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DISAPPOINTED BY THE NEW CODE OF PRACTICE FOR LAYING HENS, THE MONTREAL SPCA ASKS THE PUBLIC TO TAKE A STAND

On 27 July 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, July 27th 2016 – The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) recently published a draft version of the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Poultry – Layers, which will be setting the animal welfare standards for the egg industry at the national level. Despite enormous pressure on the industry on the […]

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Quebec’s Position in the ALDF Rankings Improves Since Last Year But Risks Dropping Back Down Due to Breed Specific Legisla

On 19 July 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by lopel

Montreal, July 21 2016 – Today, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) released its 2016 provincial animal welfare legislation rankings. Quebec shows significant improvement since last year, moving up from being the worst province in Canada to a striking sixth position. However, ALDF cautions that Quebec risks dropping back down in the rankings next year […]

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Our communities deserve better: the Montreal SPCA offers real solutions to make communities safer and kinder

On 13 July 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, July 13 2016 – A few weeks ago, the Montreal SPCA learned, along with Montrealers, of our city’s plan to institute breed specific legislation (BSL), which would come into effect this September. The Montreal SPCA shares citizens’ concerns and recognizes the urgency to act to ensure public safety. Today, we unveil a brand new […]

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The Montreal SPCA congratulates the City of Laval for deciding on effective dangerous dog legislation

On 6 July 2016, in Articles, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, July 6 2016 – The Montreal SPCA applauds the city of Laval for its announcement, made yesterday, that the city will be modifying and modernizing its animal care and control by-laws with a focus on owner responsibility and the adoption of breed-neutral remedial measures to deal with aggressive dogs based on their actual behavior, […]

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Pet abandonment nearly triples during moving season

On 28 June 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 29 2016 – Every summer, thousands of Quebec residents are forced to make the gut-wrenching decision to part with a beloved pet, whom they consider a member of their family, in order to secure affordable rental housing. Indeed, though one in two Quebec households has a pet, only 4.2% of landlords accept tenants […]

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The Montreal SPCA welcomes a new Executive Director

On 27 June 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 27 2016 – Following a lengthy and intensive selection process, the Montreal SPCA’s Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Benoit Tremblay as its Executive Director. Mr. Tremblay joins the Montreal SPCA with a 30 year experience in the charitable realm and shares a great love of animals. […]

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The Montreal SPCA is concerned that false information related to dog aggression will result in the adoption of ineffective and discriminatory legislation

On 23 June 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 24 2016 – The Montreal SPCA shares citizens’ concerns and recognizes that canine aggression represents a serious threat to public safety. This issue must be addressed in order to ensure for safe communities in which humans and dogs co-exist and enrich each other’s lives. However, studies show – and experts agree – that […]

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The Montreal SPCA vows to challenge Mayor Coderre’s proposal to implement City-Wide breed ban

On 18 June 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 18 2016 – Following Mayor Denis Coderre’s announcement this morning that the city plans to include breed specific legislation (BSL) as part of its solution to address the issue of dangerous dogs, the Montreal SPCA vows to dispute any form of legislation that targets specific dogs due to their physical characteristics and is exploring […]

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The Montreal SPCA takes action

On 17 June 2016, in Articles, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 17 2016 – The Montreal SPCA recognizes that inappropriate canine aggression is a serious threat to public safety and must be addressed in order to ensure for safe communities in which humans and dogs co-exist and enrich each other’s lives.  The Montreal SPCA believes that the most effective way to tackle this issue […]

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The Montreal SPCA is disappointed with the City of Brossard’s decision for banning pit bull type dogs

On 14 June 2016, in Articles, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

The Montreal SPCA learned this morning that the city of Brossard wishes to implement a breed ban as part of its municipal regulations. The City of Brossard is implementing this regulation despite the fact that experts, including veterinarians, dog behaviorists and animal protection organizations, who all agree that breed bans do nothing to improve public […]

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