The SPCA and the City of Montreal are launching “Operation Adoption”

Montreal, June 27, 2013 – Montreal’s SPCA in partnership with the City of Montreal are organizing “Operation Adoption”, an adoption event featuring our cats to be held on July 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 at Montreal’s SPCA shelters. The main goal of this event is to facilitate the adoption of at least 100 cats throughout these five days.

During moving day season, the number of animals coming into Montreal’s SPCA almost triples, jumping from about 600 to 1,600 per month. This year is no exception and we had a particularly high number of cats during the month of June. That’s why we are organizing “Operation adoption”, in order to find a home for each of them. In addition, the City of Montreal will offer a complimentary $50 discount to each person who adopts a cat or kitten at Montreal’s SPCA during this period – July 3 to 7, 2013.

“Montreal’s SPCA is delighted to partner with the City of Montreal in “Operation Adoption” and we hope that it will result in finding forever loving homes for all these cats. As Canada’s oldest humane organization, Montreal’s 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 on the island.  Every day, our staff care for hundreds of beautiful dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals. We will work tirelessly to implement programs aimed at ending overpopulation and cruelty, strengthening animal protection laws, and fostering the spirit of compassion for all living beings,” said Nicholas Gilman, Executive Director of the Montreal SPCA.

“The City of Montréal is pleased to accompany the SPCA this year in its ‘’Operation Adoption’’. Citizens have a major responsibility in terms of taking care of their pets. Since we are entering the annual movig day period I would like to take this opportunity to remind Montrealers to look after their domestic animals. If however for whatever reason citizens decide to no longer keep their animals they should remember that there are plenty of solutions available. At the same time, as part of this campaign I invite Montrealers to adopt domestic animals at local shelters,” said Mr. Christian G. Dubois, member of the executive committee responsible for services to citizens.

“Operation adoption” welcomes you to visit Montreal’s SPCA (located at 5215, rue Jean-Talon West, in Montreal) and the SPCA Annexe (located at 7314 Mountain Sights, one block south of the SPCA). The opening hours of the adoption clinic during these five days are as follows:

  • Wednesday to Friday (July 3-5): from noon to 8:00 pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday (July 6-7): from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The SPCA adoption counsellors will be happy to help you find the right companion.

Montreal’s SPCA also wants to promote the importance of adopting an animal from a shelter rather than buying one from a pet store or online. Adopting from animal shelters gives a second chance and a home to healthy animal, while saving lives.

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Media Contact: Alanna Devine, Director of animal advocacy at Montreal’s SPCA, 514-735-2711, ext 2245, or adevine@spcamontreal.com

About the SPCA: founded in Montreal in 1869, the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was the first humane society in Canada. Based on humanitarian principles, the mission of the SPCA is:

  • 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

Our role is to prevent cruelty to animals by a multitude of actions. Visit our website at www.spca.com

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