This Sunday, Let’s Walk Against Animal Cruelty!

SnoutAbout_slide_enMontreal, June 8 2016 – The Montreal SPCA, the largest society for the protection of animals in Quebec and the Groupe vétérinaire AnimaPlus Inc., a leader in veterinary medicine in Quebec are excited to reveal the numerous activities at the 6th edition of the annual walk. This year, at the AnimaPlus Snout & About let’s hit the pavement and stop animal cruelty! We anticipate over 400 people and 200 dogs at the Walk, which will be held at the base of Mount Royal Park this Sunday, June 12, from 10am to 3pm.

The objective of the day is to offer Montrealers a family activity in the company of our furry four-legged friends. The goal is to raise $50,000 to help the Montreal SPCA continue its mission for the animals and fight against animal cruelty.

Dre-Guenette-e1410189852960According to Dr. Sarah A. Guénette, President, Chief Operating Officer and Medical Director of AnimaPlus Veterinary Group Inc., “the entire team is pleased to be once again the title sponsor of the AnimaPlus Snout & About, a perfect day to celebrate life with our dogs. Our devoted team will be onsite to provide advice and information, but also to actively participate in the fundraising activity.” Dr. Guenette further adds, “the love of animals is the fundamental essence of AnimaPlus. It is a core value of the entire team. It is important for us to help the Montreal SPCA, as its role is essential to the protection of animal welfare.” AnimaPlus will be on site to answer your questions about your dog’s general health, weight, teeth or even to trim his nails.

                    • When: Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 10 am to 3 pm (rain or shine)
                    • Where: At the base of Mount Royal, intersection of Park Avenue and Côte-Sainte-Catherine – a shuttle service is available
                    • For more information, to register or to make a donation: text “snout” to  514-612-5222, or visit www.snoutandabout.ca

Let’s hit the pavement, and stop animal cruelty

JessicaJessica Laventure, weather specialist and community journalist at Global News Montreal, will be the master of ceremonies for the event. The event includes many activities, including music, face painting, freestyle canine dance demonstration, bouncy castle, popcorn, cotton candy, prizes and the presence of the Green Panther food truck. Essentially, a festive atmosphere and guaranteed fun for the entire family!

You can register for the Walk individually or in groups, with or without your dog. The 20$ registration fee entitles you to a bag full of surprises for the entire family and their faithful companion. It includes: T-shirt, reusable water bottle, cookies and accessories for dogs, as well as other fun souvenirs and accessories. Plenty of great reasons to register quickly!

Take advantage of our on-site microchip clinic

For only $30, the Montreal SPCA (Dr. Esther Côté) is offering a microchipping clinic for dogs. The microchip is an electronic device that provides a safe way to quickly help find your pet in case of loss or theft.

Meet some of the Montreal SPCA heroes: our inspectors!

Inspectors from our Investigations and Inspections Department will be on site to answer questions from the public. What happens during a seizure? Do you know that our inspectors have the status of peace officers and have the same powers as the police? Come learn more!

HIT THE PAVEMENT Stop animal cruelty on June 12, 2016 and walk for the Montreal SPCA! For more information: www.snoutandabout.ca

A big thank you to our sponsors for their support: Mondou, Old Montréal Dog Society, Skedaddle and Clinique Dentaire Ho.


Media contacts:

  • Anita Kapuscinska, Media Relations Coordinator, Montreal SPCA, 514-226-3932, or anitak@spca.com
  • Maxime Sauvageau, Chef, Communication and Marketing, AnimaPlus Veterinary Group Inc., 438-985-4115, or msauvageau@anima-plus.com

The Montreal SPCA, founded in April 1869, was the first animal welfare organization in Canada. We have a long tradition of investigating abuses committed against animals, rescuing and adopting out hundreds of thousands of animals, and to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Today we are the largest society for the protection of animals in Quebec. We welcome and care for more than 15 000 animals per year. Our veterinarians sterilize over 5 000 animals a year and provide care to animals brought to us injured or in need of assistance. We investigate thousands of cruelty cases and urge action against those who abuse animals. We fight every day to defend the interests of all animals, including livestock, pets and wildlife. For more information, please visit our website at www.spca.com.

The AnimaPlus Veterinary Group Inc.’s mission is to Love, Treat, and Heal animals. Founded in 2006, it now includes a team of over 130 employees in its 10 veterinary hospitals, including 20 veterinarian doctors. The AnimaPlus veterinarians provide the latest in cutting-edge medicine, focusing on pain prevention and respect for animal life, integrity. AnimaPlus is also deeply involved in organizations and pet shelters in addition to contributing to several initiatives that benefit SPCAs and SPAs. Its veterinary hospitals accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), is a testimony to AnimaPlus commitment to the highest standards of excellence in its field in North America. www.anima-plus.com.

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