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The Montreal SPCA Started A Petition To Have More Landlords Allow Pets In Their Buildings

The SPCA also provided tips for finding rentals that allow animals.
The Montreal SPCA Started A Petition To Have More Landlords Allow Pets In Their Buildings
  • The Montreal SPCA has started a petition calling on more landlords to show open-mindedness when it comes to accepting renters with animals.
  • Its goal is to reach 25,000 signatures.
  • Find out how you can help below!

Owning a pet in Montreal, unfortunately, comes with a wide set of challenges, especially when it comes to finding a property to rent. Knowing this, the Montreal SPCA started a petition with the name "Call To Landlords: It's Time To Rent To Families With Animals." As our city's famous moving day, July 1, rapidly approaches, the SPCA is calling on more landlords to accept renters with pets into their buildings.

Élise Desaulniers, the Executive Director of the Montreal SPCA, reminds people that "refusing to rent to families with an animal often imposes a heart-wrenching decision: abandoning their companion."

Shelters are currently operating with reduced services and staff due to the unexpected turn of events the world has laid on us.

Without the help of landlords, shelters will be flooded with abandoned animals once moving day rolls around, which is why the petition is addressed to the Corporation des propriétaires immobiliers du Québec (CORPIQ) and its members.

The SPCA is asking anyone who believes in this cause to sign its petition asking landlords in Montreal to be more understanding when it comes to accepting renters with pets.

So far, the petition has received over 11,670 online signatures, with a goal of 25,000.

"We are writing to you, in this time of crisis, as Quebecers concerned about human rights and animal welfare. We ask you to show openness and compassion by renting to families with animals," the beginning of the petition reads.

The reality is if landlords refuse to let animals in their buildings, where will they go?

"A new disaster will soon be upon us if landlords do not heed this call," the SPCA states.

The SPCA's website says that "with the current vacancy rate of 1.8% in Quebec, tenants are facing a scarcity of rentals in addition to lost income and stress caused by the pandemic."

And, of course, this shortage affects people with animals looking to rent even harder, which is something to be mindful of.

If ever you'd like to help the SPCA during this difficult time, you can make a donation here.

READ ALSO:The Montreal SPCA Is Taking Steps To Protect Animals During The COVID-19 Outbreak

If your beliefs are in line with those of the SPCA's, you can sign its petition here.

The SPCA has also provided tips for finding somewhere to rent that will allow pets, which you can see below.

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We hope you and your animals are staying safe during this time.

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