The SPCA and the City of Montreal organize “Operation Adoption”

Montreal, October 23, 2012 – Montreal’s SPCA in partnership with the City of Montreal are organizing “Operation Adoption”, an adoption event  to be held on October 26, 27 and 28, 2012, at the Montreal’s SPCA. The main goal of this event is to facilitate the adoption of more than 200 animals throughout the three days. Montreal’s SPCA also wants to promote the importance of adopting a shelter animal rather than buying one from a pet store. Adopters from animal shelters give a second chance to a shelter animal.

“Montreal’s SPCA is delighted to partner with the City of Montreal in the “Operation Adoption” that will result in so many animals finding forever homes.  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 look forward to the day when it is no longer necessary to have large animal shelters caring for homeless and neglected animals.  Until then, 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.

“Last week, Montréal took an important step in terms of animal management, by announcing the opening in 2014 of a municipal animal services centre. The SPCA adoption clinic, in which we are participating today, shares the same objectives, and is part of pro-active actions through which the city encourages the well-being of domestic animals. I invite Montrealers who are looking for a pet to go to the SPCA adoption clinic. Animals will benefit from high-quality care. Adoption is a very responsible gesture,” said Richard Deschamps, Vice-Chairman of the Montréal Executive Committee responsible for citizen services.

The City of Montreal offers a starter kit valued at approximately 100$ to each family who adopts a dog or cat from the Montreal SPCA.

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

  • Friday, October 26: from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Saturday, October 27: from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Sunday, October 28: from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.

SPCA adoption counselors will be happy to help you find the right companion. Adopt and help save lives!

We also welcome you to visit some shelters that are organizing their own adoption days. For more information, please visit their website:

– Rosie Animal Adoption: www.rosieanimaladoption.ca
– Kiko: www.kikodogrescue.ca
– Chatopia: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/QC35.html
– Animal Rescue Network:  www.animalrescuenetwork.org

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Media Contact: Anthony Johnson, Director of Development, Montreal SPCA, 514-735-2711, ext 2259, or ajohnson@spca.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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