Amendments to the Pounds Act (closed)

This engagement is now closed. It ran from 2017-08-01 to 2017-08-11.

Results at a glance

The Department of Energy, Mines and Resources conducted engagements with Yukon First Nations, municipalities, stakeholders and the public from July 11, 2017 to August 11, 2017.
A discussion paper/comment submission form was used to solicit feedback on the proposed amendments. This discussion paper was posted online and mailed directly to all Yukon First Nations.
The discussion paper is available for download on the Energy, Mines and Resources, Agriculture Branch website at A French version is also available. The Pounds Act is available at

What was this engagement about?

The Pounds Act gives the Yukon government the ability to appoint a person to operate a pound in order to contain feral or stray animals. There are issues with the current Pounds Act. Since the it was administrated in 1987, there have been other legislative changes and the Pounds Act needs to change in order to stay up-to-date.

How will my input make a difference?

We will consider your input when we make changes to the Pounds Act.

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