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Pets brought to convoy demonstration by protesters could be placed in protective care

If pet owners still haven't made arrangements eight days after their animal is placed in protective care, by-law will consider the pet relinquished.
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Truck convoy demonstrators who brought their pets along for the ride are being warned that their animal may be placed into protective care for a period of time if they are unable to care for them when police action takes place.

In a tweet issued on Thursday, February 17, Ottawa by-law said pets will be placed into protective care for eight days, at the cost of the owner.

"If you are unable to care of your animal as a result of enforcement actions, your animal will be placed in protective custody for [eight] days, at your cost," the tweet reads.

"After [eight] days, if arrangements are not made, your animal will be considered relinquished."

Over the past couple of days, protesters have been given warnings to leave the downtown core. 

If protesters do not leave, they could face serious penalties, police warned.

Police have also issued a warning to those with children at the demonstration to make arrangements, should they become unable to care for those kids following potential police action.

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