B-3.1 - Animal Welfare and Safety Act

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52. An inspector may take any abandoned animal into care and provide it with the care the inspector considers necessary. The inspector may also entrust custody of the animal to animal services or to a shelter, a pound or any person or organization dedicated to the protection of animals.
The inspector must take reasonable measures to locate the animal’s owner as quickly as possible and to inform the owner of the actions taken in relation to the animal.
2015, c. 35, s. 7.