City of Beaconsfield

City of Beaconsfield

June 21, 2016 12:16 ET

Signing of a Cooperation Agreement Between the City of Beaconsfield and the Humane Society International-Canada

BEACONSFIELD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - The City of Beaconsfield is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Humane Society International-Canada concerning organization of emergency shelters at the time of a natural disaster to care for affected companion animals.

To comply with hygiene and safety regulations, pets are not allowed in City evacuation shelters. To solve this problem, the City of Beaconsfield has partnered with Humane Society International-Canada, a national animal protection organization with expertise in natural disaster preparedness and response for companion animals displaced by hurricanes, tornados, flooding, earthquakes and other destructive acts of God. In the eventuality of a natural disaster, HSI-Canada is committed to setting up and running safe emergency shelters to care for affected animals.

"In line with our commitment to being a leader in issues of animal welfare, Beaconsfield is proud to provide emergency shelter service for pets in distress during a natural disaster. This project should reassure our residents that a permanent and ethical solution has been found to rescue their animals in times of need. We are happy to work with the Humane Society International-Canada and take advantage of their expertise in the field," declared Mayor Georges Bourelle.

Contact Information

  • Mayor's office
    514 428-4410