(1) On receipt of the properly completed application form and the applicable dog control fee, the territorial authority shall, unless the registration of that dog in the ownership of that person would be in breach of section 23 or section 28, issue to the owner of the dog a receipt for the fee paid and a label or disc for the registration year, and, upon the issue of such label or disc, registration shall be deemed to have been duly made.
(2) The owner of the dog shall ensure that the label or disc issued by the territorial authority is attached to a collar worn on the neck of the dog so registered.
(3) If the authority is satisfied that a current label or disc for any dog has been lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed, it shall, on receipt of the appropriate fee, issue a replacement label or disc.
(4) Every person commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $3,000 who procures or attempts to procure a replacement label or disc for any dog knowing that a current label or disc for that dog has not been lost or stolen.
Compare: 1982 No 42 s 43
Section 46(4): amended, on 1 December 2003, by section 27 of the Dog Control Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 119).