138. Seizure of animals involved in fighting offences.

A constable1 may seize an animal2 if it appears to him that it is one in relation to which an offence as to animal fighting3 has been committed4. A constable may enter and search premises5 for the purpose of exercising this power if he reasonably believes that there is an animal on the premises and that the animal is one in relation to which the power is exercisable6. This does not, however, authorise entry to any part of premises which is used as a private dwelling7.

A justice of the peace may, on the application of a constable, issue a