Detailed Impoundment Fee Schedule

Res #: 4-19M
Number: 4
Year: 2019
Midterm: Yes
Expired: No
Responses Received: Yes
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

WHEREAS the fee schedule in The Stray Animals Regulations only provides a maximum of $25.00 per day per animal for providing care;

WHEREAS the cost of caring for different types of animals varies drastically;

WHEREAS the cost associated with providing care for smaller animals can be substantial if charged at the maximum rate and those costs cannot be recovered in full if the animals are sold at auction;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the provincial government to amend Table 1 of The Stray Animal Regulations to indicate fees for providing care specific to each type of animal (e.g. cattle, hogs, horses, bulls, et cetera).

Responses From: The Ministry of Agriculture

December 11, 2019

Our Government continues to work with municipalities when dealing with stray animals. Table 1 of The Stray Animals Regulations, 1999 sets out maximum fees to allow municipalities flexibility when administering The Stray Animal Act. We are not considering amending the Regulations to account for specific species at this time. The Ministry will continue to provide guidance and work with municipalities when dealing with stray animals.

David Marit – Minister of Agriculture