In order to provide a pleasant and safe living environment for stray animals and to keep as many of these animals as possible alive, a municipal animal service center (Centre de services animaliers municipal - CSAM) will be built by the city over the next few years and will be accessible to all Montrealers.
The center will be located in the area where the demand for these services is highest, and where the number of pets (directly proportional to the number of households) is highest.
The CSAM will be located in Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension borough on city property, and will provide shelter for stray animals, help locate their respective owners, provide veterinary care, promote awareness, and contribute to the application of the related by-laws. Unclaimed animals will be put up for adoption following examination, appropriate healthcare, vaccination, sterilization and microchip insertion. The center will have a capacity of 12,000 dogs and cats, as well as other types of animals.
The building is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, and will be open to the public by 2020.
Animal shelters take in stray or abandoned animals in Montréal’s boroughs. You should contact them if you lose your pet. Some shelters put unclaimed pets up for adoption.