"If our injunction is granted," Alanna Devine, advocacy director at the Montreal SPCA, tells The Dodo, "it would put the brakes on everything."
But, she admits, getting that injunction will be "a bit of an uphill battle."
The earliest the group could get a judge to hear the case for an injunction is Monday - the same day the ban takes effect. But if the judge sides with the SPCA, the new law will be suspended immediately.
In the meantime, the SPCA needs all the support it can get. If you think you can help transport or give homes to dogs outside of Quebec, get in touch with Tammie Benoit of the Montreal SPCA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Support rescues on the ground
The four volunteers who make up One Last Chance Animal Rescue Team (OLCART) saw the writing on the wall months ago. Since the specter of a ban reared its head in the city, the group has been organizing an exodus of pit bulls from Montreal to pit-bull-friendly parts of Canada - from Saskatchewan to the Maritimes.