Once the shelter in eastern Montreal is operating at full capacity in 2026, the Proanima organization will continue to work in concert with the SPCA , which will offer “additional services”.
After 2026, the SPCA will remain an important partner of the City and Proanima by offering complementary services, such as palliative care or specialized surgeries, explains Ms. Vodanovic.
We will focus even more on inspections, education, animal advocacy and care for the most vulnerable and needy cases.
A quote from Laurence Massé, executive director of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Nearly half of Montreal households own a pet, according to the City of Montreal. Animal management is no small responsibility as the number of pets increases, says Vodanovic.
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A shortage of affordable, pet-friendly housing remains the leading reason people abandon their pets, according to the Montreal SPCA.
But this increase in the number of animals is accompanied by an explosion of abandonments in Montreal. We are seeing a growth in shelter admissions of 64% between 2021 and 2022, mentioned the municipal elected official.
Proamina will work with the City, just like the SPCA, to raise awareness among the population, to reduce the number of abandonments in Montreal, assures Ms. Vodanovic.