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Hop to the Montreal SPCA to Demystify the World of Rabbits

On 12 April 2017, in Press releases, Events, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, April 12, 2017 – Every year, during the Easter holidays, many people buy rabbits as family pets. Shortly thereafter, many of these rabbits end up abandoned in shelters, either because they were impulse buys or because their purchasers were unaware of the level of care these animals require. Though the Montreal SPCA opposes the […]

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Absent a Plan on the Part of the City, Montreal SPCA Comes Up with New Proposal for Animal Services

On 30 March 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, March 30th 2017 – Though the Montreal SPCA’s contracts are set to end this Friday, March 31st, the City of Montreal has yet to announce a decision with respect to its call to tender for an animal service provider. In the face of the current uncertainty surrounding the wellbeing of animals due to the […]

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A Big Thank You to PetFinder Foundation for Its Support

On 16 March 2017, in Non classé, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Our entire team would like to thank the Petfinder Foundation for its donation of $1,900, which was in part used to purchase collars for cats in adoption, in order to better identify them and help encourage their adoption. Opale, on the photos below, has benefited from this generous donation and has now found her family for life! Mr. Benoit Tremblay, Executive […]

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Disturbing Laboratory Practices: Who is Responsible and What Can be Done?

On 16 March 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, March 16, 2017 – Last Saturday’s W5 episode “In The Name of Science” showed disturbing images of animals at ITR laboratories, located in Baie D’Urfé, West Island of Montreal.. It also highlighted the lack of legislative protection for these animals, particularly for animals in privately owned facilities. Following the airing, the Montreal SPCA has […]

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Montreal SPCA Responds to City of Montreal’s Call to Tender for Animal Control Services

On 8 March 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, March 8th 2017 – On February 20th, the City of Montreal put out a call to tender for an animal control supplier for 12 boroughs, 10 of which are currently served by the Montreal SPCA. The Montreal SPCA is responding to the call to tender by offering to continue providing 85% of animal services […]

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During National Animal Sterilization Week, Montreal SPCA Announces Six-Figure Grant from PetSmart Charities™ of Canada to Support Spay/Neuter Surgeries

On 28 February 2017, in Articles, Press releases, Non classé, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, QC – February 28th 2017 – This week marks Quebec’s National Animal Sterilization Week: an event which aims to raise awareness among pet parents about the benefits and importance of spaying or neutering their pets. The Montreal SPCA has good reason to spread the word about this event since PetSmart Charities of Canada, one […]

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Temporary Montreal SPCA Dog Placement Protocol (updated)

On 24 February 2017, in Articles, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, February 24th 2017 – Following the implementation of the provisions in the city of Montreal’s animal control by-law which unjustly target certain types of dogs, the Montreal SPCA implemented a temporary protocol to ensure for the welfare of the dogs currently under our care and who will be coming into the shelter in the […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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