Last year alone, Montreal SPCA’s Investigations and Inspections Department received over 10,000 complaints and reports of animal abuse and neglect, and inspected 18,213 animals, all species combined. Our amazing team of inspectors works tirelessly to rescue animals from often imaginable pain and suffering. From cats and dogs, to exotic birds, to cows, horses, sheep and many, many others; our team is always ready to rescue animals in need.
Improving animals’ lives through our advocacy work
Led by my colleague Me Sophie Gaillard and myself, we focus primarily on improving the protection of animals on a municipal, provincial and federal level as well as leading awareness campaigns on important animal issues. We work on issues related to companion animals, such as permanently chained dogs, but also focus allot of our work on animals that we rarely see, but who badly need our help such as animals raised and killed for fur. The Montreal SPCA was also proud to play an integral role in the adoption of Bill 54, An Act to Improve the legal situation of Animals, which explicitly recognizes animals as sentient beings and which led to the creation of a new piece of legislation protecting animals in Quebec.
Me Alanna Devine B.A., B.C.L., LL.B.- Director of Animal Advocacy
Me Alanna Devine is a member of the Quebec and Ontario bar. She has worked at the Montreal SPCA for over nine years. Before the SPCA, Alanna clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada and obtained degrees in civil and common law from the McGill University Faculty of Law after completing a bachelor’s degree in Criminology. As Director of Animal Advocacy, she oversees the Investigations and Inspections Department, the Advocacy Department and works primarily on improving the protection of animals on a municipal, provincial and federal level as well as leading awareness campaigns on important animal issues. Alanna is also an avid vegan baker and has adopted a blind dog from the SPCA. (© Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals)