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.


My name is Augustine. I'm a seven-year-old spayed female tuxedo cat who has lots of love to give… and I'm oh-so-cute! Sadly, I'm homeless, a bit shy, and I have special needs. I also have been waiting to be adopted for more than a year! Read my story and learn how you can help special animals like me!


Peter needs your help to heal. This lost one-year-old Labrador retriever mix learned the hard way that porcupines are not toys!


Daisy, a sweet one-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, was brought to the OHS at the end of March in pain – she had a terrible accident and broke her left hind leg.


Ottawa's injured and neglected animals depend on you to receive medical treatment, tender care, and hope. Nala, a black Labrador retriever mix puppy, is one of the innocent animals who needed a second chance.


River, a one-year-old male cat, had an unfortunate, horrible, not-very-good day in the middle of January. Somehow he ended up in the middle of the Rideau River, his face, paws and tail wounded.


Hedwig, a precious five-month-old short-haired kitten, was brought to the OHS at the end of October in excruciating pain — he had fallen from a balcony and broken his right hind leg and his pelvis. Read his story and donate towards his medical care


Some animals arrive at the OHS with small medical issues. And some have big ones – really big ones! And for Max, his medical emergency was EXTRA LARGE!


This four-month-old kitten barely survived being attacked by a large dog. Unfortunately, she suffered from horrific head trauma, resulting in emergency surgery to remove her damaged eye.

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.