Media Releases

Found A Baby Animal? Check With The Experts For How To Help

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May 18, 2017 – Stumbling upon a baby animal that needs help usually brings out the maternal instincts in all of us. But spotting a baby animal by himself doesn’t necessarily mean he’s an orphan.

Many wildlife parents leave their young alone during the day, sometimes for long periods. The mother is usually nearby and quite conscious of her young. Also, keep in mind that despite their small size, many young animals are actually independent enough to fend for themselves.

Wildlife rehab centres in Ottawa are filling up with animals that wouldn’t have needed the service had they been left alone. So how can you tell if an animal needs your help or should be left alone? Please call the Ottawa Humane Society at 613-725-3166, ext. 221, or visit www.ottawahumane.ca/juvenile-or-baby-wildlife/ for information on what to do if you find a baby animal. You may also call the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary at 613-258-9480 for help.

A Word About the Ottawa Humane Society:

The Ottawa Humane Society is a registered charity founded in 1888. The society works in and with the community to provide leadership in the humane treatment of all animals, to address the causes of animal suffering, to encourage people to take responsibility for their animal companions, and to provide care for animals who are neglected, abused, exploited, stray, or homeless.

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For media enquiries, contact:
Natalie Pona, Manager: Communications
Ottawa Humane Society
613-725-3166, ext. 261
www.ottawahumane.ca

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OTTAWA HUMANE SOCIETY TO HOLD MICROCHIP CLINIC SUNDAY, MAY 7

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May 2, 2017 – If your pet goes missing, what are the chances it will find its way home? The Ottawa Humane Society is urging pet owners to take precautions to ensure that if their dog or cat becomes lost, it has the best possible chance of a safe return — by implanting a grain-sized microchip offering permanent, life-long identification.

The OHS is holding its fifth microchip clinic of 2017 on Sunday, May 7 at its 245 West Hunt Club Rd. shelter.

The clinic takes place as follows:

When: Sunday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Cost: $50 for the first pet, $25 for each additional pet.

Please note: Pets brought in for a microchip should be in a carrier or on a leash. Owners are asked to bring vaccination records and one piece of ID, such as a driver’s licence.

Where: Hosted by the Ottawa Humane Society at 245 West Hunt Club Rd., between Prince of Wales Drive and Merivale Road.

Book your appointment today! Call 613-725-3166, ext. 221, or email microchip@ottawahumane.ca.

All proceeds benefit the animals at the OHS.

For more information, visit www.ottawahumane.ca. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Shelley Hutchings.

A Word About the Ottawa Humane Society:

The Ottawa Humane Society is a registered charity founded in 1888. The society works in and with the community to provide leadership in the humane treatment of all animals, to address the causes of animal suffering, to encourage people to take responsibility for their animal companions, and to provide care for animals who are neglected, abused, exploited, stray, or homeless.

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For media enquiries, contact:
Natalie Pona, Manager: Communications
Ottawa Humane Society
613-725-3166, ext. 261
www.ottawahumane.ca

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Celebrate A Hoppy Easter With the Animals This Sunday at the Ottawa Humane Society!

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April 6, 2017 – There are no egg-scuses this year for missing A Hoppy Easter at the Ottawa Humane Society!

Hip hop your way to the OHS for some free family fun on Sunday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Easter-themed activities and treats will include:

  • Egg races
  • Easter Bunny visits
  •  Scavenger hunt
  • OHS Auxiliary and Critter Crafters craft and bake sale
  • Easter-themed crafts and activities

For more information, please visit www.ottawahumane.ca/events/hoppy-easter-family-event/

A Word About the Ottawa Humane Society:

The Ottawa Humane Society is a registered charity founded in 1888. The society works in and with the community to provide leadership in the humane treatment of all animals, to address the causes of animal suffering, to encourage people to take responsibility for their animal companions, and to provide care for animals who are neglected, abused, exploited, stray, or homeless.

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For media enquiries, contact:
Natalie Pona, Manager: Communications
Ottawa Humane Society
613-725-3166, ext. 261
www.ottawahumane.ca

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Ottawa Humane Society to Hold Microchip Clinic Sunday, April 9

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April 5, 2017 – If your pet goes missing, what are the chances it will find its way home? The Ottawa Humane Society is urging pet owners to take precautions to ensure that if their dog or cat becomes lost, it has the best possible chance of a safe return — by implanting a grain-sized microchip offering permanent, life-long identification.

The OHS is holding its fourth microchip clinic of 2017 on Sunday, April 9 at its 245 West Hunt Club Rd. shelter.

The clinic takes place as follows:

When: Sunday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Cost: $50 for the first pet, $25 for each additional pet.

Please note: Pets brought in for a microchip should be in a carrier or on a leash. Owners are asked to bring vaccination records and one piece of ID, such as a driver’s licence.

Where: Hosted by the Ottawa Humane Society at 245 West Hunt Club Rd., between Prince of Wales Drive and Merivale Road.

Book your appointment today! Call 613-725-3166, ext. 221, or email microchip@ottawahumane.ca.

All proceeds benefit the animals at the OHS.

For more information, visit www.ottawahumane.ca. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Shelley Hutchings.

A Word About the Ottawa Humane Society:

The Ottawa Humane Society is a registered charity founded in 1888. The society works in and with the community to provide leadership in the humane treatment of all animals, to address the causes of animal suffering, to encourage people to take responsibility for their animal companions, and to provide care for animals who are neglected, abused, exploited, stray, or homeless.

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For media enquiries, contact:
Natalie Pona, Manager: Communications
Ottawa Humane Society
613-725-3166, ext. 261
www.ottawahumane.ca

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Be on the Lookout for Lost, Scared Pets After Fire at Baseline and Merivale Row Houses: Ottawa Humane Society

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March 13, 2017 – The Ottawa Humane Society is asking people to be on the lookout for lost, scared pets after a fire tore through a row-house complex Sunday afternoon near Baseline and Merivale Roads.

Two displaced tenants have already contacted the OHS for help finding four missing cats, filling out reports in an effort to be reunited with their pets. Staff are anticipating many more such reports, said Sarah Oswald, OHS manager of admissions and rehoming.

“If you find a stray animal in that neighbourhood, please bring the animal to the OHS at 245 West Hunt Club Rd. We have families out there who have been doubly devastated, first losing everything in a fire and now missing a beloved pet,” Oswald said.

Lost pets will have safe and warm shelter at the OHS until they’re reunited with their families, she said.

“And, if you’re missing your pet, please contact us to report it,” Oswald said.

To report a lost or found pet, please call 613-725-9998 or visit www.ottawahumane.ca/services/lost-and-found to make a report anytime.

Please visit the OHS website at www.ottawahumane.ca for directions and business hours.

A Word About the Ottawa Humane Society:

The Ottawa Humane Society is a registered charity founded in 1888. The society works in and with the community to provide leadership in the humane treatment of all animals, to address the causes of animal suffering, to encourage people to take responsibility for their animal companions, and to provide care for animals who are neglected, abused, exploited, stray, or homeless.

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For media enquiries, contact:
Natalie Pona, Manager: Communications
Ottawa Humane Society
613-725-3166, ext. 261
www.ottawahumane.ca

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Ottawa Humane Society to Hold Microchip Clinic Sunday, March 12

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March 7, 2017 – If your pet goes missing, what are the chances it will find its way home? The Ottawa Humane Society is urging pet owners to take precautions to ensure that if their dog or cat becomes lost, it has the best possible chance of a safe return — by implanting a grain-sized microchip offering permanent, life-long identification.

The OHS is holding its third microchip clinic of 2017 on Sunday, March 12 at its 245 West Hunt Club Rd. shelter.

The clinic takes place as follows:

When: Sunday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Cost: $50 for the first pet, $25 for each additional pet.

Please note: Pets brought in for a microchip should be in a carrier or on a leash. Owners are asked to bring vaccination records and one piece of ID, such as a driver’s licence.

Where: Hosted by the Ottawa Humane Society at 245 West Hunt Club Rd., between Prince of Wales Drive and Merivale Road.

Book your appointment today! Call 613-725-3166, ext. 221, or email microchip@ottawahumane.ca.

All proceeds benefit the animals at the OHS.

For more information, visit www.ottawahumane.ca. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Shelley Hutchings.

A Word About the Ottawa Humane Society:

The Ottawa Humane Society is a registered charity founded in 1888. The society works in and with the community to provide leadership in the humane treatment of all animals, to address the causes of animal suffering, to encourage people to take responsibility for their animal companions, and to provide care for animals who are neglected, abused, exploited, stray, or homeless.

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For media enquiries, contact:
Natalie Pona, Manager: Communications
Ottawa Humane Society
613-725-3166, ext. 261
www.ottawahumane.ca

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Ottawa Humane Society to Hold Microchip Clinic Sunday, Feb. 12

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Feb. 7, 2017 – If your pet goes missing, what are the chances it will find its way home? The Ottawa Humane Society is urging pet owners to take precautions to ensure that if their dog or cat becomes lost, it has the best possible chance of a safe return — by implanting a grain-sized microchip offering permanent, life-long identification.

The OHS is holding its second microchip clinic of 2017 on Sunday, Feb. 12 at its 245 West Hunt Club Rd. shelter.

The clinic takes place as follows:

When: Sunday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Cost: $50 for the first pet, $25 for each additional pet.

Please note: Pets brought in for a microchip should be in a carrier or on a leash. Owners are asked to bring vaccination records and one piece of ID, such as a driver’s licence.

Where: Hosted by the Ottawa Humane Society at 245 West Hunt Club Rd., between Prince of Wales Drive and Merivale Road.

Book your appointment today! Call 613-725-3166, ext. 221, or email microchip@ottawahumane.ca.

All proceeds benefit the animals at the OHS.

For more information, visit www.ottawahumane.ca. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Shelley Hutchings.

A Word About the Ottawa Humane Society:

The Ottawa Humane Society is a registered charity founded in 1888. The society works in and with the community to provide leadership in the humane treatment of all animals, to address the causes of animal suffering, to encourage people to take responsibility for their animal companions, and to provide care for animals who are neglected, abused, exploited, stray, or homeless.

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For media enquiries, contact:
Natalie Pona, Manager: Communications
Ottawa Humane Society
613-725-3166, ext. 261
www.ottawahumane.ca

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Protect Pets From Dangerously Cold Temperatures Forecast to Hit Ottawa Tonight

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Jan. 13, 2017 – The extreme cold forecast for the city tonight means pets left outside too long risk frostbite and even death without shelter from the frigid weather.

Ottawa Public Health has issued a frostbite advisory for tonight into tomorrow morning as temperatures are expected to hit as low as -25 C with the wind chill. Cold weather can be as dangerous for animals as it is people.

Pet owners can protect their animals from the cold by taking a few precautions:

  • Cats should live indoors year-round and never be allowed to roam in the cold.
  • Limit the time your dog spends outside. Take your dog for shorter, more frequent walks.
  • Consider a sweater or coat for your dog.
  • Be sure to wipe your dog’s paws after returning from a walk to remove salt, sand and other chemicals designed to melt ice and snow.
  • Dogs that live outside are required by law to have an insulated doghouse built from weather-proof material, facing away from prevailing winds. The shelter must be elevated from the ground with a door flap and bedding.
  • Keep an eye on outdoor water bowls. Make sure your pet’s water hasn’t frozen in the cold.
  • Don’t leave your pet in a cold car for a long period of time.
  • Be mindful of animals that may have crawled under your car to keep warm. Bang on the hood a couple times to scare away cats and wildlife.

If you see an animal in distress, please call the OHS emergency line at 613-725-1532.

A Word About the Ottawa Humane Society:

The Ottawa Humane Society is a registered charity founded in 1888. The society works in and with the community to provide leadership in the humane treatment of all animals, to address the causes of animal suffering, to encourage people to take responsibility for their animal companions, and to provide care for animals who are neglected, abused, exploited, stray, or homeless.

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For media enquiries, contact:
Natalie Pona, Manager: Communications
Ottawa Humane Society
613-725-3166, ext. 261
www.ottawahumane.ca

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Ottawa Humane Society to Hold Microchip Clinic Sunday, Jan. 8

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Jan. 3, 2017 – If your pet goes missing, what are the chances it will find its way home? The Ottawa Humane Society is urging pet owners to take precautions to ensure that if their dog or cat becomes lost, it has the best possible chance of a safe return — by implanting a grain-sized microchip offering permanent, life-long identification.

The OHS is holding its first microchip clinic of 2017 on Sunday, Jan. 8 at its 245 West Hunt Club Rd. shelter.

The clinic takes place as follows:

When: Sunday, Jan. 8, from noon to 3 p.m.

Cost: $50 for the first pet, $25 for each additional pet.

Please note: Pets brought in for a microchip should be in a carrier or on a leash. Owners are asked to bring vaccination records and one piece of ID, such as a driver’s licence.

Where: Ottawa Humane Society, 245 West Hunt Club Rd., between Prince of Wales Drive and Merivale Road.

Book your appointment today! Call 613-725-3166, ext. 221, or email microchip@ottawahumane.ca.

All proceeds benefit the animals at the OHS.

For more information, visit www.ottawahumane.ca.

A Word About the Ottawa Humane Society:

The Ottawa Humane Society is a registered charity founded in 1888. The society works in and with the community to provide leadership in the humane treatment of all animals, to address the causes of animal suffering, to encourage people to take responsibility for their animal companions, and to provide care for animals who are neglected, abused, exploited, stray, or homeless.

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For media enquiries, contact:
Natalie Pona, Manager: Communications
Ottawa Humane Society
613-725-3166, ext. 261
www.ottawahumane.ca

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