(1) If required by section 95 (3) or 2018_17574.html#_Ref454890216">96 (4) to deal with an animal or thing under this section, the CEO must:
(a) deal with the animal or thing in accordance with any order made by a court concerning the return or disposal of the animal or thing; or
(b) return the animal or thing to a person who the CEO believes on reasonable grounds is a person entitled to it.
(2) However, the CEO may instead deal with the animal or thing under section 98 if:
(a) the CEO has taken all reasonable steps to find a person entitled to it but has been unable to do so; or
(b) no person entitled to it is willing to take possession of it; or
(c) its owner, or another person with a legal right to sell it, authorises the CEO, in writing, to deal with it under section 98 .