Whether you live in West Vancouver or elsewhere in BC, there are laws in place to protect you if you are a pet owner. These laws include the Human Rights Code, which protects you against discrimination and harassment.
B.C. SPCA estimates that housing-related circumstances account for 20 per cent of surrendered animals
Almost 20 percent of animals that are surrendered to the BC SPCA are due to housing-related circumstances. Although it is difficult to define the extent of these restrictions, they are often imposed by landlords. Despite the BC Residential Tenancy Act, which gives landlords the right to limit pets, most landlords do not actually prohibit pets. In fact, a landlord may be able to refuse a tenant if a pet interferes with other tenants or damages property.
The BC SPCA has the power to enforce animal cruelty laws. Moreover, the organization is mandated to investigate cruelty complaints. Although the organization does not have jurisdiction over animals abandoned outside, it may take legal action if animals are neglected or abused.
The BC SPCA is a large organization that operates 34 animal shelters, two spay/neuter clinics, and three animal hospitals in the province. It is estimated that a total of more than 20,000 animals are admitted to its shelters annually. The shelters typically operate managed intake procedures, which allow them to take care of animals until they are adopted.
The BC SPCA has also been working hard to increase the rate of animal spay/neuter. According to the organization, more than 90 percent of the animals in its shelters are cats or dogs. Cats must be spayed or neutered before adoption. The organization’s adoption fees vary depending on the type of animal. Adult cat adoption costs around $194 in Vancouver and around $83 in Prince George. There are also foster care programs for dogs. The organization places dogs in short-term care while owners recover.
The BC SPCA operates shelters in Surrey, Vancouver, and Richmond. The organization’s policies vary from open admission to limited admission. The shelters also accept cats, dogs, rabbits, and hamsters. The animals are generally spayed or neutered, but the organization does not euthanize healthy animals as defined by the Asilomar Accord.
The BC SPCA has been able to collect data from every shelter in the province over a five-year period. Researchers were able to access the data through the organization’s centralized shelter-management software system. The data was then assigned to seven categories. The data showed that only 1.53 percent of rats were sterilized at the time of admission. However, the rate was significantly higher for rat pups. Most of the rats admitted to the BC SPCA system were adopted, with only a small proportion being euthanized.
The study also reveals that the number of animals that are relinquished due to human-related factors is greater than the number of rats that are owner-surrendered. However, the euthanasia rate for rats was significantly higher than for dogs. The “other animal category” includes mice, rats, guinea pigs, and hamsters. This category also represents a significant increase over the previous year.
The “other animal category” was responsible for 19 percent of all admissions to BC SPCA shelters. This is a higher proportion than the offspring category, which is comprised of rats born in shelters. The difference is attributed to the fact that most people own one animal per household.
BC’s Human Rights Code protects people from discrimination and harassment
Regardless of where you live, if you are an employee in BC, you are protected from discrimination and harassment in the workplace. You can learn more about the BC Human Rights Code and how to report discrimination and harassment.
Discrimination happens when someone is treated differently because of a personal characteristic such as age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. There are also other grounds listed in the Code that are protected from discrimination.
For instance, you may experience discrimination when a supervisor or manager repeatedly ignores guest behavior. You may also experience harassment if you are subjected to abusive or inappropriate behavior. You can report these types of incidents to WorkSafeBC, the union, or settlement agencies. These organizations have resources for reporting harassment and can offer samples of harassment policies. If you feel you have been harassed, you can write a letter to the person who is harassing you.
The British Columbia Human Rights Code is a provincial law that protects all BC citizens from discrimination in the workplace. This law sets up a process to solve discrimination complaints and sets the standards for how employers must conduct themselves. It also provides the BC Human Rights Tribunal with a means to handle human rights complaints.
The Code provides protection against discrimination because of ancestry, ethnic origin, religion, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. It also states that employers must ensure a harassment-free workplace. Several non-profit organizations that promote a particular group of people may have an exemption to the Code.
In addition to the Code, provincial and federal legislation is in place to protect people from discrimination. For instance, the Canadian Labour Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act are federal legislation that protect human rights. Unlike the BC Human Rights Code, federal legislation may also cover people from certain places within Canada.
For instance, a woman working in a club is subjected to racial and racist remarks by other members. She confronts those members and is clearly identified as a racialized person. In this instance, the club actions against her would constitute a breach of the Code.
The BC Human Rights Code also provides protection against discrimination based on marital status. This type of discrimination is outlined in subsection 24(1)(d) of the Code. If you believe you are being discriminated against because of your marital status, you can file a complaint based on section 12.
The Code also includes a ground for sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is when an employer makes unwanted sexual advances to an employee or criticizes the employee’s religion or ethnicity. This type of discrimination may also involve criticizing the employee’s sexual orientation. If you are the victim of sexual harassment, you can make a complaint to the BC Human Rights Tribunal or WorkSafeBC. You may also seek legal advice from the BC Human Rights Clinic.
Stratas can choose whether or not to permit pets
Stratas in West Vancouver can choose whether or not to permit pets, but this decision is not universal. Some stratas have no pet bylaws at all, and some have only a very limited list of pets.
The Strata Property Act (SPA) is a provincial law that regulates the relationship between stratas and their owners. It does not explicitly prohibit pets, but it is possible for stratas to limit the number of pets allowed in a unit, or require a dog or cat to have certain characteristics. It is also possible for stratas to require pets to be leashed, or have their owners pay fees to maintain their buildings.
Pet bylaws are a common way for stratas to regulate the number of pets allowed in a unit. These bylaws generally limit the number of pets that can be kept, and may also limit their size. Some bylaws also limit the amount of weight that pets can carry.
Pets are a common source of stress for many people, so it is important to have a pet that will keep them calm and reduce stress. Pets also help to improve the health of people with allergies, and are a great way to foster social interaction and higher self-esteem. However, some pet owners will stretch these rules to the extreme, annoy their neighbors, and violate the laws of their stratas.
The Strata Property Act does not require that stratas ban pets, but it does require that they be reasonable. In addition, it may require stratas to accommodate pets that are needed for people with disabilities. That may include companion animals, therapy animals, or service animals. For example, people with disabilities may need a dog to help them navigate the neighborhood, or a cat to keep them company.
According to a guide by the BCSPCA, strata bylaws are a good starting point for deciding whether to permit pets in a strata community. They can be amended by the strata corporation at any time, and can also be repealed. The BCSPCA has also created an online tool kit for pet guardians. The organization has produced a sample strata policy and bylaw, which can be downloaded from its website.
Pets can also help to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve the health of people with allergies. They are also beneficial to people with anxiety and depression. It is a good idea to discuss pet policies with neighbors before making a decision.
Strata bylaws that prohibit pets are not applicable to service dogs, guide dogs, or retired guide dogs. They are also not applicable to pets that are living with their owners at the time the bylaw is passed.
Stratas can adopt pet bylaws that limit the number of pets allowed in a strata, the weight of pets, or the number of pets that can be kept in a unit. Some bylaws require that pets be leashed in common areas.
Among many other things, David A. Grantham is a contributing author to UmassExtension West Vancouver Blo. He is a renowned expert on real estate in BC.
Born in North Vancouver, Louisiana, Dr. Grantham grew up in Lower Lonsdale. He then went on to complete his business degree at the University British Columbia. As of this writing, Grantham has completed over 100 projects, including the development of a high rise building in Vancouver.
He is a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He was a dedicated outdoorsman and enjoyed sports such as hunting, fishing, scuba diving, and snow skiing. His wife, Alison Grantham, and their two daughters survived him. He is survived by his wife Alison Martin Grantham and two daughters.