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 june 2016
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After 53 Days at the  OHS, Boston Has Found His Happily-Ever-After

bostonWhen Boston was surrendered to the OHS in March there was still snow on the ground, but by the time he made it to his forever home, it was a sunny May afternoon.

How did Boston spend his nearly two month stay at the OHS? Like many animals that come into the shelter, a lot of work went in to finding Boston his forever home. While at the shelter Boston was treated for an ear infection and a dental exam revealed tartar and worn teeth. The vet also determined that Boston had allergies requiring medication and a hypoallergenic diet.

As noted in his history sheet from his previous owner, and observed by staff in the shelter, Boston was not fond of other dogs. To give him his best chance at finding his perfect forever home, OHS staff and volunteers worked hard to manage his aggression toward other dogs.

Canine enrichment volunteers took Boston on extra long walks, gave him plenty of off-leash play time and even took him to swimming lessons.

After seeing so many other canines find their new families, Boston finally got his turn on May 16. No matter how long it takes to find forever homes, animals like Boston have a place at the OHS.

Boston is just one of more than 10,000 animals the OHS will care for this year alone. Help the OHS care for the next abandoned animal like Boston.

Ottawa Humane Society Investigators Seek Tips After Kittens Found in Zip-tied Box in Dumpster
Ottawa Humane Society investigators are seeking tips to track down the person who tossed two kittens in a zip-tied box into a Kanata dumpster.

boxA contractor working at a nearby housing complex on Leacock Drive found them in a red plastic box on May 2 after he heard meowing coming from the dumpster. They’d likely been there since around April 30, investigators say.

He brought the kittens to the OHS for help.

“These kittens were very lucky someone heard their desperate cries for help,” said Bruce Roney, OHS executive director.

daisyBoth were mildly dehydrated and had eye and upper respiratory infections. The OHS vet treated them with fluids, antibiotics and eye ointment. Sadly, the male died from his upper respiratory infection.

His sister, named Daisy by OHS staff, recovered at the OHS before she was adopted on May 19.

“She’s a lively little girl who is incredibly sweet and cuddly. You’d never know how close she came to being carted off to a landfill somewhere in that sealed box to her certain death,” Roney said.

OHS Rescue and Investigation Services agents are seeking information on the person responsible for this crime. Please call 613-725-3166 ext. 224 with tips.
OHS Agents Have a Busy Summer Ahead
dog in carBeginning in late spring and lasting into the fall, OHS Rescue and Investigations Services agents are busy responding to calls of dogs left alone in hot cars.

Last year, the OHS received a 36 per cent increase in calls reporting dogs in hot cars, and four people were charged. This year is expected to be busy as well, with July historically being the busiest month.

When the thermometer soars, a parked car can quickly become a furnace, endangering an animal’s life, and making the owner liable to criminal charges. If you see an animal alone in a car with the owner nowhere in sight, call the OHS emergency line at 613-725-1532 or call the police.

Wear Your Support

The purchase of this $20 t-shirt can help double the number of spays/neuters we complete each year.

Buddy & Belle: Shadow

With his human companion gone and multiple required surgeries and medical treatments, a neglected Shadow really needs YOUR help! Read his story

Video: Charlie

Watch the playful and energetic Charlie (A188100) have some fun in the Adoption Centre while he waits for his new home. Watch the video.

Discover the cat Behind the Label

Go behind the “special needs” label in June and get to know cats like Mittens at the Ottawa Humane Society. This month, adopt a special needs cat and your new best friend’s initial vet visit is free — an $85 value!

The 2016 Garden Party is Almost Here!

There’s still time to purchase your 2016 Garden Party tickets and join us on June 26 at the Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park. Come and sample signature dishes prepared by Ottawa's top chefs, as well as enjoy fine wines, craft beer and be treated to appearances by special animal guests. Don’t miss out on the culinary event of the season and purchase your tickets today!  www.ottawahumane.ca/gardenparty

More Than 800 Kittens Will Need Your Help

They are cute, fluffy, precious little beings that melt our hearts and become extended members of our family. The thought of 800 kittens is almost too much cuteness for one to imagine — but that's how many we will likely see here at the OHS over the summer and early fall months.


Events Calendar
June 6 June 10 June 12 June 26  June 29  July 4
Sept. 11

Camp de Journées Pédagogiques à la S.P.A. (Programmation exclusivement en français)

PD Day
at the OHS

  Microchip Clinic noon - 3 p.m. at the OHS

OHS Garden Party, Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park

Animal Advocate Youth Program at the OHS

Summer Camp beigns at the OHS 

Science Diet® Wiggle Waggle Walkathon and Run for the Animals, Queen Juliana Park 

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