Rushed to an overnight emergency clinic in the OHS ambulance after falling off a balcony, the diagnosis was grim: this two-year-old cat likely had internal injuries and a suspected pelvic bone fracture.

Captain Oats

We will never know how this sweet little kitten got so seriously hurt, but by the time he arrived at the Ottawa Humane Society for help, it was apparent from his plaintive cries that Captain Oats was suffering terribly.


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.

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.