Randall

"He was a walking skeleton, I was amazed he could even hold his head up," said an OHS veterinary technician when she first met Randall, a 1.5-year-old beagle, when he arrived at the OHS.

Lola the senior Dachshund

Nine in dog years is about 56 in human years. It's no surprise that Lola felt a little bewildered when she arrived at the OHS: at her age, this sweet Dachshund should have been enjoying an early retirement in a comfy home, with lots of treats and lap cuddles. Instead, she found herself at the OHS on New Year's Eve, with nowhere else to go.

Beans

Beans arrived at the OHS just after Christmas, a seven-month-old French Bulldog with nowhere else to go. This happy-go-lucky pup had a lot of kisses and tail wags for OHS staff, but she was not putting weight on her hind left leg.

Zelda the Puppy

In late September, this severely emaciated nine-week-old puppy came into Ottawa Humane Society care. Zelda, a black Labrador retriever, was found crying for help in a wooded area when a local couple found her alone.

In a quiet corner of the Ottawa Humane Society, in a glass-walled room just off the veterinary clinic, sits the critical care unit. This is the room where miracles are performed and prayed for. Here arrive the worst injured and most neglected creatures: from a cat hit by a car to a dog nearly beaten to death by a heartless owner. This is where they receive medical treatment, tender care, and hope.

Critical Care is like the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a hospital. The lights are lowered, the quiet beep of an IV drip can be heard, and staff talk in whispers. Here reside the animals of our Buddy & Belle Medical Emergency fund: these are animals who need to be monitored by veterinary technicians (nurses) and veterinarians. Almost all are on medications: pain control, antibiotics, and sedatives. Their lives hang in balance: donors like you make the diligent care and medical intervention they desperately need possible.

You can be their hope for a second chance at life.

Above you can learn about some of the Buddy & Belle Medical Emergency animals and grant their second chance with your gift today.