The Montreal SPCA seriously concerned by the “POC’s” initiative to introduce urban chickens

On 16 February 2017, in Articles, News, by Marie-Ève Fraser

The POC project (production, observation and connection) aims to sell hen-houses for “urban chickens” to thirty Montreal families for a duration of one season. The Montreal SPCA is deeply concerned about this initiative. Chickens are sensitive, intelligent animals who require specialized and costly care. They can live up to ten years after they stop laying […]


The veal industry isn’t doing enough to prevent another Pont Rouge

On 9 February 2017, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, February 9th, 2017 – Despite the highly publicized Pont Rouge calf case, which sent shock waves across the country by exposing the cruel practices routinely used in the Canadian veal industry, the new and revised national Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Veal Cattle continues to allow many of these practices, […]


Disappointed by the New Animal Transport Regulations, the Montreal SPCA Asks the Public to Put the Brakes on Animal Suffering

On 24 January 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, January 24th 2017 – The Canadian government recently published its proposed amendments to the legislation governing the treatment of farm animals during transport. Despite years of pressure from animal protection organizations to bring our legislation in line with internationally recognized standards, the proposed amendments fail to protect animals from severe suffering due to long distance […]


Dogs saved from slaughter in China find forever homes in Montreal

On 11 January 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal SPCA and Humane Society International/Canada grateful for public support for 32 pups rescued from dog meat festival Montreal, January 11th, 2017 – After being rescued from certain death by Humane Society International at a dog meat festival in Yulin, China, 26 of the 32 dogs transported to Quebec have already been adopted thanks to […]


The Dogs from China are Available for Adoption as of Today

On 6 January 2017, in Articles, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Friday, January 6th 2017 – On December 23, the Montreal SPCA welcomed 32 dogs saved from slaugther at China’s dog meat festival by Humane Society International/Canada. Having received the care from canine behaviour experts, veterinarians and staff at the shelter, the dogs are available for adoption as of today, January 6 at noon. Many of […]

Dogs rescued from Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The dogs in these images are awaiting transport to Canada, where they will be placed with shelters and rehabilitated before moving on to forever homes with their new families.

Home for the Holidays: Dogs saved from slaughter at China’s Yulin dog meat festival arrive in Montreal

On 23 December 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, December 23rd 2016 – Over 30 dogs have safely arrived at the Montreal SPCA after being rescued from slaughter by Humane Society International/Canada at the Yulin dog meat festival in China earlier this year. The dogs are part of a larger group of 110 dogs that HSI/Canada transported from China to Canada on December 21st to […]


Montreal SPCA Excludes Dogs from its Animal Service Contracts with Boroughs in the City of Montreal

On 22 December 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, December 22nd 2016 – Following the implementation of the provisions in the city of Montreal’s animal control by-law which unjustly targeting certain types of dogs, the Montreal SPCA has recently communicated with its partners from nine of the boroughs it serves on the Island of Montreal. The SPCA regretfully confirmed its intention to no […]


Kind Food : A new recipe book from the Montreal SPCA

On 14 December 2016, in Articles, Non classé, News, by Marie-Ève Fraser

The Montreal SPCA is proud to present Kind Food, an amazing new plant-based recipe book that is inspired by our collective love for animals, for our planet and for each other. These hand-picked scrumptious recipes will surely please everyone. “I am so proud that volunteers who work on behalf of our organization have created this […]


Temporary Montreal SPCA Dog Placement Protocol

On 3 December 2016, in Articles, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

UPDATE: Please consult the Temporary Montreal SPCA Dog Placement Protocol (updated) Montreal, December 3rd 2016 – Following Thursday’s Court of Appeal decision, the Montreal SPCA is implementing a temporary protocol, effective immediately, to ensure for the welfare of the dogs currently under our care and who will be coming into the shelter in the weeks […]


The Montreal SPCA is disappointed by the Court of Appeal’s Lifting of the Suspension of the Montreal By-Law Provisions Targeting “Pit Bull Type Dogs”

On 1 December 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, December 1st 2016 –Today, the Quebec Court of Appeal overturned the Superior Court’s suspension of the sections of the City of Montreal’s by-law targeting “pit bull type dogs”, while rendering a stay in relation to several concessions made by the City during the appeal hearings . The lifting of the suspension order means that […]

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