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New bill aimed at modifying the legal status of animals announced

On 7 August 2014, in Articles, Press releases, by SPCA

Montreal, August 7 2014 – Yesterday, the Minister of Agriculture, Pierre Paradis, announced his intention to put forward a bill that would redefine animals in the Civil Code of Quebec and grant them the status of sentient beings. In order to proceed with this reform, Mr. Paradis reached an agreement with the Minister of Justice, […]

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The Association of Progressive Jurists (APJ) and the Montreal SPCA propose improvements to traditional animal control by-laws

On 30 July 2014, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, July 30, 2014 – The Association of Progressive Jurists (AJP) and the Montreal SPCA are announcing the publication of AJP’s document which provides a critical analysis of traditional animal control by-laws and the publication of Montreal SPCA’s model animal by-law. The AJP and Montreal SPCA consider that the current legislation contains a number of […]

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The GRIFF Just for Cats Video Festival: A FIRST EDITION DETERMINED TO LEAVE ITS MARK!

On 15 July 2014, in Press releases, by SPCA

Montreal, July 15, 2014 – The Montreal SPCA is proud to present its very first edition of the GRIFF, the Just for Cats Video Festival, taking place on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Place Shamrock, a new public space in the Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough, right next to Marché Jean-Talon. The event is presented by Mondou in cooperation with the Canadian Federation of […]

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The Montreal SPCA and Ville de Montréal are launching “Operation Adoption” for cats and dogs

On 9 July 2014, in Press releases, by SPCA

Montreal, July 9, 2014 – The Montreal SPCA in partnership with the Ville de Montréal are launching Operation Adoption, an adoption clinic for cats and dogs, to be held on July 11, 12 and 13 at the Montreal SPCA’s two shelters. The main goal of this event is to facilitate the adoption of at least […]

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The Launch of the Anima-Plus Walk on All 4s: Anima-Plus partners with the Montreal SPCA

On 18 June 2014, in Press releases, News, by S.P.C.A.

Montreal, June 18 2014 – The Montreal SPCA, the largest society for the protection of animals in Quebec and the Anima-Plus Veterinary Hospitals Inc. (“Anima-Plus”), a leader in veterinary medicine in Quebec are pleased to announce their new partnership. Together, they are launching the 4th edition of the Anima-Plus Walk on All 4s for the […]

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ALDF Rankings once again name Quebec as worst Province for Animal Protection in Canada

On 16 June 2014, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, June 16, 2014 – Today, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) released its 2014 provincial animal welfare legislation rankings. Quebec once again falls in second to last place, upholding Quebec’s reputation  as being “the best province to be  an animal abuser” for a third year in a row. However, the Montreal SPCA remains hopeful that with the appointment of […]

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The Montreal SPCA seizes 35 dogs from a kennel in Lanaudière

On 11 June 2014, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, June 11, 2014 – Yesterday, the Montreal SPCA seized 35 large breed dogs and puppies from a facility located in the Lanaudière region. Following a number of inspections performed by the Montreal SPCA, the decision was made to seize the dogs under the Animal Health Protection Act (P-42). Montreal SPCA inspectors concluded that the […]

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Launch of the Montreal SPCA campaign “Keeping Families Together”

On 9 June 2014, in Press releases, News, by S.P.C.A.

Montreal, June 9, 2014 – Again this year, the Montreal SPCA is taking action to help stop pet abandonment and is asking everyone to support our campaign “Keeping Families Together” against no-pet clauses in residential leases. Every summer, around moving day, thousands of Quebec residents are forced to make the gut-wrenching decision to part with […]

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The Montreal SPCA helps give a second chance to a young piglet

On 14 May 2014, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, May 14, 2014 – A few weeks ago, a young piglet named Rosalie was found and brought to the Montreal SPCA. She was just a under a month old, and yet all of her teeth and her tail had been cut, which is standard practice in the pork industry. Rosalie is considered to be […]

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Over 40 000 Quebec Citizens Demand a Revision of the Legal Status of Animals: Incoming Justice Minister called upon to update the Civil Code

On 29 April 2014, in Press releases, News, by sophie

Montreal, April 29 2014 – Since its launch on January 22nd, over 40 000 individuals have signed the Animals are not things manifesto. The manifesto, which is supported by the Montreal SPCA, calls for a reconsideration of the legal status of animals in the Civil Code of Quebec. Currently, our Civil Code considers animals to be […]