SPCA pleased with city's announcement of a new animal control centre
At least one animal rights activist is praising news that the city of Montreal will have a brand new $23 million animal service centre up and running by 2014.
The announcement came yesterday amid a year's worth of stories about severe animal abuse at the Berger Blanc, the north-end centre that some of the city's boroughs had been dealing with.
Alanna Devine with the SPCA told CJAD's Ric Peterson earlier today it's a step in the right direction.
"To hear the city of Montreal finally talking about responsible animal services, a city-run, non-profit animal service centre that's going to focus on overpopulation, animal welfare, and making sure that owners are responsible, for us it's certainly a step in the right direction," Devine says.