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The GRIFF: Just for Cats Video Festival: Back for a Third Edition and Determined to Leave it’s Mark!

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

Montreal, August 10, 2016 – The Montreal SPCA in collaboration with the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) and the Centre Vétérinaire Laval/Centre Vétérinaire Rive-Sud, are proud to present the third edition of the GRIFF, the Just for Cats Video Festival, taking place on Saturday, August 27, at the Molson Park, a beautiful public space at the intersection of Louis-Hébert […]

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DNA test confirms that dog identified as a “pit bull” by various media outlets is in fact a Rottweiler, Mastiff and Golden Retriever mix

On 5 August 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, August 5 2016 – Several weeks ago many media outlets, such as CBC, TVA, Journal de Montréal, La Presse and Canoe, reported on a story of  a dog who allegedly bit a woman at the command of his owner.  Despite his owners stating otherwise, the media outlets all reported that this dog was a […]

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DISAPPOINTED BY THE NEW CODE OF PRACTICE FOR LAYING HENS, THE MONTREAL SPCA ASKS THE PUBLIC TO TAKE A STAND

On 27 July 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, July 27th 2016 – The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) recently published a draft version of the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Poultry – Layers, which will be setting the animal welfare standards for the egg industry at the national level. Despite enormous pressure on the industry on the […]

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Quebec’s Position in the ALDF Rankings Improves Since Last Year But Risks Dropping Back Down Due to Breed Specific Legisla

On 19 July 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by lopel

Montreal, July 21 2016 – Today, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) released its 2016 provincial animal welfare legislation rankings. Quebec shows significant improvement since last year, moving up from being the worst province in Canada to a striking sixth position. However, ALDF cautions that Quebec risks dropping back down in the rankings next year […]

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Our communities deserve better: the Montreal SPCA offers real solutions to make communities safer and kinder

On 13 July 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, July 13 2016 – A few weeks ago, the Montreal SPCA learned, along with Montrealers, of our city’s plan to institute breed specific legislation (BSL), which would come into effect this September. The Montreal SPCA shares citizens’ concerns and recognizes the urgency to act to ensure public safety. Today, we unveil a brand new […]

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Pet abandonment nearly triples during moving season

On 28 June 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 29 2016 – Every summer, thousands of Quebec residents are forced to make the gut-wrenching decision to part with a beloved pet, whom they consider a member of their family, in order to secure affordable rental housing. Indeed, though one in two Quebec households has a pet, only 4.2% of landlords accept tenants […]

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The Montreal SPCA welcomes a new Executive Director

On 27 June 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 27 2016 – Following a lengthy and intensive selection process, the Montreal SPCA’s Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Benoit Tremblay as its Executive Director. Mr. Tremblay joins the Montreal SPCA with a 30 year experience in the charitable realm and shares a great love of animals. […]

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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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