Montreal, May 4th 2015 – On February 3rd, the Montreal SPCA seized nearly 40 cats and 60 dogs from a breeding facility located on Montreal’s south shore under the Animal Health Protection Act. These animals, most of whom were housed in cages, were living in unsanitary and unsafe conditions. Last Thursday, a judge ordered that ownership of all the animals from this seizure be transferred to the Montreal SPCA, and they are now available for adoption.
The cats (primarily Cornish Rexes) and dogs (mainly small breeds), have been under the care of the Montreal SPCA for the past three months. “We are so pleased, and relieved, that these animals will be able to find new loving homes and that they will never again be victims of neglect” said Sophie Gaillard, Lawyer and campaigns manager for the Montreal SPCA’s Animal Advocacy Department. “Every animal will be sterilized and microchipped, in addition to having received the proper medical care prior to adoption”.
The breeder, Ms. Chantal St-Laurent faces approximately twenty charges under the Animal Health Protection Act.
The cats and dogs from the seizure are currently available for adoption. Families interested in adopting are invited to contact us by email:
While the cats have a very high level of energy, many of the dogs are timid and seeking patient and calm adoptive families to help them adjust to their new lives. The Montreal SPCA would also like to remind the public that there are many other dogs and cats available for adoption at our shelter and that they are all looking for a forever home.
Media contact: Anita Kapuscinska, Media Relations Coordinator, Montreal SPCA, 514-226-3932, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Montreal SPCA
Founded in Montreal in 1869, we were the first humane 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 many years, the Montreal SPCA has been working hard with municipal, provincial and federal governments to improve animal protection laws. In 2014, our inspection service investigated 1,217 new complaints and conducted the inspection of 3,012 animals, all species combined. A total of 101 animals were seized as a result of these investigations and several criminal and penal charges were laid.
For more information about the Montreal SPCA, please visit our website at www.spca.com.