Montreal SPCA seizes cats and dogs from South Shore breeding facility

MONTREAL — More than 90 animals from a South Shore breeding facility were seized by the Montreal SPCA Tuesday.

An investigation into the conditions in which the animals were being housed led to the seizure of more than 36 cats and 57 dogs, mainly Cornish Rexes (cats) and small breeds.

“Seizures such as this one demonstrate that puppy and kitten mills constitute an ongoing problem in Quebec and that more needs to be done to regulate commercial breeding in this province,” Alanna Devine, the Director of Animal Advocacy at the Montreal SPCA, said in a statement.

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“Minister Paradis’ bill represents a unique opportunity to effect real change for animals in this province and we, at the Montreal SPCA, look forward to working with the Minister and his team towards this goal.”