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

Regulations are current to 2014-11-11 and last amended on 2010-06-17. Previous Versions

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]