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This Thursday, Let’s Celebrate Animal Diversity at the “Beasts of Fashion” Gala

On 7 November 2016, in Press releases, Events, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, November 7 2016 – The third annual Montreal SPCA “Beasts of Fashion” fundraising gala will take a detour into sparkly new territory with its new 2016 theme “Love under the Stars” this Thursday at the Théâtre Paradoxe. Hundreds of guests will celebrate their love for animals and experience an unforgettable magical evening. Decorated with […]

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A First Victory! The Superior Court Orders a Stay of the Montreal By-Law’s Provisions Targeting “Pit Bull Type Dogs”

On 5 October 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, October 5th 2016 – Today, the honourable Judge Louis Gouin of the Quebec Superior Court rendered his decision in the lawsuit opposing the Montreal SPCA and the City of Montreal concerning the new animal control by-law. Agreeing with the Montreal SPCA, he ordered the suspension of the sections of the by-law targeting certain breeds, […]

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Montreal SPCA launches lawsuit against the City of Montreal in relation to new breed-specific by-law

On 28 September 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, September 28th 2016 – Following the adoption yesterday by the Montreal city council of the new animal control by-law targeting specific dog breeds, and in particular, requiring that behaviourally sound, healthy adoptable dogs and puppies be put to death, the Montreal SPCA urgently filed a lawsuit against the city at the Montreal courthouse today. […]

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“Let’s put an end to dog bites!”

On 22 September 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

SPAs and SPCAs launch a comprehensive online awareness campaign Quebec, September 22 2016 – The issue of dangerous dogs and “pit bull” type dogs have been in the headlines for several months fueling an emotional public debate. With the City of Montreal’s proposed legislation and the upcoming vote, the AQSS, which regroups several SPAs and […]

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Ask Your MP to Support Bill C-246 Aiming to Provide Better Protection to Animals

On 15 September 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, September 15th 2016 – On September 28th, House of Commons members will be asked to vote on Bill C-246, a private member’s bill that represents an important leap forward for animal protection in Canada. Introduced by Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, the bill would make major improvements to the Criminal Code’s animal cruelty provisions, prohibit […]

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MONTREAL SPCA WOULD EXCLUDE DOGS FROM THE ANIMAL SERVICES PROVIDED TO BOROUGHS

On 7 September 2016, in Press releases, News, by admin

Montreal, September 7, 2016 — In light of an impending municipal bylaw targeting specific types of dogs, the Montreal SPCA met with its partners from the twelve boroughs and municipalities it serves on the Island of Montreal at noon today. The SPCA regretfully informed them of its intention to eliminate dogs from its animal services […]

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The Montreal SPCA reacts to the provincial committee’s report on dangerous dogs

On 2 September 2016, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, September 2 2016 – Wednesday, the provincial committee put in place by Martin Coiteux, Minister of Public Security, to examine the issue of dangerous dogs submitted its final report to the Quebec government. Though the Montreal SPCA is pleased with certain proposed measures, the Montreal SPCA remains concerned about those recommendations that target particular […]

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The GRIFF is just around the corner

On 26 August 2016, in Press releases, Events, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, August 24, 2016 – The Montreal SPCA in collaboration with the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) and the Centre Vétérinaire Laval/Centre Vétérinaire Rive-Sud, are proud to present the third edition of the GRIFF, the Just for Cats Video Festival, taking place this Saturday, August 27, at the Molson Park, a beautiful public space in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie. Montrealers, of all […]

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The Montreal SPCA Preoccupied by the City of Montreal’s Announcement

On 17 August 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, August 17 2016 – Following the city of Montreal’s announcement   regarding a new proposed city by-law to address the issue of dangerous dogs, the Montreal SPCA is concerned about its plan to institute city-wide breed specific legislation (BSL). Since the proposed BSL would only allow dog owners who currently already have a “pit bull” […]

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The Montreal SPCA organises a compelling event to demonstrate the consequences of a breed ban

On 11 August 2016, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, August 11, 2016 – The Montreal SPCA invites you to a high-impact event as part of its #SaferKinderCommunities campaign, which aims to provide fundamental solutions to make our communities safer and kinder. Everyone agrees: Dog bites are a real public safety issue, and all experts agree that the City of Montreal’s plan to institute […]

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