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 april 2016
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Ottawa Humane Society

Adopted! Patches the Nearly Frozen Pup Gets Her Happily Ever After

patchesAfter she was found abandoned and near death on a snowmobile trail last month, Patches the puppy has recovered from her ordeal and has been adopted!

Named Patches by OHS staff, the two-month-old Jack Russell mix had a body temperature so dangerously low when she was found that most animals wouldn’t survive it, said Dr. Tara Betnaza, OHS veterinarian.

“She was found just in time. She likely would have died if she spent any more time out there. Her condition was very serious,” Betnaza said.

The Good Samaritan rushed her to a nearby vet clinic to be stabilized. Vets there covered her with special warming blankets and gave her IV fluids with dextrose to bring up her blood sugar to safe levels. OHS Rescue and Investigation Services agents brought her to the shelter’s critical care unit to continue her treatment.

After getting the care she needed at the OHS, Patches was well enough to go to the Adoption Centre last Saturday. And that very day, she went to her new home!

There are more than 1,500 animals just like Patches that will be rescued by the OHS this year alone. Please help the next animal in need.

Bruce's Blog: Pet Shops and Animals for Sale, Time for a Change

city committeeOn March 21, the City's Community and Protective Services Committee heard public delegations regarding the commercial sourcing of puppies and kittens in Ottawa pet stores. Attendance at committee was outstanding: there were too many people in attendance to fit into the committee room and a total of 32 delegations were heard from. I was there, joining with the majority of speakers who said that the staff recommendations did not address the genuine concerns about where the animals were coming from. I argued against the grandfathering of the three remaining stores selling non-rescue animals, and pointed to serious flaws in the inspection requirements proposed. Read more about the issue here.

Buddy & Belle: Dublin

In tremendous pain, X-rays confirmed Dublin's shocking secret!  He needs you and your friends for his second chance. Please support Dublin's medical emergency fund.

April is Prevent Cruelty to Animals Month

Last year, OHS agents conducted 10 per cent more investigations than they did the year before, meaning more people are reporting cruelty or there are more animals being abused, abandoned and neglected.

Help stop animal cruelty by reporting it to the OHS. Call 613-725-3166 ext. 224 to speak with Rescue and Investigation Services agents.

If you know of an animal whose life is in immediate danger, please call the OHS emergency number at 613-725-1532.

Last Chance for FurBall Tickets! 

Time is running out to purchase tickets to the 12th annual FurBall Gala. Bring out your inner Cinderella or Prince Charming and join us for Once Upon a Time, an evening of extraordinary cuisine, auctions, entertainment, dancing and a special appearance by OHS Brightening Lives animals, all in support of the animals in the care of the OHS. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.ottawahumane.ca/furball
April 10-16 is National Volunteer Week

Events Calendar
April 9 April 15 May 28 - 29 June 6  June 10  June 26  June 29

FurBall Gala
Trillium Ballroom of the Shaw Centre

PD Day
at the OHS

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

PD Day Camp at the OHS (Exclusive French Programming)

PD Day
at the OHS

OHS Garden Party, Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park

Animal Advocate Youth Program at the OHS

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