List of neighborhoods and municipalities the Berger Blanc serves.
An old fashion game
an old fashione pound!
An SPA Canada investigator went undercover at the animal pound. For six weeks, he worked as a maintenance worker at Berger Blanc. He cleaned the cages, fed the animals, and even attended two mass euthanizations. On many occasions, he witnessed terrible treatment of the cats and dogs in the care of the for-profit pound.
SPA Canada is asking the public to show its dissatisfaction by attending the upcoming demonstration and by asking the mayor of Montreal to end all of its contracts with Berger Blanc and to no longer hire for-profit companies to take care of stray and homeless animals. For more information, please see the poster for the demonstration.
Since there is no isolation room for this purpose, a high quantity of animals contract and die from this illness. These animals don't get any treatment except for a final solution : euthanasia!
80 to 200 animals are euthanized everyday.
When the investigator was present during euthinizations, there was no veterenarian present. The person in charge of euthanizing the animals was a maintenance worker, which is neither a veteranarian or an animal health care technician. The animals were killed via intracardial injections (through the heart), a practice that is seldom done. Ordinarily the injections are given intravenously, a method that is a lot less painful. Because of his lack of expertise, the person in charge of euthanizing the animals would miss his mark and would have to do the injection again, leaving the animals in pain for a long time, sometimes taking hours to die. It was observed that it had taken him up to 12 times of redoing the injection, which expert veterinarians and technicians at SPA Canada find inconceivable.
Many times, there was video proof showing that the animals would be the container for hours, still alive. A vehicle from the company RCI picks up the containers when they are full. The contents is then brought to a traditional garbage truck, and that truck in turns brings it to the dump. The bodies of the animals end up with everyday garbage.