Montreal SPCA launches a matching gift campaign

All donations made by December 31, 2019 will be doubled!

Montreal, December 2, 2019 – This week, the Montreal SPCA launched its annual year-end campaign with a special offer: each donation made by December 31, 2019 will be doubled! This promotion is made possible through the generosity of two enthusiastic dog lovers, Floranna Bryant and Dorothy Mapes, who made a special bequest to our furry friends by creating the Bryant-Mapes Fund for the Care of Dogs. This year, the fund administrator offered to match each donation made to the Montreal SPCA by December 31, up to a maximum of $100,000!

“This matching gift campaign is an extraordinary opportunity. It will help us start the new year with momentum and continue as leaders in animal protection. I invite all those who can to make a donation, the value of which will be doubled, so we can help even more animals in 2020!” said Élise Desaulniers, executive director of the organization.

Relying primarily on donations from the public, the Montreal SPCA takes in and cares for anywhere from 600 to 1,600 animals each month. Whatever their status — newborn, older, lost, neglected, mistreated, sick, injured or nearing the end of their lives — all animals receive the care and attention they need.

The funds raised through this year-end campaign will help the Montreal SPCA continue its mission, which consists of protecting animals from neglect, abuse and exploitation, representing their interests and ensuring their well-being, raising public awareness and helping develop compassion for all sentient beings. The organization also plans to complete the renovation of its kennels, which began in 2019, with a view to sheltering abandoned or stray dogs in a less stressful environment, as well as saving more orphaned kittens as part of its neonatal program, which will continue in 2020 for the second consecutive year.

“It is thanks to the continued support of our donors that we can offer each animal who comes through our doors what they need to prepare for their new life, in addition to continuing our efforts to raise awareness among the public and various levels of government,” said Ms. Desaulniers. “At the Montreal SPCA, we work tirelessly each day to give a second chance to the animals entrusted to us and to foster a society that is more respectful of all sentient beings. Thank you to all of our supporters, without whom none of this would be possible!”

People who wish to donate to the matching gift campaign may do so online at spca.com or by calling 1-866-366-7722 by December 31, 2019.

About the Montreal SPCA – Founded in 1869, 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. It runs a shelter that takes in nearly 15,000 animals every year.

About the Bryant-Mapes Fund for the Care of Dogs – The Bryant-Mapes Fund for the Care of Dogs has allowed us to double your donations as part of our end-of-year campaign. Special thanks to Floranna Bryant and Dorothy Mapes who chose to include animals in their wills. Not only does this kind of gift make a huge difference, it is easy to plan for. To find out more, go to spca.com/en/will.


Source: Montreal SPCA

Attached files: The SPCA in Numbers, 72 Hours in a Life of a Dog at the Montreal SPCA

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

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