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The Montreal SPCA Reacts to the Coroner’s Report on the Death of Christiane Vadnais

On 2 October 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, October 2, 2017 – Today, the Coroner’s Office issued a report on its investigation of the death of Christiane Vadnais, who was killed by a dog identified by the media as a “pitbull” in June 2016. The tragic and highly publicized incident triggered the announcement of new breed-specific legislation (BSL) at municipal and provincial […]

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Pop-up Against Breed Bans!

On 30 August 2017, in Events, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Don’t miss out on this unique pop-up event to purchase accessories, toys and food for your furry companions at bargain prices, all while supporting the Montreal SPCA’s fight against breed bans. Special guests CGO and Jean Labourdette/Turf One will be present – come check out their artwork. And while you’re here, enjoy some delicious vegan […]

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Élise Desaulniers’ Expertise to Benefit the Montreal SPCA

On 28 July 2017, in Articles, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

The Montreal SPCA is proud to announce that Élise Desaulniers has been appointed to the head of the organization as Executive Director. Élise has been Interim Executive Director since April, and we are delighted to be able to count on her expertise on a permanent basis! Élise Desaulniers is an independent researcher and animal rights […]

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Prince Edward Island Should be a Source of Inspiration for Quebec

On 17 July 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, July 17 2017 – Today, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)  released its 2017 provincial animal welfare legislation rankings. Prince Edward Island showed inspiring improvement, moving up from tenth position to the very top of the rankings. New Brunswick also climbed a few ranks this year. Due to both provinces’ ascension, Quebec moved down […]

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A Devastating Combination for Pet Abandonment: Moving Season Coupled with Breed Specific Legislation

On 28 June 2017, in Press releases, News, by Marie-Ève Fraser

Montreal, June 28, 2017 – Following the City of Montreal’s recently implemented breed specific legislation (BSL) and Quebec’s proposed province-wide ban, the Montreal SPCA is anticipating disastrous consequences during the annual moving season. As the number of animals coming into the Montreal SPCA shelter nearly triples from 600 to 1,600 animals per month during the […]

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This Sunday, Let’s Hit the Pavement – Stop Injustice and Animal Cruelty

On 10 June 2017, in Press releases, Events, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 9th 2017 –The Montreal SPCA is pleased to announce the 7th edition of the largest dog walk in Montreal for the benefit of our organisation, which will be held at the Mount-Royal Park on Sunday, June 11th 2017. Participants at the annual Snout & About event will spend a festive day with fellow […]

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Canine Worshops

On 9 June 2017, in Events, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Worshop 1: Canine Sports for you and your dog! The Montreal SPCA is now offering a workshop to help you discover new interactive activities you can do with your dog. A wide variety of activities for everyone; from leisure to competitive, both indoor and outdoor. Ideal for anyone who has a dog and is looking […]

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Settlement in Rodeo Case

On 7 June 2017, in Articles, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 7, 2017 – Earlier today, law professor Alain Roy, who, along with a group of law students, had filed an application for an injunction aiming to put a stop to the urban rodeo planned this August in the context of the City of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, entered into a settlement agreement with the event’s […]

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Legal Challenge to the Montreal Rodeo

On 24 May 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, May 24th 2017 – This morning, an application for an injunction to put a stop to the urban rodeo planned by the City of Montreal in the context of its 375th anniversary celebrations was filed in Superior Court by law professor Alain Roy and a group of law students from Université de Montréal. The […]

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Montreal SPCA, supported by Athletes for Animals, launches campaign against province-wide breed specific legislation

On 11 May 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, May 11th 2017 – In response to the Quebec government’s recent introduction of Bill 128, which includes province-wide Breed-Specific Legislation (BSL), the Montreal SPCA, supported by Athletes for Animals, has launched My Dog My Family, a campaign aiming to stop provincial BSL – a proven-to-fail measure that will needlessly sentence to death tens of […]

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