The Stray Animals Act (the Act) and The Stray Animals Regulations, 1999 (the Regulations) falls under the authority of the Ministry of Agriculture. The Ministry of Government Relations provides some support to municipal officials concerning this legislation. There is a need to adequately deal with strays, provide for compensation for damage done by a stray and to recover the total cost of impounding and caring for a stray by municipalities. It is the responsibility of all animal/livestock owners to ensure their animals are confined to their own property, and not running at large. Should an animal be running at large, it is subject to impoundment, and the sub sequential fees as per Stray Animals Act.

Poundkeeper – The poundkeeper is an appointed party responsible for the care of stray livestock. As per Stray Animals Act Section 2.
(b) “animal” means any of the following:
(i) any cattle or other animal of the bovine species;
(ii) any horse or other animal of the equine species;
(iii) any sheep, goat or swine;
(iv) any inter-species hybrid of any of the animals mentioned in subclauses (i) to (iii);
(v) any other animal that may be designated in the regulations as an animal for the purposes of this Act; Stray Animals Regulations

For concerns such as stray/at large animals, please contact the poundkeeper in your area.

The Poundkeepers for the year are as follows:
Michael Elliott 306-378-7225
Jamie Hough 306-375-7797
Kevin Facca 306-831-6764

If you are concerned with the treatment of an animal please contact Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan 1-844-382-0002.

Saskatchewan Environment

Injured, orphaned or rescued wild animals:
Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan
Hotline: 306.242.7177
Conservation Officer Services

Phone: 306-446-7416
Fax: 306-446-7464

Mailing Address:
E1600 – 1192 102nd Street
North Battleford, SK, Canada, S9A 1E9

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