Animal Cruelty Appeal Board Regulations
made under Section 40 of the
Animal Protection Act
S.N.S. 2008, c. 33
O.I.C. 2015-41 (February 24, 2015), N.S. Reg. 34/2015
as amended to O.I.C. 2015-96 (March 31, 2015, effective April 1, 2015), N.S. Reg. 73/2015
1 These regulations may be cited as the Animal Cruelty Appeal Board Regulations.
2 In these regulations,
“Act” means the Animal Protection Act;
“appeal” means an appeal of a removal of an animal made to the Board underSection 32 of the Act;
“business day” means a day other than a Saturday, a Sunday or a holiday as definedin the Interpretation Act;
“Minister” means the Minister of Agriculture;
“notice of appeal” means a notice of appeal in the form prescribed in the Notice ofAppeal Form Regulations made by the Minister under Section 39 of the Act.
Copy of notice of removal to accompany notice of appeal
3 In addition to the fee payment required by subsection 32(3) of the Act, a notice of appealmust be accompanied by a copy of the notice of removal that is being appealed.
Fee for submitting notice of appeal
4 (1) A notice of appeal must be accompanied by a fee of $257.52, plus any applicabletaxes, payable to the Minister of Finance.
Subsection 4(1) amended: O.I.C. 2015-96, N.S. Reg. 73/2015.
(2) The fee payable with a notice of appeal is refunded if the Board decides the animal isto be returned to the owner without conditions.
Incomplete notice of appeal
5 If an owner or custodian submits an incomplete notice of appeal or fails to provide anyrequired accompanying documentation, the Board may refuse to hear the appeal until thecompleted form or required documentation is provided.
Prescribed time for notice of hearing
6 For the purpose of subsection 32(5) of the Act, notice of the time, date and place for ahearing of an appeal must be given within 5 business days after the date the Board receivesnotice of the appeal.
Prescribed time for date of hearing
7 For the purpose of subsection 32(6) of the Act, the date fixed for a hearing of an appealmust be within 10 business days after the date the Board receives notice of the appeal.
Prescribed time for issuing decision
8 For the purpose of subsection 32(6) of the Act, the Board must issue its decision in anappeal within 12 business days after the Board receives notice of the appeal.