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The Montreal SPCA celebrates 145 years of proudly serving the animals!

On 5 April 2014, in Press releases, News, by S.P.C.A.

Giving Animals a Voice Montreal, April 4, 2014 – It was on April 5, 1869, that the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (now better known as the Montreal SPCA) was founded in Montreal by a group of prominent citizens. The Montreal SPCA was the first humane society in Canada. During the […]

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The Montreal SPCA calls on Canadians to support Bill C-571

On 11 March 2014, in Press releases, News, by sophie

Montreal, March 10, 2014 – Canada’s horse slaughter industry is one of the largest in the world, slaughtering an average of over 85, 000 horses per year. In addition to being inhumane, the industry poses a serious threat to public health and safety. This threat was recently exposed in “Tainted Meat,” a report aired by […]

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Over Thirty Quebec Public Figures Demand a Revision of Animals’ Legal Status

On 22 January 2014, in Press releases, News, by sophie

Montreal, January 22, 2014 – A manifesto announced today in La Presse calls for a reconsideration of animals’ legal status in the Civil Code of Quebec. The manifesto is signed by influential public figures from the media, the arts, and the sciences, and is supported by the Montreal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to […]

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DOGS SEIZED BY THE MONTREAL SPCA NOW READY FOR NEW HOMES!

On 18 December 2013, in Press releases, News, by S.P.C.A.

Press release – for immediate release Montreal, December 18, 2013 – On September 3, 2013, the Montreal SPCA and the MAPAQ (Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food), assisted by HSI Canada, seized 84 dogs from a commercial breeding facility, known as “Chenil des Petits Amours”, in the Monteregie region, south of Montreal. Today, all […]

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Animals in focus: a book, a photo exhibition… and a Kickstarter project

On 6 December 2013, in Press releases, News, by S.P.C.A.

Montreal, December 6, 2013 – The exhibition Animals in focus was launched in October 2012 in Montreal. Since then, this exhibition of large format photographs, featuring a wide variety of animals from the Montreal SPCA, was displayed in different locations. Established by professional photographer Patrice Beriault, this exhibition presents the public with a new way […]

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OPERATION ADOPTION FOR ADULT CATS – on December 5 and 6, 2013

On 2 December 2013, in Press releases, News, by S.P.C.A.

Be a HERO and adopt an adult cat! Montreal, December 2, 2013 – The Montreal SPCA is organizing Operation Adoption for Adult Cats, to be held on December 5 and 6, 2013 from noon to 8:00 pm at the two Montreal SPCA shelters. We have been receiving a particularly high number of abandoned or stray […]

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THE MONTREAL SPCA ASKS CONSUMERS TO SHOP WITH A CONSCIENCE WHEN PURCHASING A WINTER COAT AND BUY FUR FREE

On 11 November 2013, in Press releases, News, by S.P.C.A.

Montreal, November 11, 2013 – It is that time of the year again, where it begins to get colder outside and people are beginning to shop for their winter coats. Sadly the use of fur on coats and other winter accessories, from animals such as coyotes, mink, fox and wolves that are trapped or raised […]

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ADOPTION DAY FOR CATS – November 7, 2013

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

Montreal , November 4, 2013 – The Montreal SPCA is organizing Adoption Day for Cats, an adoption clinic featuring our feline friends, to be held on November 7, 2013 from 10:00am to 10:00pm at the two Montreal SPCA shelters. We are still receiving a particularly high number of abandoned or stray cats and we need […]

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The Montreal SPCA and Pit Stop Montreal celebrate National Pit Bull Awareness Day

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

Montreal, October 23, 2013 – This year’s National Pit Bull Awareness Day is October 26, 2013! In honor of this National day, and to promote and raise public awareness about Pit Bull type dogs, the Montreal SPCA and Pit Stop Montreal are hosting a special event this Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00pm at the […]

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The Montreal SPCA asks the public to take a stand against cruelty in the egg industry

On 21 October 2013, in Press releases, News, by S.P.C.A.

Montreal, October 21, 2013 – Last Saturday, CTV’s news magazine W5 aired “Behind the Barn Door”, a report which revealed shocking images from a hidden-camera investigation inside one of Alberta’s largest egg farms. This facility supplies eggs to Burnbrae Farms, which is McDonald’s Canada’s exclusive egg provider. The investigation was undertaken by Mercy for Animals […]