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PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSION HEARINGS ON BILL 54 – The Montreal SPCA has hope for a brighter future for the animals in our province

On 15 September 2015, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, Tuesday September 15, 2015 – After speaking today at the parliamentary commission hearing regarding Bill 54, An Act to Improve the legal situation of Animals, the Montreal SPCA remains hopeful that the bill, provided certain modifications are made, will make a big difference for animals in this province. Bill 54 was presented on June […]

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The Montreal SPCA’s position regarding the rodeo events at the Festival Western de St-Tite

On 9 September 2015, in News, by admin

The Montreal SPCA would like to ensure that the public is aware that we are firmly opposed to the rodeo that is part of the Festival Western de St-Tite. Rodeo events (which includes the calf roping event – where calves are lassoed by their legs and thrown to the ground) subjects the animals to unnecessary stress […]

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DECLAWING AS A SURGICAL ALTERATION AND THE ALTERNATIVES

On 9 September 2015, in Articles, News, by admin

The Montreal SPCA has defined and adopted a total of 22 policies on various topics. They have been approved by our Board of Directors and are available along with our mission statement on our website by clicking here. In this article, we are looking at declawing, which is covered in our policy on elective surgical […]

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A NEW LIFE FOR BONES THANKS TO OUR INSPECTION TEAM

On 9 September 2015, in Articles, News, by admin

On July 4, our inspection department received a telephone complaint about a dog that seemed neglected, was often left outdoors, and had been barking day and night for the past two weeks. Moreover, according to the complaint, it was not clear whether the dog had access to shelter, shade or water. The following day, one […]

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LET’S CUT THE CHAIN

On 9 September 2015, in Articles, News, by admin

The time has come to cut the chain and ban the cruel practice of chaining dogs in Quebec. Both the Montreal SPCA and its supporters know that dogs are social animals who deserve to spend their lives as full members of the family – not at the end of a chain. Yet the sad reality […]

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“Cut the Chain”: The Montreal SPCA asks Quebec citizens to take action in order to ban the permanent chaining of dogs

On 8 September 2015, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, September 8, 2015 – The Montreal SPCA is launching its “Cut the Chain” campaign aimed at persuading the provincial government to prohibit the permanent chaining of dogs. Citizens from across the province are invited to take action by visiting cutthechain.ca. Currently, in Quebec, thousands of dogs spend their entire lives chained outdoors, in full […]

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The PAWS 4 A CAUSE event

On 2 September 2015, in Articles, News, by admin

The Montreal SPCA and Little Bear present: PAWS 4 A CAUSE Back for a fourth edition and organized by a group of young volunteers, this evening of music and dance aims to raise funds to support the Montreal SPCA. – WHEN: Saturday, September 12, 2015 – 9:00 pm to 3:00 am. – NEW LOCATION: 2105 […]

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Montreal SPCA launches new campaign “Downtown Montreal is no place for horses”

On 13 August 2015, in Press releases, News, by admin

Montreal, August 13, 2015 – The Montreal SPCA is announcing the launch of its new campaign “Downtown Montreal is No Place for Horses” – which aims to raise awareness about the inherent suffering of carriage horses in Montreal and seeks to implement a phase out of the industry in our city. This Saturday, the City […]

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The Montreal SPCA seizes over 550 exotic birds

On 4 August 2015, in Press releases, News, by admin

Montreal, August 4, 2015 – Last Thursday, the Montreal SPCA seized over 550 exotic birds from a pet store and breeding facility in Montreal. Following an investigation by the Montreal SPCA’s inspection department, the decision was made to seize the animals under the Criminal Code as the birds were lacking critical care. The seized birds […]

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The Montreal SPCA’s position regarding the Festival du cochon de Sainte-Perpétue

On 30 July 2015, in Press releases, News, by admin

Montreal, July 30, 2015 – Every year, the municipality of Sainte-Perpétue holds an event called the Festival du cochon (“the pig festival”). This year the event is being held from August 5th-9th.  The Montreal SPCA is vehemently opposed to this event, as it subjects pigs and wild boars to stress and suffering all in the […]