Appeal Timelines

​The appeal must be made in writing and received by BCFIRB within the following time limits.

Review the BCFIRB PCAA Practice Directive (PDF) on timelines

Under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, BCFIRB cannot hear appeals of BCSPCA review or costs decisions submitted outside of the time limits described for each scenario below:

 

I asked the BCSPCA to review the seizure of my animal.  The BCSPCA reviewed the seizure and told me they will not return my animal.  I am appealing a review decision to not return my animal.

The Notice of Appeal , or written statement, must be received by BCFIRB within four (4) calendar days of you receiving the BCSPCA decision.

The $100 filing fee for these appeals must be received by BCFIRB within six (6) calendar days of you receiving the BCSPCA decision.

To calculate the four (4) days, start counting on the day after you receive the BCSPCA decision. If BCFIRB is not open on the 4th day (e.g. weekend or holiday) the time is extended to the next day the office is open.  The same method is used to calculate the six (6) days for the filing fee.

The Notice of Appeal , or written statement, must be received by BCFIRB within four (4) calendar days of you getting the BCSPCA decision.

Filing fees for these appeals must be received by BCFIRB within six (6) calendar days of you getting the BCSPCA decision.

To calculate the four (4) days, start counting on the day after you receive the BCSPCA decision. If BCFIRB is not open on the 4th day (e.g. weekend or holiday) the time is extended to the next day the office is open.  The same method is used to calculate the six (6) days for the filing fee.

 

I asked the BCSPCA to review the seizure of my animal.  The BCSPCA has not provided a decision.  I want to appeal the original decision to take my animal.

The Notice of Appeal or written statement , must be in writing and received by BCFIRB no earlier than 28 calendar days following your request to the BCSPCA for a review.

Filing fees for these appeals must be received by BCFIRB within two (2) calendar days of the written Appeal.

To calculate the 28 days, start counting on the day after you requested a review. You can file an appeal on or as soon as possible after the 29th day.

 

If the above deadlines are not met, you will lose your right of appeal.

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