Humane Heroes

It’s all about being kind, considerate and caring for both humans and animals. The OHS rescues and cares for animals that are lost, surrendered (given up), not cared for or hurt by their owners. While staying with us, we give these animals a temporary place to live until we can adopt them out into a new forever family. Since the OHS is a charity, we rely on donations to help pay for food, water, toys and medical care that the animals need while they stay with us.

If helping animals at the OHS is a cause you really care about – you can be a young animal advocate! The OHS is grateful for the help of young “Humane Heroes,” just like you! Animal lovers can make a difference at any age.

Read our tips below to get ideas on how you can help raise money and help the animals. And remember that everyone can make a difference!

Set up shop and hold a bake sale or lemonade stand!

Collect pennies for our Buddy & Belle donation box!

Pay it forward with chores! Pet sit, walk dogs, mow lawns, shovel snow, sell homemade jewelry, babysit and donate a portion, or all of your earnings, to the animals at the OHS!

Ask friends and family to donate money or supplies to the OHS instead of giving gifts/loot bags for a birthday!

Celebrate your birthday at the OHS!

This is also an opportunity for you to get creative! There are so many different and amazing ways to fundraise – these are just a few that we have seen in the past.

Thank you to all of our wonderful kids who have raised money for Ottawa’s animals.

Ethan M (with help from his friend) held a 50/50 draw at school and gave all the proceeds to the OHS. The winner of the draw was so inspired that he donated his winnings to the OHS!

Aiden K and Jonathan R did a “Who is Nobody” school project for the OHS!

Lemonade Stands and Bake Sales and Garage Sales and more!

Shaylin Seward

Sam D and Eric D

Emma and Anika, students at Katimavik Elementary School

Taiya K

Melyane and Michaella

Robyn V

Sierra and Marwa

Eliane and Audrey

Sisters Meredith and Charlotte

Carleton University’s Alpha Pi Phi sorority