- Commenced on 29 June 1935
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2000.]
- [Note: The version of the Act as at 31 December 2000 was revised and consolidated by the Law Reform Commission of Uganda. All subsequent amendments have been researched and applied by Laws.Africa for ULII.]
1. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
2. Power to seize, detain or destroy stray dogs
3. Dogs seized to be impounded and notice given
4. Order on ownerAny magistrate, if satisfied on a complaint made by any person that a dog in a proclaimed district is not kept under proper control, may make an order on the owner or the person in charge of the dog directing that the dog be kept under proper control, and every person failing to comply with the order commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of five shillings for every day during which the default continues.
5. Duties of owners and persons in charge of diseased or suspected dogs
6. Powers in respect of diseased or suspected dogsAn administrative officer, veterinary officer, or police officer receiving credible information of, or having reasonable grounds for suspecting, the existence of rabies, shall forthwith cause the matter to be investigated, and for that purpose may cause any dog to be examined and any diseased or suspected dog to be destroyed or otherwise dealt with as he or she may think necessary.
7. Power of commissioner to issue orders in case of an outbreak or expected outbreak of disease
8. Power of commissioner to authorise the laying of poison
9. Prohibition of entry of animals from infected countries
10. Indemnity and compensationNo action shall lie against the Government or any officer of the Government or any person authorised by any such officer for any act done in accordance with this Act, and no compensation shall be payable to any person for any act done in accordance with this Act; but the Minister may direct compensation to be paid in special cases.
11. RulesThe Minister may make rules for prescribing fees for the inoculation, testing, disinfecting and maintenance of dogs and for better carrying into effect the purposes of this Act.
History of this document
29 June 1935