Press releases


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


This Thursday, Let’s Celebrate Animal Diversity at the “Beasts of Fashion” Gala

On 7 November 2016, in Press releases, Events, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, November 7 2016 – The third annual Montreal SPCA “Beasts of Fashion” fundraising gala will take a detour into sparkly new territory with its new 2016 theme “Love under the Stars” this Thursday at the Théâtre Paradoxe. Hundreds of guests will celebrate their love for animals and experience an unforgettable magical evening. Decorated with […]

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