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The Montreal SPCA is concerned that false information related to dog aggression will result in the adoption of ineffective and discriminatory legislation

On 23 June 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 24 2016 – The Montreal SPCA shares citizens’ concerns and recognizes that canine aggression represents a serious threat to public safety. This issue must be addressed in order to ensure for safe communities in which humans and dogs co-exist and enrich each other’s lives. However, studies show – and experts agree – that […]

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The Montreal SPCA vows to challenge Mayor Coderre’s proposal to implement City-Wide breed ban

On 18 June 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 18 2016 – Following Mayor Denis Coderre’s announcement this morning that the city plans to include breed specific legislation (BSL) as part of its solution to address the issue of dangerous dogs, the Montreal SPCA vows to dispute any form of legislation that targets specific dogs due to their physical characteristics and is exploring […]

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Supreme Court Bestiality Decision is a Wakeup Call

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

Montreal, June 10 2016 – In a long awaited decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today that using an animal for sexual gratification is legal as long as it does not involve penetration. The case involved a British-Columbia man charged with sexually abusing his two underage step-daughters over the course of several years, including, […]

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This Sunday, Let’s Walk Against Animal Cruelty!

On 8 June 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 8 2016 – The Montreal SPCA, the largest society for the protection of animals in Quebec and the Groupe vétérinaire AnimaPlus Inc., a leader in veterinary medicine in Quebec are excited to reveal the numerous activities at the 6th edition of the annual walk. This year, at the AnimaPlus Snout & About let’s […]

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The Montreal SPCA is disappointed by the lifting of the horse-drawn carriage moratorium

On 25 May 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, May 25 2016 – After obtaining a temporary injunction by Montreal horse-drawn carriage drivers, the City of Montreal has decided to lift the one-year horse-drawn carriage moratorium  it had previously announced. The Montreal SPCA is disappointed by this news. We remain, however, fully determined to pursue our actions until a permanent ban on horse-drawn carriages […]

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No Carriage Horses in Montreal this Summer – A Good First Step

On 18 May 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, May 18 2016 – This morning, Mayor Denis Coderre announced a one-year ban of the carriage horse industry in Montreal. On behalf of the millions of animal lovers in Montreal, the Montreal SPCA would like to congratulate Denis Coderre and his administration for taking this necessary first step by shedding an investigative light on […]

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Following a collision between a carriage horse and a car, Projet Montreal demands that the City of Montreal takes action to help carriage horses

On 21 April 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, April 21, 2016 – This morning, following a collision between a carriage horse and a car caught on video yesterday in Griffintown, Projet Montreal is asking the Coderre administration to take concrete steps to help carriage horses in our city. The Montreal SPCA has been opposed to the use of horse-drawn carriages since 1869 and has repeatedly […]

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The Montreal SPCA seizes neglected horses and cattle from a property in Mascouche

On 19 April 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, April 19, 2016 – Yesterday, the Montreal SPCA seized four cattle and three horses, along with a deceased foal and a number of bones, from a property located in the Mascouche area. Following an investigation by the Montreal SPCA, the decision was made to seize the animals under the Criminal Code as they were […]

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Guard Dog Rental Company Faces Animal Neglect Charges

On 29 March 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, March 30th 2016 – Élevages S.A. inc., a guard dog rental company, is facing eight charges under Quebec’s animal welfare law. The charges stem from the seizure, by the Montreal SPCA, of three dogs belonging to Élevages S.A. inc. at a Montreal car dealership last spring. Élevages S.A. inc. rents out guard dogs to various businesses […]

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Discover the wonderful world of rabbits at the Montreal SPCA

On 21 March 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, March 22, 2016 – Every year, during Easter holidays, many people adopt rabbits as family pets. Not long after, many rabbits are abandoned in shelters, either because they were impulse decisions or they were unaware of the care that was required. The reality is that the Montreal SPCA receives nearly 300 rabbits a year, many […]

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