71 dogs liberated and available for adoption

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 they have been receiving the attention and veterinary care that they require. The dogs have now been officially relinquished by their owner and are gradually being made available for adoption starting today at noon.

People who are interested in adopting are invited to visit us during our operating hours. We ask that all household members be present, including children, roommates and current dogs. Our adoption counsellors will be pleased to assist potential adopters to ensure great matches and help avoid unpleasant surprises. You can learn more about the Montreal SPCA’s adoption procedures by clicking here. Note that all applications will be treated on site and that it is not possible to reserve a dog.

The Montreal SPCA would like to thank the public for its support and looks forward to meeting the new adoptive families. “We are relieved that these animals will be able to find new loving homes and that they will never again be victims of abuse or neglect,” said Élise Desaulniers, Executive Director of the Montreal SPCA. “Every animal will be sterilized and microchipped, in addition to receiving the proper medical care prior to adoption”.

These dogs need patient adoptive homes to help them adjust to their new lives. As they are vocal and not yet housebroken, they will require positive reinforcement training. The Montreal SPCA also wishes to remind the public that we have many other animals available for adoption at our shelter, all of them looking for a loving forever home.

You can also get all the accessories you need for your companion right at the Montreal SPCA’s Boutique.


Media contact: Anita Kapuscinska, Communications Manager, Montreal SPCA, 514 656-2760, or anitak@spca.com.

About the Montreal SPCA
Founded in Montreal in 1869, we were the first animal welfare society in Canada and our mission is to:

  • protect animals against negligence, abuse, and exploitation;
  • represent their interests and ensure their well-being;
  • raise public awareness and help develop compassion for all living beings.

For more information about the Montreal SPCA, please visit our website at www.spca.com.

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