ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1 Short title
Pounds and Pound Keepers
4 Pounds vested in the Parish Councils
5 Expenses of pounds and pound fees
6 Poland keeper, his appointment and removal
7 Power to make rules
Seizure and Impounding of Animals
8 Power to impound animal trespassing. Duties of distrainor
9 Distrainor may claim seizure fees
10 Duties of the pound keeper and of the person taking animal to the pound
11 Pound keeper to sense notice on the owner of animal impounded
12 Payments to be made to pound keeper by the owner of the animal impounded
13 Animals to be kept separate
14 Animals to be supplied with food and water
15 Parish Council to make contracts for supply of food and water
16 Returns of pound keepers
17 Sums in hand to be paid to Secretary
18 Provisions as to diseased animals
19 Appointment of examining officer
20 Power to destroy unfit animals
Sale of Impounded Stock
21 Publication of list of impounded animals.
22 Sale of animals in the pound
23 Title obtained on such sale
24 Conditions on which owner entitled to have impounded animal restored
25 Owner of animal sold entitled to net proceeds in certain events
26 If proceeds of sale insufficient to pay expenses owner liable to pay balance
27 Sheep, goats, kids, hogs, pigs, and poultry trespassing may be killed
28 Enticing animal to trespass to be impounded an offence
29 Duties and liabilities of distrainor. Liability of Parish Council for death of animals in certain events
30 Offences by distrainors and pound keepers
31 How distrainor may deal with diseased animals
32 Offence to rescue or attempt to rescue seized or impounded animals
33 Offence to send animals in such a way as to unnecessarily increase expense
35 Recovery of penalties
Special Powers of Enforcement and Administration
37 Punishment for offence under section 30, 32 or 33
38 Fixed penalties
THE POUND ACT
[Date of Commencement: 31st May, 1897]
27 of 1979,
33 of 1988,
40 of 1995,
16 of 2003.
This Act may be cited as the Pound Act.
All references in this Act to Parish Councils shall, in the cases of the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew be deemed to refer to and to mean the Council of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation appointed and constituted under the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation Act.
In this Act-
"animal" means any horse, mare, gelding, foal, colt, filly, mule, ass, bull ox, cow, steer, heifer, calf, sheep, lamb, goat, kid, hog, pig;
"distrainor," means the owner of any land trespassed on or any servant or other person seizing or detaining with the owner's authority any animal trespassing on land;
"owner of animal" means the owner in possession or person in charge of any animal trespassing on land;
"owner of land" means the owner, lessee, occupier, of land trespassed on and their respective servants or agents in charge of such land;
"pound" means any public pound established under this Act;
"prohibited area" or "restricted area" means an area specified as such in an order made under section 3(1)(a) or (b), as the case may be, of the Keeping of Animals Act.
[16/2003 s 2.]
Pounds and Pound Keepers (sections 4-7)
(1) All pounds already in existence shall be vested in and shall be under the control of the Parish Council of the parish in which the same are situated. It shall be lawful for a Parish Council to erect additional pounds on convenient sites when necessary and to close existing pounds or remove them to any other place in the parish where the Council shall consider a pond is more required.
[16/2003 s 3(a).]
(2) A Parish Council may-
(a) from time to time make arrangements or contracts with companies registered under the Companies Act or with other persons to establish, maintain or operate a pound under this Act; and
(b) grant a licence to a company registered under the Companies Act or other person to operate a pound under this Act.
[16/2003 s 3(b).]
(3) Every licence granted by a Parish Council under this section may be granted on such terms and subject to such conditions as the Parish Council may specify in the licence.
[16/2003 s 3(b).]
The cost of the erection and maintenance of a pound operated by a Parish Council shall be a charge upon that parish and all pound fees and moneys received by the pound keeper as such shall be paid to the Secretary of the Parish Council.
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