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 semptember 2016
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Ottawa Humane Society

OHS Officer Rescues Bat From a Sticky Situation

beforeStuck on a glue strip mouse trap, a little bat would surely have died if the Good Samaritan who found him hadn’t called the Ottawa Humane Society for help.

The Rescue and Investigation Services officer who went to the scene to save the bat gently secured him in a wildlife box before bringing him to the shelter.

afterOnce at the OHS, a technician carefully oiled up the bat’s body to free him from his gluey enclosure then gave him a soapy bath to wash away all traces. The technician gave the thirsty bat some water through a syringe.

The little guy was dried off and left to rest in a quiet room until an OHS partner, Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, picked him up to continue his care.

Special Notice: The OHS is currently experiencing an interruption in its Rescue and Investigation Services department. RIS hours have been reduced to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from 7 to 1 a.m.

This change is due to a staffing shortage after the OSPCA stripped the OHS of its affiliate status over a voting rights dispute. The OHS and six other local humane societies in Ontario are going to court next month to restore our communities’ voice in animal welfare and to reinstate the OHS’s affiliate status. To read more about the issue, please click here.

In the meantime, the OHS is working with its partners to ensure no animals are left to suffer due to the reduced hours. Thanks to the Ottawa police, the Wild Bird Care Centre, Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and the City of Ottawa for their help during this difficult time.

We apologize sincerely and are working rapidly to restore full service to our community.

Politics and Animal Lives

The Ottawa Humane Society was founded in 1888. It was created to enforce our the new animal welfare legislation in the capital of our almost-new country. And ever since, it has been core to what the OHS does for our community and for its animals. Read more on the OHS blog. 

 Pet Loss Support Groups

plsgThe Ottawa Humane Society has partnered with the Pet Loss Support Group of Ottawa to offer on going grief counselling to our community. Coping with the loss of a pet is never easy and many people suffer when they lose a pet and find it hard to move forward alone in the grieving process.

Group meetings facilitated by a certified grief educator will held monthly at the OHS beginning Sept. 26. Grief educators provide information on a variety of subjects related to pet loss through guest lectures and informal discussions, working alongside participants to provide compassionate support and in-depth coping strategies for anyone dealing with the loss of a pet.

This program is available to our community free of charge. Participants are not required to bring anything but may wish to share photos of their pet and other memorial items. Light refreshments will be available.

For more information about this new program, or to register for an upcoming meeting, please contact the supervisor: programs by email at programs@ottawahumane.ca or by phone at 613-725-3166 ext. 298.

Buddy & Belle: Lewis


After being heartlessly dumped in the country with a life-threatening injury, Lewis needs your help to heal. Read his story.

Video: Yoshi


Yoshi (A190104) is a friendly and energetic boy who is looking for his purr-fect match. Watch Yoshi have some fun with his favourite toys here at the shelter. 

Science Diet Wiggle Waggle Walkathon and Escape Manor Run for the Animals


It’s not too late to register for our largest fundraiser of the year being held on September 11! The Science Diet Wiggle Waggle Walkathon and Escape Manor Run for the Animals promises to offer a little something for everyone including your favorite furry friends. Bouncy castles, face painting, agility courses, doggy pools, vendors, food and so much more! Join us by registering today for the walk or run.

All donations go towards supporting the 10,000 animals helped by the Ottawa Humane Society every year.


Stay up to date on OHS news with the OHS Android or iPhone app, created by Iversoft Solutions Inc. Thanks to Iversoft for their ongoing work on the OHS website.

Events Calendar
Sept. 11 Sept. 11 Sept. 11 Oct. 2  Nov. 19
Science Diet® Wiggle Waggle Walkathon and Escape manor Run for the Animals, Queen Juliana Park Microchip Clinic noon - 3 p.m.at the OHS Warm Hearts Raffle tickets go on sale at the Wiggle Waggle Walkathon and Run for the Animals Microchip Clinic
9 a.m. - noon
at the OHS
Ottawa Senators present Pet Adoption Night in support of OHS

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