December 12, 2008 09:41 ET

CSPCA Overflowing With Abandoned Cats and Dogs

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 12, 2008) - The CSPCA is sounding the alarm: It is overflowing with cats and dogs. At the moment, over 80 cats 60 dogs are waiting for a home.

The number of surrendered cats and dogs exceeds by far the number of adoptions thus creating an overflow at the shelter. "The situation is particularly dire for our dogs." states Director of Operations, Marie-Claude Cadieux. "We will run out of cages by the end of the day if the number of adoptions doesn't increase.", she adds.

The CSPCA is calling on the public to come and adopt a cat or a dog today. "We have a great variety of cats and dogs at the moment including kittens and puppies, adults, mature animals, small dogs, pure breed cats and dogs so people who are looking to make a new addition to their family are very likely to find their ideal companion at our shelter." states Ms. Cadieux.

Adoption hours are 12 pm to 8 pm Monday through Friday and 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Temporary foster homes are also needed. People who wish to offer a temporary home to a cat or a dog can contact the Foster Family Program at 514-735-2711 ext. 2237.

About the SPCA The CSPCA was founded in 1869 making it the oldest humane society in Canada. Its mission is to protect animals against negligence, abuse and exploitation and to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves by ensuring their well-being. Raising public awareness and helping develop compassion for all living creatures is also part of its mandate. Every year, the CSPCA finds homes for over 10,000 animals, making it the shelter with the highest number of adoptions in Canada. To learn more, visit: www.spcamontreal.com

Contact Information

    Alanna Devine
    Acting Executive Director
    514-735-2711 ext. 2245