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“Let’s put an end to dog bites!”

On 22 September 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

SPAs and SPCAs launch a comprehensive online awareness campaign Quebec, September 22 2016 – The issue of dangerous dogs and “pit bull” type dogs have been in the headlines for several months fueling an emotional public debate. With the City of Montreal’s proposed legislation and the upcoming vote, the AQSS, which regroups several SPAs and […]

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Ask Your MP to Support Bill C-246 Aiming to Provide Better Protection to Animals

On 15 September 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, September 15th 2016 – On September 28th, House of Commons members will be asked to vote on Bill C-246, a private member’s bill that represents an important leap forward for animal protection in Canada. Introduced by Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, the bill would make major improvements to the Criminal Code’s animal cruelty provisions, prohibit […]

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MONTREAL SPCA WOULD EXCLUDE DOGS FROM THE ANIMAL SERVICES PROVIDED TO BOROUGHS

On 7 September 2016, in Press releases, News, by admin

Montreal, September 7, 2016 — In light of an impending municipal bylaw targeting specific types of dogs, the Montreal SPCA met with its partners from the twelve boroughs and municipalities it serves on the Island of Montreal at noon today. The SPCA regretfully informed them of its intention to eliminate dogs from its animal services […]

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The Montreal SPCA reacts to the provincial committee’s report on dangerous dogs

On 2 September 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, September 2 2016 – Wednesday, the provincial committee put in place by Martin Coiteux, Minister of Public Security, to examine the issue of dangerous dogs submitted its final report to the Quebec government. Though the Montreal SPCA is pleased with certain proposed measures, the Montreal SPCA remains concerned about those recommendations that target particular […]

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The GRIFF is just around the corner

On 26 August 2016, in Press releases, Events, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, August 24, 2016 – The Montreal SPCA in collaboration with the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) and the Centre Vétérinaire Laval/Centre Vétérinaire Rive-Sud, are proud to present the third edition of the GRIFF, the Just for Cats Video Festival, taking place this Saturday, August 27, at the Molson Park, a beautiful public space in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie. Montrealers, of all […]

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The Montreal SPCA Preoccupied by the City of Montreal’s Announcement

On 17 August 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, August 17 2016 – Following the city of Montreal’s announcement   regarding a new proposed city by-law to address the issue of dangerous dogs, the Montreal SPCA is concerned about its plan to institute city-wide breed specific legislation (BSL). Since the proposed BSL would only allow dog owners who currently already have a “pit bull” […]

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The Montreal SPCA organises a compelling event to demonstrate the consequences of a breed ban

On 11 August 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, August 11, 2016 – The Montreal SPCA invites you to a high-impact event as part of its #SaferKinderCommunities campaign, which aims to provide fundamental solutions to make our communities safer and kinder. Everyone agrees: Dog bites are a real public safety issue, and all experts agree that the City of Montreal’s plan to institute […]

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The GRIFF: Just for Cats Video Festival: Back for a Third Edition and Determined to Leave it’s Mark!

On 10 August 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, August 10, 2016 – The Montreal SPCA in collaboration with the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) and the Centre Vétérinaire Laval/Centre Vétérinaire Rive-Sud, are proud to present the third edition of the GRIFF, the Just for Cats Video Festival, taking place on Saturday, August 27, at the Molson Park, a beautiful public space at the intersection of Louis-Hébert […]

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DNA test confirms that dog identified as a “pit bull” by various media outlets is in fact a Rottweiler, Mastiff and Golden Retriever mix

On 5 August 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, August 5 2016 – Several weeks ago many media outlets, such as CBC, TVA, Journal de Montréal, La Presse and Canoe, reported on a story of  a dog who allegedly bit a woman at the command of his owner.  Despite his owners stating otherwise, the media outlets all reported that this dog was a […]

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DISAPPOINTED BY THE NEW CODE OF PRACTICE FOR LAYING HENS, THE MONTREAL SPCA ASKS THE PUBLIC TO TAKE A STAND

On 27 July 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, July 27th 2016 – The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) recently published a draft version of the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Poultry – Layers, which will be setting the animal welfare standards for the egg industry at the national level. Despite enormous pressure on the industry on the […]

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