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School’s Out!

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Though most days, I didn’t really mind school, I will admit that my favourite day was always the last day. On this, the last day of school this year, I have been thinking about how far the OHS has come in reaching children and youth in our schools and what it means.  Last year alone,… Read more »

The Difference Between Cats and Dogs

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It’s warm. The sun is shining. Summer is finally here. It’s the time for subjects no more weighty than the age-old debate: the difference between cats and dogs… “Dogs come when they’re called. Cats take a message and get back to you later.” Mary Bly “Cat’s motto: No matter what you’ve done wrong, always try to… Read more »

The Evidence is in: The Benefits of Taking Pets to Work

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OHS humane education staff with their pets. I’m sorry I left this article so late. Friday, June 24 is Take Your Pet to Work Day. If you aren’t as lucky as we are at the OHS, and are not yet able to take your pet to work, it may be a bit late to convince… Read more »

They Need a Special Place in Your Heart

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This month, get to know cats like Likos, the pet behind the special needs label. Our June adoption promotion is Behind the Label. It’s our play on Behind the Music from the cable music station VH1. It is all about finding homes for special needs cats. We hope that you will look beyond the term special… Read more »

A Tragic Death

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Harambe The world has been shocked and horrified by the shooting of Harambe, a 17-year-old silverback gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. If you haven’t yet heard the story, a four-year-old boy fell into the gorilla enclosure, and after some tense moments, with the gorilla dragging the boy around the compound and displaying behaviour that some… Read more »

More than Good Manners

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Obedience classes and training have many benefits. It’s been quite a few years since I have had a dog in my home life. At the OHS, I am lucky to meet a lot of dogs, but a dog of my own just hasn’t been compatible with my busy work and personal life. As demanding as… Read more »