April 2016 Community Kudos
Thank you to the individuals, companies, groups and associations who have organized a community event or activity to raise money for Ottawa’s animals.
Whether big or small, private or public, the effort and passion that you put into each and every event is appreciated and has a positive impact on the lives of the animals we care for.
April Cool Kids & Community Kudos
Clare B. held her birthday party at the Ottawa Humane Society and celebrated by asking for donations to the animals in lieu of gifts for herself. This generous young lady donated treats and toys for all the animals at the shelter and even some birdseed and shavings, too! Everyone at the OHS wishes you a very special birthday, Clare!
Miia L. celebrated her 11th birthday in early April and wanted to make sure she shared it with some very special friends of hers – the animals in the care of the Ottawa Humane Society! This amazing young lady donated toys, treats and $200 in cash donations! WOW! From all of the animals at the shelter we want to wish you a very special birthday, Miia!
Artists and story tellers Lexia, Carter, Emelie and Celeste , along with a few friends not shown here, recently collaborated with the City of Ottawa to produce an incredible illustrated book called Myths Galore. These amazing young artists sold the books and donated the funds raised to the Ottawa Humane Society. Way to go, team! From everyone at the OHS we say “Thank You!” for your hard work!
Myra S. held a bake sale in March to help raise much needed funds for the animals in the care of the Ottawa Humane Society. Miss Myra worked hard to sell her yummy treats and raised a HUGE $144.40 in support of the Ottawa Humane Society! A big thanks also goes out to ServiceMaster of Ottawa who helped Myra make her bake sale a success by donating $50 to help the animals. That’s one sweet way to help, Myra!
Miss Eva A. turned eight in March and decided she wanted to celebrate her birthday with more than 10,000 new, furry friends! How, do you ask? Well by asking for donations to support Ottawa’s animals in lieu of birthday presents for herself, Eva is helping to support the more than 10,000 animals the Ottawa Humane Society sees through its doors each year! Eva’s generosity makes her a new instant BFF to all the animals who come through the shelter doors. From all of the animals, staff and volunteers we want to wish you a very happy eighth birthday Eva!
Rebecca A. just celebrated a very special 11th birthday! This young lady chose to ask for donations in support of the Ottawa Humane Society in lieu of presents for herself. She raised a massive $200 for Ottawa’s animals – WOW! Even Rebecca’s friends and family donated on her behalf! A special girl like Rebecca making a special birthday request to help Ottawa’s animals means that her birthday will help Ottawa’s animals all year long. From everyone at the OHS – furry and human – we say “Happy Birthday!” and send our warmest thanks!
Miss Katy B. wanted to help Ottawa’s animals so this deliciously sweet young lady held a cupcake party for her friends and family. She stirred, sifted and baked her heart out and sold her yummy treats for all to eat – raising a HUGE $50 for the animals in the care of the Ottawa Humane Society. We think Katy is as sweet as pie… if not sweeter! From all the animals , staff and volunteers we say “Thank You!” Katy for your generous donation.
Mary M. knows how to throw a wild party – this young lady turned eight and celebrated with an animal-themed birthday party. But she didn’t just stop at the decorations and cake… Mary also made the gifts animal-themed when she asked her guests to donate to the OHS in lieu of bringing her birthday presents. She raised a big $90 for Ottawa’s animals! Our biggest thanks and happy birthdays go out to this amazing party animal!
Eva K. wanted to make sure that all of Ottawa’s animals have a safe place to go, a warm bed to sleep in, a hearty meal to eat, and a friend to keep them company until they’re able to find their own forever home so she generously donated $45 to the Ottawa Humane Society. Thank you Eva!
Emily C. turned 12 years-old in March and wanted to celebrate in a very special way. This amazing young lady held a birthday party but instead of unwrapping gifts for herself, she asked her guests to bring donations to the animals in the care of the Ottawa Humane Society instead! This amazing young lady raised an enormous $60 for the animals! From all the animals, staff and volunteers are the Ottawa Humane Society we say “Thank You” and “Happy Birthday” Emily!
Kole celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in March and showed his friends and family the kind of generous man he is – by asking for donations to the animals in the care of the Ottawa Humane Society in lieu of presents for himself. What an incredible way to mark your entry into adulthood, Kole! From the entire animals and staff we want to congratulate you on your Bar Mitzvah and say thank you for your donation!
Bayview Animal Hospital
As part of their ongoing fundraising efforts for the animals in the care of the Ottawa Humane Society, the Bayview Animal Hospital recently donated $21.10 This donation is part of ongoing annual fundraising efforts put on by Bayview Animal Hospital. From the entire OHS staff and all its residents we want to extend a big thank you to Bayview Animal Hospital for its generosity!
Mr. Kyle O., seen here with Jerry the Gerbil, sure knows how to celebrate a birthday! This young man has asked for donation to the Ottawa Humane Society in lieu of birthday presents for himself two years in a row — AMAZING! Kyle brought in food, litter, bedding , hay and more for Ottawa’s animals and as you can see from his picture he also brought his infectious smile. From all of the staff, volunteers and especially our furry residents, we want to say “THANK YOU!” Kyle and we wish you a very happy birthday!
Community Event Resources
Want more information on running an event and have it listed on our calendar? Contact our events representative at 613-725-3166 ext. 238 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events we cannot support
- door to door canvassing
- selling coupon books or cards on your behalf
- events that require OHS financing
- events with a high risk of injury
How to Help
Gift by phone and tax receipts: Please call 613-725-3166 ext. 252 or send an email.