Poor Hunter! This five-month-old lab/husky mix broke his leg after getting it caught in a couch armrest. Ouch! When he arrived at the Ottawa Humane Society he could not put any weight on his left hind leg.


Surrendered to the Ottawa Humane Society due to medical problems, it was evident Bosco was in pain when he arrived in our veterinary clinic.


Life for a homeless animal on the streets can take a turn for the worse in an instant. That’s what happened to Lumi, a sweet tabby kitten left horrifically injured after being hit by a car. By the time she was found in the frigid weather huddling in a car engine for warmth, she had been suffering far too long with a badly broken leg and festering infection.


Rushed to the Ottawa Humane Society by ambulance, it was evident that Penny was in a lot of pain when she arrived in our veterinary clinic. She was not putting any weight on her twisted front left leg. The vet diagnosed it as a humorous fracture — but it wasn't funny.


It only takes one moment to change a life — for the better or the worse. Whereas one unlucky moment left this sweet homeless kitten horribly injured, you can turn that around now by taking just a moment to give Lilly her second chance.


Ramsey, rushed to the OHS after being hit by a car, arrived limping from his pain. He suffered a horrific eye injury, was gasping for breath and his jaw left hanging open.


Something went wrong after Kimmy gave birth to five kittens (one stillborn). Her health quickly took a turn for the worse and she needed immediate medical intervention...


Surrendered by her owner, this senior bichon frisee initially presented with horrific bite wounds on her neck. She needed immediate medical attention, so she become yet another temporary resident in Critical Care.

In a quiet corner of the Ottawa Humane Society, in a glass-walled room just off the veterinary clinic, sits the critical care unit. This is the room where miracles are performed and prayed for. Here arrive the worst injured and most neglected creatures: from a cat hit by a car to a dog nearly beaten to death by a heartless owner. This is where they receive medical treatment, tender care, and hope.

Critical Care is like the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a hospital. The lights are lowered, the quiet beep of an IV drip can be heard, and staff talk in whispers. Here reside the animals of our Buddy & Belle Medical Emergency fund: these are animals who need to be monitored by veterinary technicians (nurses) and veterinarians. Almost all are on medications: pain control, antibiotics, and sedatives. Their lives hang in balance: donors like you make the diligent care and medical intervention they desperately need possible.

You can be their hope for a second chance at life.

Above you can learn about some of the Buddy & Belle Medical Emergency animals and grant their second chance with your gift today.