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December 17, 2020

Reporting of Major Animal Welfare Incidents

The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) would like to remind all certified institutions to notify the CCAC regarding any major animal welfare incidents within 10 days of their occurrence. This can be done either by completing and sending in the Major Animal Welfare Incident Self-Reporting Form, or informing the CCAC of the incident by phone or email, and sending in the form shortly after.

This form should be signed by the animal care committee chair and a copy should also be forwarded to the senior administrator responsible for the ethical animal care and use program at the institution.

If you are unsure of whether an event should be reported, please contact us.

Please forward the form or reach out to the Director of Assessment and Certification:

Dr. Michael Baar
Canadian Council on Animal Care
190 O’Connor Street, Suite 800
Ottawa, ON, K2P 2R3
613-238-4031 ext. 226

Reporting Major Animal Welfare Incidents is a requirement outlined in the CCAC policy: Certification of animal ethics and care programs (CCAC, 2020). All CCAC policies and related documents can be found on the Policies and Prerequisites page of the CCAC website, under the section Certification — About Certification.

Thank you for your ongoing collaboration in ensuring high standards for the ethical care and use of animals in science.

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