§ If any person shall by cruelty within the meaning of this Act to any animal do, or cause to be done, any damage or injury to the animal or any person or property, he shall upon conviction for the cruelty under this Act be liable to be ordered to 744 pay as compensation to the person who shall sustain damage or injury as aforesaid, such sum not exceeding ten pounds, as the court before whom he is convicted may consider reasonable:
§ Provided that this Section shall not—
- (a) prevent the taking of any other legal proceedings in respect of any such damage or injury, so that a person be not twice proceeded against in respect of the same claim; nor
- (b) affect the liability of any person to be proceeded against and punished under this Act for an offence of cruelty within the meaning of this Act.
§ Amendment made: After the word "liable" ["be liable to be ordered to pay"], insert the words "upon the application of the person aggrieved."