Pounds (Provision and Maintenance) Act, 1935


8.—(1) The Minister may by order make regulations for all or any of the following matters, that is to say:—

(a) the general management and regulation of pounds;

(b) the powers, duties, and functions of pound-keepers;

(c) the fees to be paid to pound-keepers and the persons by whom such fees are to be paid;

(d) the disposal of such fees including the amount (if any) of such fees which may be retained by any pound-keeper;

(e) the sale, disposal, or destruction of animals found trespassing, wandering, or straying or of chattels of which the owner is unknown or cannot be found and the time after which such sale, disposal, or destruction shall take place;

(f) the disposal of any moneys realised by any sale under the next preceding paragraph;

(g) any matter or thing referred to in this Act as prescribed or to be prescribed.

(2) If any person does any act (whether of commission or omission) in contravention of any regulation made under this section such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds, or at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and such imprisonment.