In the territory covered by the Montreal SPCA, call 514-735-2711 ext. 2230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to report animal cruelty.
For all complaints outside of this territory, complaints can be made to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAPAQ) by phone 1-844-ANIMAUX [1-844-264-6289] or email: email@example.com.
Investigations & Enforcement
The nonprofit charity Montreal SPCA is responsible for animal protection in the Island of Montreal, Laval, and part of Montérégie, Lanaudière and the Laurentians.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) is responsible for animal protection in all other areas of Quebec.
Data supplied by the Montreal SPCA.
Alexandra Thibaudeau – Quebec Crown
Crown prosecutor at the Montreal Municipal Court.
Co-founded a project to create a team of dedicated animal prosecutors in Montreal and coordinates this initiative.
Has presented at the National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty.
Sophie Gaillard – Lawyer and Director of Animal Advocacy, Montreal SPCA
Lawyer for the Montreal SPCA’s Animal Advocacy and Investigations departments.
Supervises the animal protection officers and provides them with legal guidance.
Works with other prosecutors and law enforcement.
Frédérique Bouvier, Lawyer for the Investigations Division & for Animal Advocacy, Montreal SPCA
Works with other prosecutors and law enforcement officers providing them with legal guidance and has presented at the national animal welfare conference.
Human-Animal Wellbeing and Supports
La Dauphine is a human shelter specifically geared toward homeless youth that started allowing pets to stay at the shelter in 2016 with the understanding that supporting the human-animal bond is significant for recovery and future focus of these youth. Staff at the shelter also offer pet food, training tips, and spay and neuter clinics.
In a joint effort between the municipal and provincial government and local organizations, a floor of the Old Royal Victoria Hospital was converted to a shelter space that allows pets in 2019.