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 November 2016
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Ottawa Humane Society

Update on OHS Investigations

You may have read that a judge reinstated the affiliate status of the Ottawa Humane Society on Oct. 17. Among his comments, Justice Ray said the suspension of the OHS, "needs to be acknowledged by all parties that it was wrong." Very unfortunately, the judge did not extend his order to the OHS agents as yet. Read more on the OHS blog.

Keep Your Pet Safe and Warm This Winter

catJust because animals have fur coats doesn’t mean they are immune to the harsh realities of a Canadian winter. Here are some animal care tips in time for the cold weather:

Limit exposure: When the mercury plunges, exercise caution and limit your pet’s exposure to the outdoors.

Salt: Salt used on roads and driveways can irritate the sensitive pads on the bottom of your pet’s feet. Keep a towel by your front door and wipe down your pooch’s paws after a walk.

Fresh water: If you keep any water bowls outside for your animals during the winter, be sure to check the supply a few times a day to ensure it isn’t frozen over.

Car engines: Cats and wildlife are drawn to the heat generated by your car’s engine on cold days. Make sure you bang on your car’s hood to avoid injuring a sleeping creature.

Antifreeze: Antifreeze can be harmful to pets. When adding antifreeze to your vehicle, pour carefully and clean up any spills that may occur.

Entertain wisely: The winter season is a peak time for at-home parties and other get-togethers. It may be a good idea to keep animals away from the bustle and noise during a party.

Identification: Having an animal run away from home at any time of the year is troublesome, but especially during the winter season. Make sure your best friends are equipped with proper identification, including a collar, tag and microchip.

OHS Reunites Family With Dog Found 500 km From Home

bulletNo one knows how Bullet made his way from his home in Brampton to the OHS, but thanks to a microchip, he is home safe.

A month after the one-year-old Siberian Husky went missing in August, a good Samaritan found him wandering in rural Ottawa and brought him to the OHS for help.

OHS Lost and Found staff found a microchip and contacted his owner, Kayla. Kayla came to Ottawa and within five days of arriving at the OHS, Bullet was back in Brampton with his family.

A microchip may mean the difference between never seeing your lost pet again and having him returned safely to you. The OHS holds monthly microchip clinics with our next one coming up on Nov. 13. Call 613-725-3166 ext. 221 or send an email to make an appointment.

Buddy & Belle: Lilly

It only takes one moment to change a life — for the better or the worse. Whereas one unlucky moment left this sweet homeless kitten horribly injured, you can turn that around now by taking just a moment to give Lilly her second chance.

Critter Christmas at the OHS

We ‘woof’ you a Merry Christmas from the OHS! Celebrate the holiday season with the animals at the OHS Critter Christmas Holiday Family Event! The event will be held at the Ottawa Humane Society, on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Family-friendly activities include:

  • Cookie decorating
  • Hot chocolate
  • Holiday themed crafts & activities
  • Photos with Santa
  • OHS Auxiliary craft & bake sale

For more information about this event, contact our supervisor programs by email at programs@ottawahumane.ca or by phone at (613) 725-3166 ext. 298!

Heart Warming Gifts 


Events Calendar
Nov. 13  Nov. 17-19 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 -
Dec. 23
Dec. 4 Jan. 13 Feb. 14
Microchip Clinic
9 a.m. - noon
at the OHS
OHS Auxiliary Christmas Craft Sale
at the Westage Mall
Ottawa Senators Pet Adoption Night in support of OHS Santa Pet Pics
at the OHS
OHS Auxiliary Craft and Bake Sale
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the OHS
Warm Hearts Raffle
Early Bird Draw
Warm Hearts Raffle
Grand Prize Draw Draw

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