FAQ – Animals lost or found
At the bottom of this page, you will find a list of the boroughs and municipalities served by the Montreal SPCA.
If you have lost or found a pet in an area not covered by the Montreal SPCA, please contact your city hall (or Borough office) or your local animal control service for contact information to the appropriate animal shelter/pound in your sector.
**Please note: Animals from all municipalities will be kept in our stray section for 3 days before being evaluated for adoption**
- FOUND ANIMALS: If you have found an animal in an area covered by the Montreal SPCA, please bring the animal to our shelter as soon as possible as his owner must certainly be looking for him. We are located at 5215 Jean-Talon West and our reception is open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, 7 days a week. If you cannot organize transportation, please call the SPCA’s front desk (514-735-2711, ext ‘0’) so that one of our patroller can pick up the animal. You can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description and picture of the animal.
- LOST ANIMALS: If you have lost an animal in an area covered by the Montreal SPCA, please take the following steps as soon as possible:
1. Visit our shelter without delay and regularly. Since we operate on a limited budget, we don’t have the staff and volunteers to check the stray section for everyone who calls us. In addition, tags may be lost and unless your animal is properly microchipped, you and you alone can 100% accurately identify whether an animal in our stray section is in fact your pet. We must therefore ask that you make it your personal responsibility to visit our shelter and look for your lost pet.
2. Regularly check the online list of animals currently in our stray section at: http://spcamontrealpf.blogspot.com.
If you believe the animal pictured here is your lost pet, please contact us as soon as possible at 514-735-2711, ext ‘0’ or at email@example.com. A staff member will ask you additional questions about the animal’s gender, appearance or last known location to determine the animal’s identity and assure that only rightful owners may reclaim a particular animal. If your animal is at the Montreal SPCA, we ask that you bring a photograph of the animal, as well as supporting documentation to prove ownership. These procedures are set forth to protect all animals in our stray section.
3. Post a photo and description of your pet on social media (ex. Facebook).
4. Print flyers with a picture and description of your animal to distribute and post in your neighbourhood. Speak with your neighbours and any other people who could be of help. Maybe they have seen or will see your pet. Search actively in your neighbourhood. A fearful cat is more likely to respond to your voice when things are calm and quiet, at dawn for instance.
**Please note that this online list is updated as often as possible by a team of dedicated volunteers. However, since our resources are limited, not every animal currently in our shelter may be posted online. Please visit our shelter early and often to search for your lost pet.
Municipalities and boroughs served by the Montreal SPCA:
|Ahuntsic-Cartierville||(514) 735-2711, ext. 0|
|Anjou||(514) 735-2711, ext. 0|
|Côte St-Luc / Montréal-Ouest||(514) 735-2711, ext. 0|
|Hampstead||(514) 735-2711, ext. 0|
|Lachine||311 (from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm)
(514) 735-2711, ext. 0 (10:00 pm to 7:00 am – emergency patrol only)
|Le Plateau||K911, (514) 677-4357 or the police|
|Montréal-Nord||(514) 735-2711, ext. 0|
|Notre-Dame de Grâce/Côte des Neiges||(514) 735-2711, ext. 0|
|Ville Mont-Royal||(514) 735-2711, ext. 0|
|Ville Saint-Laurent||(514) 735-2711, ext. 0|