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71 dogs liberated and available for adoption

On 18 October 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, October 18th, 2017 – On October 11th, the Ministère de l’Agriculture des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) assisted the Sûreté du Québec with the seizure of 71 small dogs. The animals were removed from the premises with the Montreal SPCA’s assistance and were placed in the custody of the Montreal SPCA, where […]

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Beasts of Fashion, the Montreal SPCA’s annual gala, is back!

On 13 October 2017, in Press releases, Events, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

UTOPIA: A world where everything’s possible Montreal, October 13th 2017 – The Montreal SPCA is pleased to invite you to its 4th annual Beasts of Fashion gala, which will be held on November 9, 2017 at Gare Dalhousie (Cirque Éloize). This fundraiser aims to raise $200,000 for the Montreal SPCA and its important work with animals. […]

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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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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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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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The Montreal SPCA seeks the public’s help for information related to a burned cat

On 5 May 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, May 5th, 2017 – On Saturday April 29th, a deceased cat who had been severely burned was brought to the Montreal SPCA. It was determined that the cat, named Ciel by the Montreal SPCA staff, sustained extensive burns to her entire body. Ciel was found next to railroad tracks in the borough of Rosemont-La […]

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Hit the pavement – stop injustice and animal cruelty

On 4 May 2017, in Press releases, Events, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, May 4th 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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