“Operation adoption” is back at the Montreal SPCA!

Montreal, September 22, 2014 – The Montreal SPCA in partnership with the Ville de Montréal are organizing Operation Adoption, an adoption clinic featuring cats and dogs, on September 26 and 27 at the Montreal SPCA’s two shelters. The Ville de Montréal will offer a $50 reduction on the adoption fees to the first 100 people who will adopt a cat or dog at the Montreal SPCA during these two days.

Why adopt instead of buying a pet? To help save lives, to stop pet overpopulation and to provide a second chance at a healthy animal. Also, did you know that adopting often less expensive? Animals adopted in shelters and rescue groups are generally less expensive than the same animals bought or even obtained for free. If you add up the cost of vaccines, sterilization, microchip, treatment against worms and health guarantee, you will be surprised to learn that an adopted pet is really a good deal! Help us curb the number of abandoned animals. Adoption from a shelter is an act of love that helps save lives. This is a good deed for you, for the shelter, but especially for an animal that needs you.

“The Montreal SPCA is pleased to partner with the Ville de Montréal in Operation Adoption and we hope that the event will help to find permanent loving homes for all these cats and dogs. As Canada’s oldest humane organization, the Montreal SPCA recognizes the tremendous value of working within a network of cities, boroughs and grass-roots animal rescue organizations to end the tragic overpopulation of dogs and cats of the Island of Montreal,” said Nicholas Gilman, Executive Director of the Montreal SPCA.

“For the third consecutive year, the Ville de Montréal is working in collaboration with the Montreal SPCA to raise awareness among citizens about the importance and benefits of adopting a pet from a shelter. I invite Montrealers who are considering acquiring an animal, to do as part of Operation Adoption. For this responsible action, the new owner will bring home an animal that has received appropriate care,” said Ms. Anie Samson, Vice-chair of the Montréal Executive Committee, responsible for citizen services.

Operation Adoption welcomes you at:

  • Montreal SPCA – 5215 Jean-Talon West, Montreal, H4P 1X4
  • SPCA Annexe – 7314 Mountain Sights Avenue, H4P 2A6 (one block south of the SPCA)

The opening hours of the adoption clinic during these two days are as follows:

  • Friday, September 26: noon to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 27: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

The Montreal SPCA and the Annexe adoption counselors will be happy to help you find the right companion

For security as well as health reasons, we ask that all the household members be present when adopting a dog at the Montreal SPCA, this includes children, roommates (s) and the current dog(s). This will allow to verify beforehand that the new animal gets along with everyone and to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

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Media contacts:

Montreal SPCA:

  • Anita Kapuscinska, Media Relations Coordinator, Montreal SPCA, 514 226-3932, or anitak@spca.com

Ville de Montréal:

  • Source: Andrée-Anne Toussaint, Press Attaché, Office of the Mayor and Executive Committee, Ville de Montréal, 514-872-9998

About Montreal SPCA
Founded in Montréal in 1869, we were the first humane society in Canada with a mission 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 on the Montreal SPCA, please visit our website at www.spca.com

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