33C Dogs belonging to breed or type listed in Schedule 4 to be classified as menacing

(1)

A territorial authority must, for the purposes of section 33E(1)(a), classify as menacing any dog that the territorial authority has reasonable grounds to believe belongs wholly or predominantly to 1 or more breeds or types listed in Schedule 4.

(2)

If a dog is classified as menacing under subsection (1), the territorial authority must immediately give written notice in the prescribed form to the owner of—

(a)

the classification; and

(b)

the provisions of section 33E (which relates to the effect of classification as a menacing dog); and

(c)

the right to object to the classification under section 33D.

Section 33C: inserted, on 1 December 2003, by section 21 of the Dog Control Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 119).

Section 33C(2): amended, on 1 November 2004, by section 11 of the Dog Control Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 61).