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The Montreal SPCA is disappointed by the lifting of the horse-drawn carriage moratorium

On 25 May 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, May 25 2016 – After obtaining a temporary injunction by Montreal horse-drawn carriage drivers, the City of Montreal has decided to lift the one-year horse-drawn carriage moratorium  it had previously announced. The Montreal SPCA is disappointed by this news. We remain, however, fully determined to pursue our actions until a permanent ban on horse-drawn carriages […]

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No Carriage Horses in Montreal this Summer – A Good First Step

On 18 May 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, May 18 2016 – This morning, Mayor Denis Coderre announced a one-year ban of the carriage horse industry in Montreal. On behalf of the millions of animal lovers in Montreal, the Montreal SPCA would like to congratulate Denis Coderre and his administration for taking this necessary first step by shedding an investigative light on […]

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Following a collision between a carriage horse and a car, Projet Montreal demands that the City of Montreal takes action to help carriage horses

On 21 April 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, April 21, 2016 – This morning, following a collision between a carriage horse and a car caught on video yesterday in Griffintown, Projet Montreal is asking the Coderre administration to take concrete steps to help carriage horses in our city. The Montreal SPCA has been opposed to the use of horse-drawn carriages since 1869 and has repeatedly […]

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The Montreal SPCA seizes neglected horses and cattle from a property in Mascouche

On 19 April 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, April 19, 2016 – Yesterday, the Montreal SPCA seized four cattle and three horses, along with a deceased foal and a number of bones, from a property located in the Mascouche area. Following an investigation by the Montreal SPCA, the decision was made to seize the animals under the Criminal Code as they were […]

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Guard Dog Rental Company Faces Animal Neglect Charges

On 29 March 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, March 30th 2016 – Élevages S.A. inc., a guard dog rental company, is facing eight charges under Quebec’s animal welfare law. The charges stem from the seizure, by the Montreal SPCA, of three dogs belonging to Élevages S.A. inc. at a Montreal car dealership last spring. Élevages S.A. inc. rents out guard dogs to various businesses […]

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Discover the wonderful world of rabbits at the Montreal SPCA

On 21 March 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, March 22, 2016 – Every year, during Easter holidays, many people adopt rabbits as family pets. Not long after, many rabbits are abandoned in shelters, either because they were impulse decisions or they were unaware of the care that was required. The reality is that the Montreal SPCA receives nearly 300 rabbits a year, many […]

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The annual walk is back with a new strut!

On 15 March 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, March 16 2016 – The Montreal SPCA, the largest society for the protection of animals in Quebec and the Groupe vétérinaire AnimaPlus Inc., a leader in veterinary medicine in Quebec are pleased to announce the 6th edition of the annual walk for the benefit of the Montreal SPCA. We are thrilled to unveil the […]

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Conviction in Pont Rouge veal calf case

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

Montreal, March 10, 2016 – Following the Montreal SPCA’s investigation into a milk-fed veal farm located in Pont Rouge, Quebec, Éric Dame, a former employee of the facility, has been found guilty of subjecting the animals to abuse and mistreatment. He was sentenced to a 4,000$ fine and will be prohibited from possessing more than […]

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New Federal Bill Aiming to Provide Better Protection to Animals

On 2 March 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, March 3 2016 – Leading animal protection groups across the country, including the Montreal SPCA, worked closely with Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith to develop Bill C-246, a private member’s bill which would make desperately needed improvements to the animal cruelty provisions of the Criminal Code, prohibit the practice of shark finning in Canadian waters, […]

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An update on Penelope’s case

On 2 March 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, March 2, 2016 – Yesterday, the Montreal SPCA reached out to the public to help identify Penelope’s abusers. She was found on Saturday morning abandoned in the parking lot of Harvey’s restaurant, near Namur metro, in a very critical medical state. The Montreal SPCA is very saddened to announce Penelope’s passing. Unfortunately, due to […]

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