B-3.1 - Animal Welfare and Safety Act

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46. The seized animal, product or equipment must be returned to its owner or custodian if
(1)  90 days have elapsed since the date of the seizure and no proceedings have been instituted; or
(2)  before that time limit expires, the inspector considers that no offence under an Act or a regulation the inspector is responsible for enforcing was committed or that the owner or custodian of that which was seized has, since the seizure, complied with that Act and regulation, the Minister’s decision or order or the judge’s order.
However, if the owner or custodian of a seized animal is unknown or cannot be found, the animal is confiscated by the inspector seven days after the date of seizure. It is then disposed of in accordance with the second and third paragraphs of section 53.
2015, c. 35, s. 7.