Press release – For immediate release
Montréal, June 8, 2022 – Since summer is the busiest time of the year at the Montreal SPCA, there are many wonderful animals currently awaiting adoption: mostly cats, rabbits and other small animals, but also a few large adult dogs. To facilitate their adoption, the Montreal SPCA will be holding a special event and waiving adoption fees this Friday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“We want each of our protégés to find a loving adoptive family. Adopters will be invited to contribute in the amount of their choice to our mission with the animals,” explains Élise Desaulniers, Executive Director of the Montreal SPCA. “Our adoption counsellors will be happy to guide families and answer their questions,” she adds.
Prospective families will also receive information on the commitment and responsibilities they are taking on by adopting an animal. Food and many basic accessories will be available for sale at the Montreal SPCA Boutique.
Animals awaiting forever families
About 50 cats (including many elderly cats), 20 rabbits and 60 small animals, such as mice, degus, guinea pigs, turtles and rats, are waiting for a new home. Adoptive families can bring a carrier or they can plan to purchase one at the Montreal SPCA Boutique.
The few dogs available for adoption are mostly large and will be placed with families with members ages 16 years or older. These dogs have all undergone behavioural assessments to be properly matched with families and many will require follow-up in dog behaviour counselling. Please note that a second visit to the shelter may be required for the adoption to be completed.
All animals have been examined by a veterinarian. Dogs and cats are spayed or neutered and microchipped, and have had their first basic vaccination. Dogs also have received rabies shots. Rabbits are sterilized.
Appointment are not necessary. Interested families are asked to carefully read the instructions on the Montreal SPCA’s Facebook page before coming to the shelter.
- When: Friday, June 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. (please note that the SPCA reserves the right to end the event before 7:00 p.m., depending on the number of animals still available.)
- Location: Montreal SPCA, 5215 Jean-Talon St. West, Montréal, QC H4P 1X4. Close to the Namur metro station.
Source: Montreal SPCA
Media contact: Anita Kapuscinska, Senior Consultant, Corporate Development and Media Relations, Montréal SPCA, 514-656-2760, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Montreal SPCA – Founded in 1869, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (now known simply as the Montréal SPCA) was the first animal-welfare organization in Canada. Today, the Montreal SPCA is the largest animal protection organization in Quebec, speaking on behalf of animals wherever there is ignorance, cruelty, exploitation, or neglect.