Did you know that every year, thousands of Quebecers are forced to part with their pet in order to move into a rental unit where animals are not allowed?
Did you know that according to a 2012 statistic by the Régie du logement, only three percent of landlords accept tenants with dogs?
Quebec is considered to be the worst province for animal protection. It’s unthinkable to allow outdated, abusive clauses to force so many avoidable pet abandonments that cause undue stress and hardship for the families they tear apart.
It needs to change! Like me, you can act at www.spca-mtlaction.com/keepingfamiliestogether/?g=ma&lang=en
As the city councillor responsible for animal protection, it disturbs me greatly that these measures exist. There are such buildings in Côte Saint-Luc. We have a similar problem with high rise condos, but in those cases we cannot intervene. I would like to reach out to those condo boards and sensitize them to the issue. So often I get calls from animal lovers eager to adopt, but held off because their board says no. I must ask the question- what harm does a cat that stays indoors all the time really do? Attitudes like this need to change.