DOGS (LIABILITY FOR INJURIES BY) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Civil liability of owners of dogs for injuries done by them enlarged and defined

   3   Owner of dog, defined

 

THE DOGS (LIABILITY FOR INJURIES BY) ACT

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[Date of Commencement: 28th March, 1877]

Cap 104.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Dogs (Liability for Injuries by) Act.

2   Civil liability of owners of dogs for injuries done by them enlarged and defined

   The owner of every dog shall be liable in damages for injury done to any person, or any cattle or sheep by his dog, and it shall not be necessary for the party seeking such damages to show a previous mischievous propensity in such dog, or the owner's knowledge of such previous propensity or that the injury was attributable to neglect on the part of such owner. Such damages shall be recoverable in any Court of competent jurisdiction by the person injured, or by the owner of such cattle or sheep killed or injured.

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