On the 26th of September, the City of Montreal voted on a breed specific law (BSL) and majority of votes have won this battle.
The new law will be taking full effect in the days, weeks to follow. This is terrible news, we are all extremely saddened & disappointed at this unjust and discriminatory decision that has been taken by our province.
This means a death sentence for thousands of innocent dogs on the island of Montreal, any Staffordshire Terrier, or any mixed breed is in great danger right now.
The Pound Paws team is offering immediate assistance to help save as many viable lives as we possibly can. We will put as much effort needed to this present cause that we hold very close to heart.
To do so, we will greatly require the support from out of province reputable shelters and Rescue organizations.
If any Rescue would like to offer their assistance to our organization, Please do not hesitate to contact us by email at Poundpaws@hotmail.fr
If you are not a Rescue, How can YOU help?
Many would like to lend a hand during this very difficult time, and there are many ways to do so…
Transportation: This is one very crucial part of Rescuing animals & we can never have enough volunteers, the more the merrier!!
If you would like to provide transport for some of these sweet babies, we urge you to join these 2 transport groups on Facebook.
If you live in a municipality that still allows bully breeds for the moment, we will require temporary foster homes. If you would like to help out by fostering a bully in need, please contact us at Poundpaws@hotmail.fr for more details and for further screening.
Some dogs may have to be flown out of the province in order to be saved and we will do what is necessary, there are no limits or boundaries to Rescue. Air Travel can get very expensive, but it is totally worth it.
If you are flying out to another province, or travelling by train in Canada and are interested in bringing along a companion to their respective rescue at no cost to you, please contact us via email Poundpaws@hotmail.fr.
If there any truckers out there who are traveling to the east or west coast of Canada, we are greatly considering this option aswell!
If you would like to collaborate by sponsoring a dog and making a donation towards our organization for any future travel / boarding costs, any amount is greatly appreciated. You can do so by sending your donation via email-transfer or PayPal at Poundpaws@hotmail.fr (password BSL)
If we can all work together, we CAN Make a difference!!!
Thank you all for your continued support♡♡♡
Pound Paws Team
Danya Graziani, Sabine McConnell, Karen Hillsdon & Sylvie Charlebois.