(1) Where a person is convicted of an offence under Part 5, the court may—
(a) order the humane destruction of the dangerous dog in respect of which the offence was committed; and
(b) order the offender to be disqualified, for such period as the court thinks fit, from having custody of a dangerous dog.
(2) Where a court makes an order under subsection (1)(a), in respect of a dangerous dog owned by a person other than the offender, the owner may appeal against the order.
(3) A dangerous dog shall not be destroyed under an order under subsection (1)(a)—
(a) until the end of the period for giving notice of appeal against the order; and
(b) if the notice of appeal is given within that period, until the appeal is determined or withdrawn.
(4) Where a court makes an order under subsection (1)(a), it may order the offender to pay such sum as the court may determine to be the reasonable expenses incurred in destroying the dangerous dog and in keeping the dangerous dog pending its destruction.
(5) Where any sum is ordered to be paid by the offender under subsection (4), the offender is liable on conviction to the sum imposed.
(6) A person who has custody of a dangerous dog in contravention of an order under subsection (1)(b) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $5,000.
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