SPCA Montreal

5215 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest, Montreal, QC H4P 1X4

A history of compassion

Founded in Montreal in 1869, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (now known simply as the Montreal SPCA) was the first animal-welfare organization in Canada. It is not known under whose influence the society was formed, but its history acknowledges assistance from animal-welfare societies in France, England and the United States.