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Join Meagan Duhamel, Georges Laraque and Élise Desaulniers to Make Fur History

On 8 February 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, February 8, 2016 – February 12th 2016, is the Canadian Fur Free Friday, a National day dedicated to encourage consumers to go fur-free and to remind the public of the inherent cruelty associated with wearing or buying fur. In honor of this day, and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Montreal SPCA […]

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The Montreal SPCA seizes 20 live animals as well as cadavers from a property located in Lanaudière

On 14 January 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, January 15, 2016 – Yesterday, the Montreal SPCA seized two dogs, eleven turkeys, two pheasants, and five partridges along with a number of deceased animals from a property located in the Lanaudière region. Following an investigation by the Montreal SPCA inspection department, the decision was made to seize the animals under the Criminal Code […]

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The Montreal SPCA asks Verdun to opt for non-lethal, humane solution to beaver issues

On 22 December 2015, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, December 23, 2015 – The Montreal SPCA recently learned that the municipality of Verdun is once again this year, planning to hire trappers to trap and kill beavers that are causing some damage to trees in the community. Beavers are intelligent, monogamous animals who play a vital role in the ecosystem. In fact, 50% […]

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The National Assembly passes Bill 54

On 4 December 2015, in Press releases, News, by admin

Montreal, December 4, 2015 – Bill 54, An Act to Improve the legal situation of Animals, was passed today by Quebec’s National Assembly. With the adoption of Bill 54 a new provincial act exclusively dedicated to animal welfare will replace the existing welfare provisions of the Animal Health Protection Act. The Civil Code of Quebec […]

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Owner of Montreal Pet Store Charged with Animal Cruelty

On 16 November 2015, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, November 17th, 2015 – Giovanni Iacovella, owner of the pet store and breeding facility Centre d’animaux Ani-Mart inc., has been charged with animal cruelty and neglect under the Criminal Code. The charges stem from a seizure of over 540 exotic birds from this location conducted by the Montreal SPCA in July. Iacovella could face up […]

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Victory: Owners of 35 dog seized by the Montreal SPCA convicted!

On 10 November 2015, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, November 11, 2015 – On June 10th 2014, the Montreal SPCA seized 35 dogs, mostly of husky type, in the Lanaudière area. The dogs were seized due to the numerous infractions to the Animal Health Protection Act observed on site, notably relative to the unsanitary and unsafe environment the animals were living in, as well […]

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The Montreal SPCA is asking consumers to shop with a conscience when purchasing a winter coat as part of #MakeFurHistory

On 4 November 2015, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, November 4 2015 – Last year, the Montreal SPCA launched the Make Fur History campaign, which aimed to raise awareness of the plight of animals in the commercial fur trade. This year, the campaign is continuing, with a particular focus on retailers and consumers. And, as always, we are asking consumers to shop-cruelty free […]

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The Montreal SPCA’s second annual BEASTS OF FASHION fundraising gala is seeking sweet success!

On 27 October 2015, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, October 28 2015 – The Montreal SPCA’s second annual Beasts of Fashion fundraising gala is taking place next week, on Thursday November 5th, at the Theatre Paradoxe. The goal is to raise $200,000 in order to help the Montreal SPCA continue its important mission to care and advocate for the animals of our community. […]

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Anima-Plus Walk on All 4s unveiling the activities of the day

On 22 September 2015, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, September 22, 2015 – The Montreal SPCA, the largest Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Quebec and the Anima-Plus Veterinary Group Inc., a leader in veterinary medicine in Quebec, are excited to reveal the numerous activities at the 5th edition of the Anima-Plus Walk on All 4s for the benefit of […]

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PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSION HEARINGS ON BILL 54 – The Montreal SPCA has hope for a brighter future for the animals in our province

On 15 September 2015, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, Tuesday September 15, 2015 – After speaking today at the parliamentary commission hearing regarding Bill 54, An Act to Improve the legal situation of Animals, the Montreal SPCA remains hopeful that the bill, provided certain modifications are made, will make a big difference for animals in this province. Bill 54 was presented on June […]

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