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The Montreal SPCA seizes 20 live animals as well as cadavers from a property located in Lanaudière

On 14 January 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, January 15, 2016 – Yesterday, the Montreal SPCA seized two dogs, eleven turkeys, two pheasants, and five partridges along with a number of deceased animals from a property located in the Lanaudière region. Following an investigation by the Montreal SPCA inspection department, the decision was made to seize the animals under the Criminal Code […]

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Farm animals remain in desperate need of appropriate legal protection

On 11 January 2016, in News, by Anita Kapuscinska

On New Year’s Day, over 50,000 Pekin ducks were killed in a fire when a shed at the Brome Lake commercial Duck farm, near Racine, Quebec, burned to the ground. Brome Lake breeds and raises ducks for human consumption. This case is a reminder that despite the recent adoption of Bill 54, An Act to […]

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The Montreal SPCA asks Verdun to opt for non-lethal, humane solution to beaver issues

On 22 December 2015, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, December 23, 2015 – The Montreal SPCA recently learned that the municipality of Verdun is once again this year, planning to hire trappers to trap and kill beavers that are causing some damage to trees in the community. Beavers are intelligent, monogamous animals who play a vital role in the ecosystem. In fact, 50% […]

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NEW AT THE MONTREAL SPCA: PARTY ANIMALS!

On 11 December 2015, in News, by admin

Introducing Party Animals. Share your love of animals by organizing a third-party fundraising initiative. Instead of receiving gifts from family and friends for special occasions and events, do something awesome. HOST A PARTY FOR THE ANIMALS Think virtual party and your personalized fundraising project. You own it and are limited only by your imagination. You can initiate, design […]

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The National Assembly passes Bill 54

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

Montreal, December 4, 2015 – Bill 54, An Act to Improve the legal situation of Animals, was passed today by Quebec’s National Assembly. With the adoption of Bill 54 a new provincial act exclusively dedicated to animal welfare will replace the existing welfare provisions of the Animal Health Protection Act. The Civil Code of Quebec […]

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WHY HAVE YOUR PET VACCINATED

On 30 November 2015, in Articles, News, by admin

People often wonder why their pet would need vaccination if he always stays indoors. Because you never know when your cat can accidentally slip out through an open door, or when a wild animal can enter the house. Exposure to an animal carrying the rabies virus, such as a bat or racoon, can be fatal. […]

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A NEW LIFE FOR ROCKY!



On 30 November 2015, in Articles, News, by admin

Last July, in response to a complaint about a dog permanently tied up outside, one of our inspectors went on site in order to meet with the animal’s owner and assess the situation. The owner told our inspector  that he had three dogs, two of whom lived inside the house and a third one that […]

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WORD FROM THE DIRECTOR

On 30 November 2015, in Articles, News, by admin

Animal lovers in Quebec are embarrassed by the perception that our Province is the least progressive when it comes to protecting animals. We are right to be embarrassed by the proliferation of puppy mills. We are right to be embarrassed by laws that do not properly protect our animals, and by the failure to enforce […]

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HELP US MAKE FUR HISTORY

On 30 November 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 will tackle our policy on trapping and ranching of fur-bearing animals and the […]

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Owner of Montreal Pet Store Charged with Animal Cruelty

On 16 November 2015, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, November 17th, 2015 – Giovanni Iacovella, owner of the pet store and breeding facility Centre d’animaux Ani-Mart inc., has been charged with animal cruelty and neglect under the Criminal Code. The charges stem from a seizure of over 540 exotic birds from this location conducted by the Montreal SPCA in July. Iacovella could face up […]