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Health of Animals Act

Version of section 45 from 2015-02-27 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Release of seized animal or thing

  •  (1) If an inspector or officer is satisfied that the provisions of this Act and the regulations that apply with respect to an animal or thing seized under this Act have been complied with, the animal or thing must be released.

  • Marginal note:Application for return

    (2) If proceedings are instituted in relation to an animal or thing seized under this Act and it has not been disposed of or forfeited under this Act, the owner of the animal or thing or the person having the possession, care or control of it at the time of its seizure may apply for an order that it be returned. The application may be made, in the case of a violation, to the Tribunal or, in the case of an offence, to the court before which the proceedings are being held.

  • Marginal note:Order

    (3) The Tribunal or court, as the case may be, may order that the animal or thing be returned to the applicant, subject to such conditions as the Tribunal or court may impose to ensure that it is preserved for any purpose for which it may subsequently be required, where the Tribunal or court is satisfied that sufficient evidence exists or may reasonably be obtained without detaining the animal or thing and that it is not, or is not suspected of being, affected or contaminated by a disease or toxic substance.

  • 1990, c. 21, s. 45
  • 1995, c. 40, s. 57
  • 2015, c. 2, s. 92

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