National Capital Commission Animal Regulations (SOR/2002-164)

Regulations are current to 2014-12-08

Leased Agricultural Property

 A lessee of leased agricultural property who is the keeper of a domestic animal shall use effective measures to keep it within the limits of the property.

POWERS OF PEACE OFFICERS

  •  (1) A peace officer shall order the keeper of an animal to remove the animal from Commission land if

    • (a) the animal is on Commission land in a location where the keeper is prohibited from having the animal without the authorization of the Commission under subsection 28(1) and the keeper has not obtained that authorization; or

    • (b) the peace officer believes, on reasonable grounds, that the animal is acting in a dangerous or destructive fashion.

  • (2) Every person to whom an order is given under subsection (1) shall comply with that order.

  •  (1) A peace officer is authorized to capture an animal that is unrestrained on Commission land in contravention of these Regulations if the keeper of the animal is not present or is unable or unwilling to capture the animal.

  • (2) When the keeper of the animal is not present, the peace officer is authorized to impound the animal at the expense of the owner.

  • (3) When the keeper of the animal is present, the peace officer shall order the keeper

    • (a) in the case of a domestic animal, to restrain the animal as described in section 7 or 10, as applicable, or, if it is not possible to restrain the animal in such a fashion, to remove the animal from Commission land; and

    • (b) in the case of an animal other than a domestic animal, to remove the animal from Commission land.

  • (4) Every person to whom an order is given under subsection (3) shall comply with that order.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), a peace officer is authorized to take any injured animal that they find or capture pursuant to subsection 21(1) to a veterinarian for medical care at the expense of the owner.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), if the peace officer believes, on reasonable grounds, that the animal is so severely injured that the most humane action would be to destroy the animal, the peace officer is authorized to destroy it.

  • (3) Before taking any action under subsection (1) or (2), the peace officer shall

    • (a) if the keeper of the animal is not present, use reasonable efforts to locate the keeper; and

    • (b) if the keeper is present or is located, obtain their consent to the action proposed.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), if, on unleased land, a peace officer finds an animal unattended in a vehicle or container in excessive heat or cold that could endanger the health of the animal, the peace officer is authorized to take reasonable measures to remove the animal from the vehicle or container.

  • (2) Before taking any action under subsection (1), the peace officer shall

    • (a) use reasonable efforts to locate the keeper of the animal; and

    • (b) if the keeper is present or is located, obtain their consent to the action proposed.

  • (3) When a peace officer removes an animal from a vehicle or container pursuant to subsection (1) and the keeper of the animal is not present, the peace officer is authorized to impound the animal at the expense of the owner.