The Montreal SPCA and Ville de Montréal are launching "Operation Adoption" for cats and dogs

MONTREAL, July 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal SPCA in partnership with the Ville de Montréal are launching "Operation Adoption", an adoption event for cats and dogs, to be held on July 11, 12 and 13 at SPCA Montreal's two shelters. The main goal of this event is to facilitate the adoption at least 100 cats over those three days.

During moving season, the number of animal abandonment at the Montreal SPCA can almost triple, from about 600 to 1,600 animals per month. This year is no exception and the SPCA received a particularly high number of cats and dogs during the month of June. That is why we are organizing "Operation Adoption" to find a home for each of them.

"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 the homeless 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 Montréal. Every day, our staff cares for hundreds of beautiful dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals. We work tirelessly to implement programs aimed at ending overpopulation and cruelty, strengthening animal protection laws and fostering a spirit of compassion for all living beings," said Nicholas Gilman, Executive Director of the Montreal SPCA.

"We are pleased to reiterate our cooperation efforts with the SPCA in Operation Adoption. Each and every one of us should feel concerned with the fate of our pets. During the moving period, I urge Montrealers to take care of their animals. I hope that many Montrealers will adopt a pet from a shelter. This year, our administration will offer a $50 reduction to each person who adopts a cat or kitten, or a starting kit valued at $25 to each person who adopts a dog at the Montreal SPCA during the July 11 to 13 period," said Anie Samson, Vice-chair of the Montréal Executive Committee, responsible for citizen services.

"Operation Adoption" invites you to visit the Montreal SPCA at 5215, rue Jean-Talon Ouest, and the SPCA Annexe at 7314, avenue Mountain Sights, one block south of the SPCA). The opening hours of the adoption clinic during these three days are as follows:

  • Friday, July 11: from noon to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13: from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

The SPCA would like to emphasize the importance of adopting an animal from a shelter. Adopting from shelters gives a second chance and a home to healthy animals, and saves lives.

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

SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif

For further information:

Media contacts:  Anita Kapuscinska, Coordinator, Press Relations, Montreal SPCA, 514 226-3932, anitak@spca.com

Source:  Sabrina Williams
Press Attaché
Office of the Mayor and Executive Committee
Ville de Montréal
514 346-7598

Information:  François Goneau
Division des affaires publiques
Service des communications
Ville de Montréal
514 868-5859