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Companion Animals Act 1998 No 87
Current version for 5 December 2019 to date (accessed 6 June 2020 at 12:22)
31A Procedure for issuing nuisance cat order
(1) Before an authorised officer of a council issues an order under section 31, the officer must give notice to the owner of the cat to which the proposed order relates of the officer’s intention to issue the order.(2) The notice must set out—(a) the requirements with which the owner will be required to comply if the order is issued, and(b) the owner’s right to object to the proposed order in writing to the authorised officer within 7 days after the date the notice is given.(3) The owner has 7 days after the date the notice is given in which to object to the proposed order.(4) If the owner does not object within that time, the authorised officer may proceed to issue the order after the 7 days have passed.(5) If the owner does object within that time, the authorised officer must consider the objection before deciding whether or not to issue the order.