Transfer of care requirements for transporting animals – Text version
Health of Animals Regulations Section 153 Transfer Of Care:
The Transfer of Care (TOC) document helps ensure the humane transport of animals within Canada. Federal regulations require that transporters give the TOC document to the recipient of the animals before leaving the slaughter establishment or assembly centre. This ensures that there is no interruption in responsibility for animal care.
The TOC document requires the following information:
- Condition of the animals upon arrival
- Date, time and place when the animals were last fed, watered and rested
- Date and time the animals arrived at the slaughter establishment or assembly centre
Once the TOC document has been acknowledged by the recipient, responsibility for care of the animals shifts from the transporter to the establishment.
For additional information on the Health of Animals Regulations, visit inspection.canada.ca/humane
CFIA P1038E-21 Catalogue No.: A104-233/2021E ISBN: 978-0-660-41114-9