Front line education: from abandonment prevention to adoption

Our customer service team spends countless hours every day helping the public find solutions to their individual situations with their animals, preventing countless animals from needing to find a new home in the first place. And, our adoption counselors strive to help match adoptable animals with the right family by assessing an adoptive family’s unique situation and taking into account each animal’s individual personality and needs.

Our counselors are also responsible for raising awareness in the general public on various issues including alternatives to declawing, the importance of neutering and pet identification, as well as the benefits of adoption over buying a pet.


Me_Alanna_DevineMe Alanna Devine B.A., B.C.L., LL.B.-  Director of Animal Advocacy

Me Alanna Devine is a member of the Quebec and Ontario bar. She has worked at the Montreal SPCA for over nine years. Before the SPCA, Alanna clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada and obtained degrees in civil and common law from the McGill University Faculty of Law after completing a bachelor’s degree in Criminology. As Director of Animal Advocacy, she oversees the Investigations and Inspections Department, the Advocacy Department and works primarily on improving the protection of animals on a municipal, provincial and federal level as well as leading awareness campaigns on important animal issues. Alanna is also an avid vegan baker and has adopted a blind dog from the SPCA. (© Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals)

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