The people and animals of Lac-Megantic are in need of a helping hand


In Lac-Megantic the animal controller is l’Escouade FBI managed by Francoise Belle-Isle. The Eastern Townships SPA (SPA de l’Estrie) is assisting her in providing a helping hand to the citizens and animals of Lac-Megantic.


On Friday night a ghost train derailed and crashed in a small town of Quebec called Lac-Megantic carrying 75 cars of crude oil, the flaming inferno lasted 4 days.

The evacuees have been set up at the Polyvalente Montignac high school with their pets. Stray dogs can be found in the basement of the makeshift e-shelter.

Humans are still missing but many of the household pets are also missing, some were found running around town, others not so lucky.

Finding the owner when a dog or cat is found is not always an easy task, however for the animal controllers of Lac-Megantic, such task just became twice as hard.

man was saved by his dog while a woman lost her dog and everything she owned.


The SPA on Saturday opened up a makeshift booth located at the Mazda dealer on Laval street, they are accompanying people within the security zone to recover pets that were left behind.

Dr. Lois Saucke of the Clinique Vétérinaire du Vieux Village (in Sherbrooke) drove down on Saturday to help out Dr. Marie Lavoie of the local vet clinic with treating the rising number of injured animals. The oil spill into the lake has left many ducks covered in oil.

2013-07-07 23.50.00Sunday night Sophie’s Dog Adoption drove down from Montreal to Lac-Megantic dropping off some dog food for the e-shelter.

On Tuesday the SPA was now asking for the public’s help.

To send a donation to the Eastern Townships SPA, individuals can choose among the following options:

1. Cash donations and donations by cheque or credit card directly at the shelter of the Eastern Townships SPA

(1139 Queen-Victoria Blvd. in Sherbrooke), between 10:00 AM and 5 00 PM, Monday through Saturday.

Cheques must be addressed to the Société protectrice des animaux de l’Estrie.

2. Credit card donation by phone, at 819- 821-4727, ext. 112, between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

3. Online donation via CanaDons.

© 2013, Montreal Dog News

Rick Cognyl Fournier

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