Stray Animals Act

Res #: 8-12A
Number: 8
Year: 2012
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

WHEREAS The Stray Animals Act only allows “finders, poundkeepers, veterinarians, municipalities and other persons who provide assistance with respect to restraining, impounding, caring for, handling, feeding, watering, bedding, maintaining or transporting strays and for giving any notice or performing any other duty required by this Act are to be compensated in accordance with the fees prescribed, or any other compensation determined, pursuant to the regulations”,

BE IT RESOLVED that the other costs associated with capturing stray animals, for example signage, be included as a cost that can be recovered and that the maximum costs per animal be increased from the current maximum of $50 per animal to total cost recovery.

Response from Honourable Bob Bjornerud, Minister of Agriculture:

A schedule of fees is established in The Stray Animals Regulations that sets out the types and magnitudes of costs that may be recoverable for the restraint, care and handling of stray animals. The Regulations were amended in 2009 to update the fee schedule and further changes will require regulatory change. The Ministry will consider your suggested regulatory changes to The Stray Animals Regulations as part of our regulatory review and update process.