Animal Custody

BCFIRB hears appeals about certain animal custody and related cost decisions of the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BCSPCA) under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCAA).

BCFIRB’s primary objective under this new role is to ensure the well-being of the animals involved.

In the interests of timeliness in addressing animal welfare issues, the PCAA establishes tight, strict deadlines for the filing of appeals. Similarly, there is a short timeline for submitting an appeal filing fee and an expedited appeal hearing process. Appeals must be made in writing AND be received by BCFIRB within those deadlines or you will lose your right to appeal.