What we do

The responsibilities of the Office of the Commissioner for Animal Welfare are : 

To promote the implementation of and the compliance with the provisions of Chapter 439, the Animal Welfare Act;

Promote and Advocate for animal welfare and the highest standards of health, keeping and treatment of animals;

Promote educational campaigns and social dialogue on issues related to animal welfare;

Cooperate and make arrangements with entities or persons interested in animal welfare to enable the Commissioner to better monitor the implementation of and compliance with the provisions of this Act; 

To make recommendations to the Minister and the Council on the making of standards, guidelines and regulations related to animal welfare; 

Review and investigate, either out of his own motion or following a complaint received by him, the functions and workings of the Council, the Directorate of Veterinary Services, or the Directorate responsible for Animal Welfare; 

Prepare and publish a report of the findings in any formal investigation and shall include in it such recommendations and redress as appears to be necessary or expedient; and 

The performance of such other functions as may from time to time be assigned to the Commissioner by the Minister. 

Animal W​elfare Act​​