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Any animal that is injured is not seized under the
Companion Animals Act but under the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (POCTA).
POCTA states that where a cat or dog has been injured by a vehicle, the driver of the vehicle is responsible for ensuring that it receives appropriate treatment to alleviate pain.
The driver must also, as soon as practicable, inform the owner of the animal or the RSPCA, Animal Welfare League or Police (Sect 14).
Council is unable to remove injured animals.