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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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This Sunday, Let’s Walk Against Animal Cruelty!

On 8 June 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 8 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 excited to reveal the numerous activities at the 6th edition of the annual walk. This year, at the AnimaPlus Snout & About let’s […]

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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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