The Animal Protection Act, 2018

The Government of Saskatchewan has updated animal welfare laws for the province.


The Animal Protection Act, 2018 protects animals from distress, stating an animal is in distress if it is:


(a) deprived of:

(i) food or water sufficient to maintain the animal in a state of good health;
(ii) care or shelter; or
(iii) veterinary care or medical attention;


(b) in need of reasonable protection from injurious heat or cold;


(c) wounded, ill, in pain, suffering, abused or neglected;


(d) kept in conditions that:

(i) are unsanitary;
(ii) will significantly impair the animal’s health or well-being over time;
(iii) cause the animal extreme anxiety or suffering; or
(iv) contravene the prescribed standards, codes of practice or guidelines;




(e) abandoned by its owner or by a person responsible for the animal in a manner that causes, or is likely to cause, distress resulting from any or all of the factors listed in this section.


The Animal Protection Act, 2018 excludes generally accepted management practices, which are listed in the The Animal Protection Regulations, 2018. (These regulations also include information about the powers and responsibilities of Animal Protection Officers in dealing with animals in distress.)


According to The Animal Protection Act, 2018:


4 (1) No person shall cause an animal to be in distress.


4 (2) No person responsible for an animal shall cause or permit the animal to be or to continue to be in distress.


4 (3) This section does not apply if the distress results from an activity carried on in accordance with the regulations or in accordance with reasonable and generally accepted practices of animal care, management, husbandry, hunting, fishing, trapping, pest control or slaughter


Penalties for violations of The Animal Protection Act, 2018 are punishable by fines and/or imprisonment.


The Animal Protection Act, 2018 is enforced by Animal Protection Officers who work for an animal protection agency. Members of a municipal police service or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are also recognized under the Act as “animal protection officers.”

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Campus Facility & Features

There are lots of things that make our King of Prussia campus unique and a top choice for massage therapy. We are located in a newly remodeled 12,000-square-foot building that is gray with black awnings. We have five highly experienced instructors on staff who offer the courses you need, such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology, and integrative assessment and documentation. On this campus, you’ll learn how to be a successful bodyworker with a broad knowledge of therapeutic and clinical techniques, and you’ll also learn how to effectively communicate with clients and other health professionals. There are many local employment opportunities for Cortiva students who graduate from this campus, such as Hand and Stone, Massage Envy, Elements Spa, Sooth, chiropractor offices, and local sports teams. During your time studying in King of Prussia, you’ll enjoy the beauty of all four seasons and be part of an exciting local community. We love being part of the local community here and are proud to partner with the Toys for Tots charity for community events.

Driving Directions & Parking

Our King of Prussia campus is conveniently located just 0.5 miles from the King of Prussia Mall and on the same side of the road as Home Depot and Carmax. The campus address is 211 South Gulph Road, Suite 100 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and the cross street is Long Road. We’re located just ½ mile from the King of Prussia mall. Ample parking is available onsite at our King of Prussia campus. We share a large outdoor parking lot with other businesses in our complex, so you’ll never have to worry about paying for parking or finding a spot. Parking is available on all sides of our building and is accessible from Long Road.

Benefits of This Campus Location

Our students enjoy commuting to the King of Prussia campus because of how accessible it is to all major highways. Interstates 76, 276, 422 and 476 are all close by, making it easy to hop on and off for classes without getting lost or following complicated directions. Better yet, you don’t even have to drive to class because public transportation drops you right off at the base of our location. In fact, the Number 125 bus drops off right at South Gulph Road and Long Road. The largest mall on the East Coast, King of Prussia Mall, is less than a half mile from this Cortiva Institute location, making it ideally located to run errands or treat yourself after long days of classes and studying. Something else to know about our King of Prussia location is that it is also very close to the city of Philadelphia, which is only about 17 miles away by car. New York City is just a couple hours away by car as well, making this location ideal for graduates who want to explore various career paths and have access to even more job options in a top American metropolitan area.