National Parks of Canada Domestic Animals Regulations (SOR/98-177)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2010-06-17. Previous Versions

 Every person who brings a cat or dog into a park or who keeps a cat or dog in a park shall immediately pick up any fecal matter deposited by the animal and shall either remove the matter to a refuse container or from the park.

  • SOR/2005-350, s. 7.

 Section 6 does not apply, in Wapusk National Park of Canada, in respect of a sled dog or a dog trained in the detection of, or protection from, polar bears that is being used in the park in that capacity.

  • SOR/2010-67, s. 27.

 Where a domestic animal that a person brings into, or keeps or grazes in, a park shows symptoms of disease, the superintendent may require the person to

  • (a) in respect of any domestic animal, obtain a veterinarian’s statement confirming that the animal is not contagious; or

  • (b) in respect of a cat or dog, produce a veterinarian’s certificate or other evidence that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies, distemper or parvo virus.

  • SOR/2005-350, s. 8.

 Before entering Wapusk National Park of Canada with a sled dog team, or with a dog trained in the detection of, or protection from, polar bears, the person who is bringing the dogs into the park shall submit to the superintendent a veterinarian’s certificate or other evidence that establishes that the dogs

  • (a) have been vaccinated against rabies, distemper, parvo virus and Bordetella, and that those vaccinations are not out of date; and

  • (b) have been dewormed not more than six months before entering the park.

  • SOR/2010-67, s. 28.

Removal of Domestic Animals

  •  (1) The superintendent, a park warden or an enforcement officer may order a person who brings a domestic animal into a park or who keeps or grazes a domestic animal in a park to remove the animal from the park and may cancel any permit issued in respect of the animal if

    • (a) the animal has bitten or injured, or attempted to bite or injure, any person or other domestic animal or wildlife in the park;

    • (b) the person does not provide the evidence referred to in section 7 within 48 hours after the superintendent’s requirement; or

    • (c) the person has violated another provision of these Regulations.

  • (2) Within 24 hours after receiving an order pursuant to subsection (1), the person who brought the domestic animal, in respect of which the order was made, into the park or who keeps or grazes it in the park shall remove it from the park.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), no person shall bring back into a park any domestic animal removed from the park in compliance with an order issued pursuant to subsection (1) unless a new permit is issued for that domestic animal.

  • (4) The superintendent shall not issue a new permit for an animal removed under paragraph (1)(b) until the superintendent is provided with a veterinarian’s certificate of the renewed good health of the domestic animal or confirming that it has been vaccinated.

  • SOR/2005-350, ss. 9, 13(F).

Impounding and Destruction of Domestic Animals

  •  (1) A park warden or an enforcement officer may impound a domestic animal that is, in a park,

    • (a) at large;

    • (b) found chasing or molesting persons, other domestic animals or wildlife;

    • (c) creating a nuisance or hazard or causing an unreasonable disturbance to park residents, visitors, wildlife, property or facilities.

  • (2) The superintendent, a park warden or an enforcement officer may destroy any domestic animal that

    • (a) is at large in the park and that the superintendent or park warden has attempted in vain to capture; or

    • (b) that poses a danger to persons, other domestic animals or natural resources of the park.

  • (3) The superintendent, a park warden or an enforcement officer shall, as soon as possible after a domestic animal has been impounded or destroyed, notify its owner if the owner can be readily identified.

  • (4) The superintendent, a park warden or an enforcement officer may destroy or dispose of any domestic animal that was found at large in the park if it has been abandoned.

  • (5) In the Town of Jasper, the superintendent or park warden may impound a domestic animal that has

    • (a) chased, molested, bitten or injured wildlife;

    • (b) become a nuisance or caused a disturbance to wildlife; or

    • (c) gained access to an area where the animal is prohibited.

  • (6) In the Town of Jasper, the superintendent or park warden may destroy any domestic animal that poses a danger to the natural resources of the park.

  • (7) In the Town of Jasper, the superintendent or park warden shall, as soon as possible after a domestic animal has been impounded or destroyed under subsection (5) or (6), notify the person who keeps the animal, if the person can be readily identified.

  • SOR/2005-350, s. 10;
  • SOR/2010-23, s. 14.

 No person shall remove a domestic animal from an impoundment facility in a park unless authorized to do so by the superintendent, a park warden or an enforcement officer.

  • SOR/2005-350, s. 11;
  • SOR/2010-140, s. 16.

 A person who brings a domestic animal into a park or who keeps or grazes a domestic animal in a park shall assist in capturing the animal when requested to do so by the superintendent, a park warden or an enforcement officer.

  • SOR/2005-350, s. 11.

General

 Notwithstanding anything in these Regulations, the superintendent may keep domestic animals in a park for use for purposes of park management.

  • SOR/2005-350, s. 13(F).

 [Repealed, SOR/2005-350, s. 12]

Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on March 19, 1998.

 
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