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A special invitation from the Montreal SPCA to the documentary “The Ghosts In Our Machine”

On 23 September 2013, in Press releases, News, by S.P.C.A.

Montreal, September 23, 2013 – The Montreal SPCA invites the public to come and see the acclaimed documentary – The Ghosts in Our Machine – from award-winning director Liz Marshall. The film, which follows the work and devotion of celebrated animal activist and photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, will be presented on September 29, 30 and October […]

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OPERATION ADOPTION FOR CATS – September 20 to 22, 2013

On 16 September 2013, in Press releases, News, by S.P.C.A.

Montreal , September 16, 2013 – The Montreal SPCA is organizing Operation Adoption for Cats, an adoption clinic featuring our feline friends, to be held on September 20, 21 and 22, 2013 at the two Montreal SPCA shelters. Since the beginning of August, we received a particularly high number of abandoned or stray cats and […]

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Montreal’s SPCA seizes 84 dogs from commercial breeding facility

On 3 September 2013, in Press releases, News, by S.P.C.A.

Montreal, September 3, 2013 – Montreal’s SPCA, with the MAPAQ (Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) and the assistance of the Humane Society International/Canada, has seized 84 dogs from a large scale commercial breeding facility in the Monteregie region south of Montreal. This commercial breeder had already received fines for non-compliance with Quebec animal […]

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SENTENCE IMPOSED FOR CRIMINAL ACTS AGAINST A CAT

On 31 July 2013, in Press releases, News, by S.P.C.A.

Montreal, July 31, 2013 – In 2012, Christian Roy, a resident of Quebec, was charged under Article Art. 445.1 a) of the Canadian Criminal Code with: “voluntarily causing an animal pain, suffering, injury unnecessary.” At his trial on July 19, 2013, Mr. Roy was found guilty and was sentenced to a $1,000 fine. A prohibition […]

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QUEBEC, ONCE AGAIN, RANKED THE ‘BEST PROVINCE TO BE AN ANIMAL ABUSER’

On 29 July 2013, in Press releases, News, by S.P.C.A.

Montreal, July 29, 2013 – The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ADLF) has released the 2013 report ranking the Provincial Animal Welfare legislation in Canada. Quebec has once again fallen within the last three places, ranked in second to last place (with the territory of Nunavut falling in dead last). To view the ADLF report, please […]

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IMPOSITION OF A SENTENCE FOR NEGLIGENCE OF HIS PET

On 4 July 2013, in Press releases, News, by S.P.C.A.

Montreal, July 4, 2013 – In 2011, a statement of offence was issued against Richard Philie, a resident of the Province of Quebec, under Article 55.9.2, AL. 3 of the Animal Health Protection Act: “As guardian of a sick or injured animal, compromised his safety or well-being by not giving him the care required by […]

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The SPCA and the City of Montreal are launching “Operation Adoption”

On 28 June 2013, in Press releases, News, by S.P.C.A.

Montreal, June 27, 2013 – Montreal’s SPCA in partnership with the City of Montreal are organizing “Operation Adoption”, an adoption event featuring our cats to be held on July 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 at Montreal’s SPCA shelters. The main goal of this event is to facilitate the adoption of at least 100 cats […]

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Effort to Crack Down on Quebec Puppy Mills Met with Mixed Reaction

On 19 June 2013, in Press releases, by S.P.C.A.

MONTREAL (June 19, 2013) —Quebec’s Agriculture Minister François Gendron has announced plans to create a permit system to address the abuse of animals at Quebec puppy mills, drawing mixed reaction from animal welfare organizations (link to interview: http://bcove.me/q7gp8480). Humane Society International/Canada and the Montreal SPCA applaud the announcement but note that the proposed permit system […]

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The SPCA celebrates 144 years of proudly serving the animals of Quebec!

On 23 April 2013, in Press releases, News, by S.P.C.A.

Giving Animals a Voice Montreal, April 23, 2013 – It is on April 5, 1869, that the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (now better known as Montreal’s SPCA) was founded in Montreal by a group of prominent citizens. The SPCA was the first humane society in Canada. During the early years, […]

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Coyotes’ deaths in Montreal need to stop

On 7 March 2013, in Press releases, News, by S.P.C.A.

Montreal, March 7, 2013 – The torturous trapping and slaying of coyotes in Montreal is an irresponsible and inhumane response to urban wildlife, says a coalition of animal welfare groups. The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Defenders (APFA, furbearerdefenders.com) in conjunction with Coyote Watch Canada and Montreal’s SPCA are calling on the City of […]

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