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Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 No 200
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 17 October 2017 at 19:01)
Part 2A Division 2 Section 24I
24I   Powers of inspectors generally to examine animals
An inspector may examine an animal if the inspector suspects, on reasonable grounds, that:
(a)  an offence against this Act or the regulations is being, has been or is about to be committed in respect of the animal, or
(b)  the animal has not been provided with proper and sufficient food or drink during the previous 24 hours (or, in the case of the provision of food to an animal of a class prescribed by the regulations, during the period prescribed for that class of animal) and is still not being provided with that food or drink, or
(c)  the animal is so severely injured, so diseased or in such a physical condition that it is necessary that the animal be provided with veterinary treatment and the animal is not being provided with that treatment, or
(d)  the animal is so severely injured, so diseased or in such a physical condition that it is cruel to keep it alive, and the animal is not about to be destroyed, or is about to be destroyed in a manner that will inflict unnecessary pain on the animal.