QS wants to allow pets in all accommodations

QS wants to allow pets in all dwellings

Four months from July 1, Québec solidaire (QS) and the Montreal SPCA are concerned about the phenomenon of abandonment of animals during moves, due to the lack of accommodation that accepts them.

The political group hopes to table a bill by the end of the parliamentary session on June 9. The party says it draws inspiration from France and Ontario, which did so decades ago.

“Allowing people to keep their pets in their homes is a simple way to take some of the pressure off tenants as the housing crisis rages on”, justifies the MP for Sainte-Marie –Saint-Jacques Manon Massé, via press release.

It's hard enough to find affordable housing, it is even more so if you have a pet. So people have no choice but to abandon them in order to find housing. It is unacceptable that thousands of Quebecers have to make that choice when the solution is so simple.

Andrés Fontecilla, MNA for Laurier-Dorion

The abandonment of animals due to a move amounts to one per day in the metropolis, according to the Montreal SPCA, which speaks of a “scourge”.

Recalling that the bill entails no public expenditure, Manon Massé explains the benefits of pets on the mental health of their masters, particularly seniors.

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