Press releases


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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