Spread the love by pledging to go Fur-Free at the Montreal SPCA

On 10 February 2015, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, February 10, 2015 – February 13th 2015, is the Canadian Fur Free Friday, a National day dedicated to encourage consumers to go fur-free and to remind the public of the inherent cruelty associated with wearing or buying fur. In honor of this day, and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Montreal SPCA […]


The Montreal SPCA seizes more than 90 animals from a breeding facility located on the South Shore

On 4 February 2015, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, February 4, 2015 – Yesterday, the Montreal SPCA seized more than 36 cats and 57 dogs from a breeding facility located in the South Shore region outside of Montreal. Following an investigation by the Montreal SPCA, the decision was made to seize the animals under the Animal Health Protection Act as the animals were […]


One year after the launch of the Animals are not Things manifesto, over 50 000 Quebec citizens demand a revision of the legal status of animals

On 21 January 2015, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, January 22 2015 – Exactly one year ago, the Montreal SPCA, in collaboration with food ethics author and blogger Élise Desaulniers and moral philosophy researcher Martin Gibert, launched the Animals are not things manifesto. The manifesto calls for a reform of the legal status of animals in the Civil Code of Quebec. Currently, our […]


Montérégie fur farmer pleads not guilty to animal cruelty charges

On 6 January 2015, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, January 6th 2015 – Jean-Luc Rodier, the owner of Visons JNJ Inc., a Montérégie fur farm that was the subject of a Montreal SPCA criminal investigation, pleaded not guilty to six counts of animal cruelty and neglect at the Saint-Hyacinthe courthouse yesterday. He will be due back in court on April 13th. The charges concern […]


Charges laid in Pont Rouge veal calf case

On 16 December 2014, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, December 16, 2014 – Following the Montreal SPCA’s investigation into a milk-fed veal farm located in Pont Rouge, Quebec, Éric Dame, a former employee of the facility, has been charged with two counts of violating the provincial Animal Health Protection Act and could face up to 37, 000$ in fines. The Montreal SPCA launched […]

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New York City Mayor’s announcement to end horse carriage industry in his city should set example for Mayor of Montreal

On 5 December 2014, in News, by S.P.C.A.

Earlier this week, Mayor Bill de Blasio, announced that he is proposing a bill to phase out the horse carriage industry in New York City by 2016. The Montreal SPCA is applauding the news, and hopes that Montreal will follow. Many other world-class cities, such as London, Paris, Beijing, and Toronto, have already banned horse-drawn […]


Breed Ban in Outremont results in Montreal SPCA ending animal services for the borough

On 3 December 2014, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, December 4, 2014 – Effective as of this fall, the Montreal SPCA has ended its animal services contract with the borough of Outremont as the borough decided to maintain its Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). The Montreal SPCA strongly encourages boroughs and municipalities to adopt progressive and ethical animal related by-laws – which most certainly […]



On 3 December 2014, in Articles, News, by S.P.C.A.

Everywhere you look these days you see fur trim. I have no doubt that the owner’s of these jackets with fur trim have no idea of the suffering that went into this small and pointless fashion item. Animals locked up in tiny, filthy, cages who are then electrocuted when their fur is ready to be […]



On 3 December 2014, in Articles, News, by S.P.C.A.

Each year, the Montreal SPCA welcomes over 14,000 pets who have either been abandoned or have no apparent owner (stray). One of our teams is specifically dedicated to finding those missing owners. This team consist of six volunteers (photos) whose task is to follow up on the reports of lost and found pets, to update […]



On 3 December 2014, in Articles, News, by S.P.C.A.

On July 15, 2014, two Montreal SPCA inspectors went to a private residence in order to execute a search warrant, following a report from a municipal inspector investigating an insalubrity and neglect case concerning several dogs and pups. The suspect, Mr.  Réal Wistaff, was known to the Montreal SPCA’s Inspection service for having been accused […]

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