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September 2018

Dear Pet Lover,



We're back! Hope you and your furry friend enjoyed the summer. Here's our September newsletter highlighting the latest news on animal rescues and animal welfare across Quebec and Ontario (click the bolded words to read the full stories). If you have any news or upcoming events you'd like us to share next month, send us an email at


Thank you & merci,
Melanie Dziengo 






When adopting a dog, pay more attention to the animals’ behaviour, rather than their breeds. According to one study, the shelter may be wrong about the breed.


























Montreal’s animal control by-law went into effect on Monday, August 27, and includes a ban on choke chains and pet stores only being allowed to sell shelter animals.





























Cornwall, Ontario is being overrun by feral and stray cats. In 2017, one area shelter took in 217 cats.


For the upcoming provincial election in Quebec, 72 percent of Quebecers believe animal welfare should be an election issue. The poll was conducted on behalf of the Montreal SPCA.

























A Toronto woman is warning pet owners against using retractable leashes for their dogs after her dog was nearly strangled in an apartment elevator.

























In Edmonton, there is a six-legged cat who has to undergo three surgeries in order to correct his condition.


Pets of the Month








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