Any person (the 'finder'1) who takes possession of a stray dog must forthwith either return it to its owner or take the dog to the officer of the local authority2 for the area in which the dog was found, and must inform the local authority officer where the dog was found3.
Where a dog has been taken to the officer of a local authority, then if the finder desires to keep it, he must inform the officer of this fact and furnish his name and address and the officer must, having complied with the prescribed procedure
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