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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 […]

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6 QUESTIONS FOR MAYORAL CANDIDATES REGARDING MUNICIPAL ANIMAL WELFARE ISSUES

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

Montreal, October 16, 2013 – In the last few years, residents of the city of Montreal have expressed that municipal animal related issues are important to them, and that they are looking to the future municipal government to enact by-laws and adopt policies to help address some of these issues. As the election date draws […]

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The Montreal SPCA rescues 88 dogs and cats from two inspection cases

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

Montreal, October 7, 2013 – The Montreal SPCA has recently conducted two important rescues of animals that were the subject of cruelty investigations. In both cases their previous owners surrendered the animals to the SPCA, but had they not been, further enforcement actions would have been necessary. Here is a summary of the facts: On […]

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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 […]