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MEET TOURNESOL AND RONAN!

On 22 May 2013, in News, by admin

Tournesol and Ronan are part of our program ‘The Benchwarmers’ (Les vétérans) that applies to all cats who spent more than two weeks at the SPCA! Aimed at promoting the adoption of these cats, the adoption fee is only $40 for all benchwarmers.* This includes sterilization, vaccine, dewormer, microchip and a 30 day health guarantee, […]

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week

On 20 May 2013, in News, by admin

May 19-25, 2013, is the National Dog Bite Prevention Week in the United States. We take this opportunity to provide you with useful information about this subject. A dog is often a child’s best friend, but it can sometimes engage in a behavior which may lead to bite in certain circumstances. Its victims are usually […]

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PETITION: Keeping Families Together!

On 17 May 2013, in News, by admin

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 Corporation des propriétaires immobiliers du Québec’s own estimate, only 4,2% of landlords […]

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Campaign against No-Pet Clauses

On 17 May 2013, in News, by admin

1. If landlords can no longer prohibit pets, how can they protect themselves against possible damage caused by pets? Irrespective of whether a housing unit allows or prohibits pets, the tenant who resides in it is legally obligated to maintain it in good and clean condition. Indeed, upon termination of the lease, the tenant must […]

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A weekend with an exotic twist!

On 13 May 2013, in News, by admin

This week, we are fearuring our “exotic animals” department. Did you know that Montreal’s SPCA offers for adoption, in addition to dogs and cats, a variety of birds, rabbits, rodents and small mammals? The SPCA is one of the few shelters in the greater Montreal area to accept stray or abandoned exotic animals. If we […]

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CELEBRATE THE ‘BE KIND TO ANIMALS’ WEEK

On 9 May 2013, in News, by admin

Since 1915, the American Humane Association has celebrated the Be Kind to Animals Week (May, 5-11, 2013). In this annual tradition, they commemorate the role animals play in our lives, promote ways to continue to treat them humanely, and encourage others, adults and children, to do the same. 4 Ways to celebrate the Be Kind […]

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PET SEEKING COMPANY … FOR LIFE

On 8 May 2013, in News, by admin

A new French TV show «Animal cherche compagnie… pour la vie» (Pet seeking company … for life) will be broadcasted in a few months on the CASA TV channel. The concept aims to find the perfect match between an orphan pet and an adoptive family. In each episode, two families will compete to win the […]

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PUPPY MILL ACTION WEEK

On 6 May 2013, in News, by admin

May 6 – 12 is PUPPY MILL ACTION WEEK – Help these suffering dogs! Did you know that thousands of dogs (and cats) throughout Canada spend their entire lives in small cages, living in inhumane conditions for the sole purpose of breeding, again and again, to generate puppies and kittens to be sold in pet […]

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HAVE YOU SEEN CATS WITH AN EAR LIKE THIS?

On 3 May 2013, in Articles, News, by admin

These cats have been ear-tipped or ‘notched’. This is a surgical alteration showing that a free-living cat has been spayed/neutered. It’s part of the program ‘TNRM, which means Trap, Neuter, Release, Maintain. These cats should never be re-trapped or brought to a shelter, unless sick or injured. Instead, they should be left in their neighborhood […]

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The adorables: today meet KYRA!

On 3 May 2013, in News, by admin

KYRA is part of the Adorables, a group of dogs who have been up for adoption for more than two weeks at Montreal’s SPCA. KYRA is a wonderful white female Husky, full of life and energy. She’s 4-year-old, sterilized and house trained. She loves going on walks, and is very curious of her environment. Always […]

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