Companion Animals Act 1998 No 87
Current version for 5 December 2019 to date (accessed 5 August 2020 at 00:18)
Part 5 Division 4 Section 52B
52B   Prohibition on accepting ownership of dangerous or menacing dog or proposed dangerous or menacing dog
(1)  A person who accepts ownership of a dangerous or menacing dog or proposed dangerous or menacing dog is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty—150 penalty units.
(2)  A person does not commit an offence under this section—
(a)  by reason only of taking delivery of, or detaining, a dog under Part 7 or as the consequence of a dog being surrendered to a council pound or an approved animal welfare organisation, or
(b)  if the person does not know, or could not reasonably be expected to know, that the dog was a dangerous or menacing dog or proposed dangerous or menacing dog.