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2nd Session, 41st Legislature

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Bill 201

THE SERVICE AND THERAPY ANIMAL DAY ACT


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WHEREAS service animals provide important assistance to persons with a wide range of disabilities and impairments;

AND WHEREAS therapy animals offer social and emotional support in a variety of therapeutic settings and provide companionship to residents in hospitals, personal care homes and other care facilities;

AND WHEREAS there is a need to recognize the important work provided by service animals and therapy animals;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

Service and Therapy Animal Day

1           In each year, May 20 is to be known throughout Manitoba as Service and Therapy Animal Day.

C.C.S.M. reference

2           This Act may be referred to as chapter S88 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

Coming into force

3           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

This Bill proclaims May 20 in each year as Service and Therapy Animal Day.