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With changes to the Animal Health and Protection Act in Newfoundland and Labrador, the SPCA branches are no longer enforcement agencies. Please see the links below for information on animal regulations, laws and how to report abuse and neglect.

Animals Laws

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Provincial Laws and Regulations

As of May 2, 2012, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador has approved the revised regulations to accompany the new Animal Health and Protection Act. Under this new act people committing crimes against animals can face up to $50,000 in fines.

What is Animal Abuse / Neglect?

“The Five Freedoms” is a core concept in animal welfare that originated in a UK government report in 1965 and was then refined by the Farm Animal Welfare Council.

How to Report Suspected Abuse/Neglect

With the current changes to the Animal Health and Protection Act, the RCMP\RNC is now the only enforcement agency responsible for investigating cases of abuse and neglect.

Useful Education Tools

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Basic Standards of Dog Care

Find out what requirements have to be met to be lawfully caring for your dog.

Standard Dog House Requirements

Find information on the minimum requirements for a dog house in Newfoundland and Labrador

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

Humane societies struggle to deal with the large number of unwanted animals that are

surrendered to shelters each year. 

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