Companion Animals Act 1998 No 87
Current version for 5 December 2019 to date (accessed 6 August 2020 at 06:24)
Part 7 Section 69
69   Protection of council and council officers
(1)  A person who destroys an animal under a power conferred by this Act is not liable in damages for any loss that the owner of the animal or any other person has sustained as a result of that action and nor is a council that authorised the person, unless it is established that the person or council did not act in good faith.
(2)  When an animal is sold under a power conferred by this Act—
(a)  the buyer obtains the ownership of the animal freed and discharged from any right, interest, trust or obligation to which it was subject immediately before sale, and
(b)  the person who was the owner of the animal immediately before its sale ceases to have any claim in respect of the animal or any right of action in respect of the sale except as specifically provided by this Act.
(3)  A person is not prevented from recovering damages from a council in respect of the sale of an animal if the person establishes that the council, or the person who effected the sale, did not act in good faith or acted without reasonable care.