Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 No 200
30A Court may order payment of certain costs
(1) Where the court has convicted a person of an offence against this Act or the regulations in respect of an animal, the court may order that the person convicted pay to a person, a charitable organisation, the police force or a government department specified in the order such amount as is specified in the order for expenses incurred with respect to any one or more of the following:(a) taking possession of the animal,(b) transporting the animal,(c) providing the animal with food and drink,(d) providing the animal with shelter, or(e) providing the animal with veterinary treatment.(2) Where the court has made an order under subsection (1), the person or organisation to whom or which the specified amount is required by the order to be paid, or a person acting on behalf of any such organisation, may recover the amount as a debt in a court of competent jurisdiction from the person who is required by the order to pay that amount.(3) Nothing in this section limits the operation of section 24J (4), 26AA or 30.