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PETITION: Keeping Families Together!

On 17 May 2013, in News, by SPCA

Every summer, around moving day, 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 find rental housing that meets their needs. Indeed, by the Régie du logement’s own estimate, only 3% of landlords accept tenants with […]

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On 2 March 2015, in Non classé, by S.P.C.A.

One of the great joys in working in animal welfare, and there are many, is uniting a family with a companion animal. Too often, we see only the bad things that happen to animals. To be sure, there are many issues the Montreal SPCA works on which focus on preventing, or responding to, the suffering […]

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On 2 March 2015, in Non classé, by S.P.C.A.

At SPCA Montreal, we hope to find each and every adoptable animal a lovely and permanent home. Our employees and volunteers are working towards this goal via our adoption programs. And so, our adoption counseling team’s mandate is not only to find pets homes, but to ensure the best pairing possible with the potential adopters […]

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On 2 March 2015, in Non classé, by S.P.C.A.

Did you know that abandoning an animal in distress is not only cruel but also constitutes a criminal offense? According to the Criminal Code of Canada, abandoning an animal in distress or wilfully neglecting or failing to provide suitable and adequate food, water, shelter and care for it is illegal. Anyone breaking the law may […]

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On 2 March 2015, in Non classé, by S.P.C.A.

In addition to cats and dogs, a wide range of “exotic” animals are up for adoption at the Montreal SPCA, including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, gerbils, mice, ferrets, hedgehogs, chinchillas, turtles and several bird species. We are one of the few shelters in the Greater Montreal area to take in these types of abandoned […]

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Spread the love by pledging to go Fur-Free at the Montreal SPCA

On 10 February 2015, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, February 10, 2015 – February 13th 2015, is the Canadian Fur Free Friday, a National day dedicated to encourage consumers to go fur-free and to remind the public of the inherent cruelty associated with wearing or buying fur. In honor of this day, and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Montreal SPCA […]

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The Montreal SPCA seizes more than 90 animals from a breeding facility located on the South Shore

On 4 February 2015, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, February 4, 2015 – Yesterday, the Montreal SPCA seized more than 36 cats and 57 dogs from a breeding facility located in the South Shore region outside of Montreal. Following an investigation by the Montreal SPCA, the decision was made to seize the animals under the Animal Health Protection Act as the animals were […]

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One year after the launch of the Animals are not Things manifesto, over 50 000 Quebec citizens demand a revision of the legal status of animals

On 21 January 2015, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, January 22 2015 – Exactly one year ago, the Montreal SPCA, in collaboration with food ethics author and blogger Élise Desaulniers and moral philosophy researcher Martin Gibert, launched the Animals are not things manifesto. The manifesto calls for a reform of the legal status of animals in the Civil Code of Quebec. Currently, our […]

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Montérégie fur farmer pleads not guilty to animal cruelty charges

On 6 January 2015, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, January 6th 2015 – Jean-Luc Rodier, the owner of Visons JNJ Inc., a Montérégie fur farm that was the subject of a Montreal SPCA criminal investigation, pleaded not guilty to six counts of animal cruelty and neglect at the Saint-Hyacinthe courthouse yesterday. He will be due back in court on April 13th. The charges concern […]

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Charges laid in Pont Rouge veal calf case

On 16 December 2014, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, December 16, 2014 – 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 charged with two counts of violating the provincial Animal Health Protection Act and could face up to 37, 000$ in fines. The Montreal SPCA launched […]

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New York City Mayor’s announcement to end horse carriage industry in his city should set example for Mayor of Montreal

On 5 December 2014, in News, by S.P.C.A.

Earlier this week, Mayor Bill de Blasio, announced that he is proposing a bill to phase out the horse carriage industry in New York City by 2016. The Montreal SPCA is applauding the news, and hopes that Montreal will follow. Many other world-class cities, such as London, Paris, Beijing, and Toronto, have already banned horse-drawn […]

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