction of the Municipality where such dog is kept or is permitted to live or remain;"municipality" means the Municipality of Kannaland and includes any political structure, political office bearer, councilor, duly authorised agent thereof, or any employee thereof acting in connection with this by-law by virtue of a power vested in the municipality and delegated or sub-delegated to such political structure, political office bearer, councilor, agent or employee.
2. Dog Tax
3. Seizure, impounding and destruction of dogs
4. Control of dogsNo person shall—
5. Breeding of dogsAll bitches must be spayed unless the bitch is shown to be registered with any of the following institutions: The SA Kennel Union, The National Federation of Jack Russell Terriers of South Africa, The National Federation of Boxer Clubs of SouthernAfrica, or The German Shepherd Dog Federation of South Africa.Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable upon conviction to the penalties prescribed in section 7.
6. Number of dogsNo person not being a breeder of dogs duly registered in terms of section 5, or the holder of a licence to keep kennels, shall keep on his premises more than two dogs: Provided that a person who on the date of promulgation of this by-law has kept more than two dogs may continue to keep such greater number, but shall not replace any dog in excess of two when such dog dies or is disposed of.Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable upon conviction to the penalties prescribed in section 7.
7. Offences and penaltiesAny person who contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of this by-law shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable upon conviction to a penalty not exceeding—
History of this By-law
10 March 2006 this versionPublished in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 6348By-law commences.
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