In this act, all local authorities have to appoint an officer (under whatever title the authority may determine) to deal with the stray dogs found in the local authority area. If the officer finds any stray dog in a public place or on any other land or premises, he will seize (if practicable) the dog and detain it. If officer finds the dog on land or premises which is not a public place, the dog will be seized only with the consent of the owner of the premises or land. In case, owner reclaims the dog, he will have to pay a fine of £25 (plus any expenses).
3. The Dangerous Dog Act 1991
This act was introduced in response to various incidents of serious injury or even death, particularly on children, resulting from the attacks of uncontrolled and aggressive dogs. Under this Act, it is illegal to own Specially Controlled Dogs without the specific exemption from a court because these dogs have several behavioral issues and are not sage for public places. Furthermore, the dogs have to be kept on a lead and muzzled in public. The dogs must be registered and insured, tattooed, neutered, and receive microchip implants. The Dangerous Dog Act also bans the sale, exchange and breeding of these dogs, even if they are on the Index of Exempted Dogs.