1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

   3.   Application.

   4.   Establishment of pounds.

   5.   Management of pounds and appointment of pound keepers.

   6.   No poundable animal to be allowed to trespass.

   7.   Penalty for permitting animal to trespass.

   8.   Animals trespassing may be impounded.

   9.   Person impounding animals to answer questions.

   10.   Notice to owner of animal impounded

   11.   Costs of keeping animal in pound.

   12.   Notice where owner of animal not known.

   13.   Fraudulent impounding.

   14.   Rescuing animals impounded.

   15.   Detention of seized animals beyond statutory period.

   16.   Disposal of impounded animals.

   17.   Sales of impounded animals.

   18.   Disposal of proceeds of sale.

   19.   Power to abate fees and expenses.

   20.   Rules as to feeding, care and treatment of animals in pounds.

   21.   Record to be kept by pound keeper.

   22.   Disposal of pound fees.

   23.   Act not to affect right of action.



An Act relating to the trespass of animals and making provision for the establishment of public pounds.

[25th April, 1930]

Ords. Nos.
22 of 1930
32 of 1935
11 of 1938
[R.L. Cap. 154]

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Animals (Pounds) Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act the expression–

   "poundable animal" means the male, female or young of any animal of the following kinds, namely, horse, ass, mule, cattle, sheep, goat or swine.

3.   Application

   This Act shall be in force in such districts only as the President may from time to time by notice in the Gazette appoint.

4.   Establishment of pounds

   It shall be lawful for the administrative officer in charge of any district to which this Act has been applied to direct the establishment therein of such pounds as he may think necessary and such pounds shall be erected and maintained at the expenses of and be the property of the Government and the establishment of any such pound shall be notified in the Gazette.

5.   Management of pounds and appointment of pound keepers

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