PAWS - General. Pryde v. Chief Animal Welfare Inspector
In Pryde v. Chief Animal Welfare Inspector (Div Court, 2022) the Divisional Court sets out some basics of the PAWS regime:
 The Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019, S.O. 2019, c. 13 (the “PAWS Act” or the “Act”) establishes a comprehensive scheme for protecting animals in Ontario. Animal Welfare Services Inspectors (“AWS Inspectors”) appointed under the Act may, by consent or warrant, enter and search a place if they have reasonable grounds to believe it may contain an animal in distress. An AWS Inspector may, at any time, provide necessaries to an animal to relieve it from distress. They may also remove animals and retain them. The Respondent, the Chief AWS Inspector, supervises AWS Inspectors and is responsible for regulatory enforcement under the Act: see Chief Animal Welfare Inspector v. Jackson, 2022 ONSC 872 (Div. Ct.).