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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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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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Breed Ban in Outremont results in Montreal SPCA ending animal services for the borough

On 3 December 2014, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, December 4, 2014 – Effective as of this fall, the Montreal SPCA has ended its animal services contract with the borough of Outremont as the borough decided to maintain its Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). The Montreal SPCA strongly encourages boroughs and municipalities to adopt progressive and ethical animal related by-laws – which most certainly […]

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WORD FROM THE DIRECTOR

On 3 December 2014, in Articles, News, by S.P.C.A.

Everywhere you look these days you see fur trim. I have no doubt that the owner’s of these jackets with fur trim have no idea of the suffering that went into this small and pointless fashion item. Animals locked up in tiny, filthy, cages who are then electrocuted when their fur is ready to be […]

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LOST AND FOUND PETS: A TEAM IS HERE TO HELP YOU!

On 3 December 2014, in Articles, News, by S.P.C.A.

Each year, the Montreal SPCA welcomes over 14,000 pets who have either been abandoned or have no apparent owner (stray). One of our teams is specifically dedicated to finding those missing owners. This team consist of six volunteers (photos) whose task is to follow up on the reports of lost and found pets, to update […]

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OUR INSPECTION SERVICE TO THE RESCUE

On 3 December 2014, in Articles, News, by S.P.C.A.

On July 15, 2014, two Montreal SPCA inspectors went to a private residence in order to execute a search warrant, following a report from a municipal inspector investigating an insalubrity and neglect case concerning several dogs and pups. The suspect, Mr.  Réal Wistaff, was known to the Montreal SPCA’s Inspection service for having been accused […]

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TO BETTER TAKE CARE OF YOUR PETS

On 3 December 2014, in Articles, News, by S.P.C.A.

As of October 18, 2014, in addition to its usual health guarantee, the Montreal SPCA is offering everyone who adopts a cat or dog a coupon from Adoptsecure worth up to $500. This coupon is a complimentary trial of Petsecure pet health insurance, providing 80% coverage for accidents and illness for 6 weeks up to […]

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“MAKE FUR HISTORY” CAMPAIGN – ALANNA’S TESTIMONY

On 3 December 2014, in Articles, News, by S.P.C.A.

Alanna Devine, Director of Animal Advocacy at the Montreal SPCA, has dedicated her career to bring human-inflicted animal suffering to an end. Here, she explains the shortcomings of current legislation to protect fur-bearing animals from pain and exploitation, and what you can do to help. The reality of how our current animal protection legislation fails […]

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