Montreal, April 10th, 2019 – The Montreal SPCA is proud to announce a partnership with the City of Montreal that will provide assistance to horse-drawn carriage owners in Montreal, as well as ensure continued care for these horses. 

“The Montreal SPCA was originally founded in 1869 to improve the living conditions of work horses in Montreal. 150 years later, we are continuing our efforts to improve the welfare of all animals. We are pleased to work with the City of Montreal to protect these horses and find them new homes where they can enjoy a peaceful retirement,” says Sophie Gaillard, lawyer and Director of Animal Advocacy at the Montreal SPCA . 

The two-year service agreement with the SPCA will cover, among other things: 

  • Processing of requests from horse owners to benefit from the program coordinated by the Montreal SPCA.
  • Management of the horses’ placement by the Montreal SPCA, in collaboration with Galahad, the Quebec Association for the Protection of Horses, with a view to finding them adoptive homes.
  • Financial compensation of $1,000 for each horse eligible for the program.

Horse owners will be able to apply to benefit from the new measures beginning on May 1st, 2019 via the Montreal SPCA’s website. 

Please consult the French press release for more information.


About the Montreal SPCA – Founded in 1896, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (now known simply as the Montreal SPCA) was the first animal-welfare organization in Canada. Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, the Montreal SPCA is now the largest animal protection organization in Quebec, speaking on behalf of animals wherever there is ignorance, cruelty, exploitation, or neglect.

Media contact: Anita Kapuscinska, Communications Director, Montreal SPCA, 514-359-5198, or anitak@spca.com.

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