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Prince Edward Island Should be a Source of Inspiration for Quebec

On 17 July 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, July 17 2017 – Today, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)  released its 2017 provincial animal welfare legislation rankings. Prince Edward Island showed inspiring improvement, moving up from tenth position to the very top of the rankings. New Brunswick also climbed a few ranks this year. Due to both provinces’ ascension, Quebec moved down […]

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A Devastating Combination for Pet Abandonment: Moving Season Coupled with Breed Specific Legislation

On 28 June 2017, in Press releases, News, by Marie-Ève Fraser

Montreal, June 28, 2017 – Following the City of Montreal’s recently implemented breed specific legislation (BSL) and Quebec’s proposed province-wide ban, the Montreal SPCA is anticipating disastrous consequences during the annual moving season. As the number of animals coming into the Montreal SPCA shelter nearly triples from 600 to 1,600 animals per month during the […]

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This Sunday, Let’s Hit the Pavement – Stop Injustice and Animal Cruelty

On 10 June 2017, in Press releases, Events, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 9th 2017 –The Montreal SPCA is pleased to announce the 7th edition of the largest dog walk in Montreal for the benefit of our organisation, which will be held at the Mount-Royal Park on Sunday, June 11th 2017. Participants at the annual Snout & About event will spend a festive day with fellow […]

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Legal Challenge to the Montreal Rodeo

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

Montreal, May 24th 2017 – This morning, an application for an injunction to put a stop to the urban rodeo planned by the City of Montreal in the context of its 375th anniversary celebrations was filed in Superior Court by law professor Alain Roy and a group of law students from Université de Montréal. The […]

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Montreal SPCA, supported by Athletes for Animals, launches campaign against province-wide breed specific legislation

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

Montreal, May 11th 2017 – In response to the Quebec government’s recent introduction of Bill 128, which includes province-wide Breed-Specific Legislation (BSL), the Montreal SPCA, supported by Athletes for Animals, has launched My Dog My Family, a campaign aiming to stop provincial BSL – a proven-to-fail measure that will needlessly sentence to death tens of […]

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The Montreal SPCA seeks the public’s help for information related to a burned cat

On 5 May 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, May 5th, 2017 – On Saturday April 29th, a deceased cat who had been severely burned was brought to the Montreal SPCA. It was determined that the cat, named Ciel by the Montreal SPCA staff, sustained extensive burns to her entire body. Ciel was found next to railroad tracks in the borough of Rosemont-La […]

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Hit the pavement – stop injustice and animal cruelty

On 4 May 2017, in Press releases, Events, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, May 4th 2017 –The Montreal SPCA is pleased to announce the 7th edition of the largest dog walk in Montreal for the benefit of our organisation, which will be held at the Mount-Royal Park on Sunday, June 11th 2017. Participants at the annual Snout & About event will spend a festive day with fellow […]

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Montreal SPCA Launches Campaign to Stop Montreal Rodeo

On 20 April 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, April 20 2017 – As part of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, the Coderre administration and the 375th anniversary committee are planning to hold a rodeo from August 24 to 27, 2017 in the old port. Rodeos have no cultural or historical connection to our city, and, more importantly, subject animals to fear, stress, and […]

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Catastrophic Consequences to be Expected Following Province-Wide Breed Ban

On 14 April 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, April 14, 2017 – The Montreal SPCA is deeply concerned by our provincial government’s introduction of Bill 128, which includes province-wide breed specific legislation (BSL), namely targeting American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers and American Pit Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, and any dog resulting from a mix of these breeds. Though Bill 128 does not itself […]

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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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