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September 2017
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Ottawa Humane Society

Templeton the Kitten Gets His Second Chance, Thanks to Wiggle Waggle Walk and Run Participants

TempletonThe situation was dire: Caught in a rodent trap, Templeton the tiny kitten had eaten rat poison to survive.

When he was brought to the OHS by the distraught bylaw officer who’d found him, Templeton was on the brink of death. Thin and barely responsive, he underwent a battery of tests then spent time in the Critical Care Unit being treated with Vitamin K to clot his blood and counteract the deadly poison.

After additional time recovering with an OHS foster volunteer, Templeton had healed enough to be ready for his new forever home. He was adopted from the OHS Adoption Centre just this week. It was a miraculous turnaround, with Templeton going from a starving kitten who ate poison to survive to the loving arms of his new family in just six weeks!

There’s still time for you to participate in this very important fundraising event, an event where you can collect pledges to help other animals like Templeton. Sign up as an individual or start a team with your family, friends and co-workers.

Join us at the Wiggle Waggle Walk and Run Sept. 9

Templeton and his furry friends are counting on you to walk, run and raise funds on Saturday, Sept. 9. Make a difference and ensure that the OHS is there to help all of Ottawa’s animals when they need us most.

Changing the Future for Ottawa’s Cats with the Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic

It’s been just over a year since OHS Mobile Spay/Neuter Services offered the first subsidized clinic to income-qualified clients in our community. Since then, the OHS has offered more than 90 clinics in targeted neighbourhoods, serving nearly 800 clients and sterilizing more than 1,100 cats.

The program targets a client group that, until now, has found it challenging to afford and access sterilization for their pets.

Even after a year, the requests for this service continue to pour in. Despite the wait time for an appointment, clients have expressed so much appriciation for the program, such as Dorelle, whose three cats were sterilized at the clinic this summer.

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“I just wanted to say a big thank you and let you know that I am really grateful towards all the love and care that you and all the team of the OHS provided the girls this summer!

"Just the fact that you offer affordable ways of getting cats spayed/neutered for people of low income is amazing!

"The cats have now all well recovered completely and are much more affectionate (they must be so relieved that they are no longer "in heat"!)”

This program also gives the OHS a chance to talk to spay/neuter clients about caring for their pets and the importance of developing a relationship with a veterinarian.

Click here to see a behind the scenes video of the Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic.


No Dog Left Behind

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Please sign the pledge here.

Buddy & Belle: Legolas


Found on the streets with a broken leg, Legolas arrived at the Ottawa Humane Society in a lot of pain. Read his story and help him heal….

Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run presented by Escape Manor


It’s not too late to walk, run and raise funds for the 2017 Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run presented by Escape Manor. On Saturday, Sept. 9, get active with your furry friends at our new event location — Lansdowne Great Lawn! Register today for the 3K Walk or join us for a 10K, 5K, Kids Run or the classic 1K Furry Fun Run! This event promises to have something for everyone, so come on out and explore the K9 Fun Zone, Family Fun Zone, Pet Pavilion and so much more! All funds raised will support the nearly 10,000 animals helped by the Ottawa Humane Society every year. So don’t delay, register today and help save Ottawa’s animals.

OHS Saves Trapped Raccoon

An Ottawa homeowner recently awoke to find a very plump raccoon, possibly searching for a midnight snack, stuck in his garage door. The large racoon squeezed herself through a small opening and couldn’t back out or turn around, so the homeowner called the OHS for help.

An OHS veterinary technician sedated the raccoon then a Rescue and Investigations officer set to work to free her. Using lots of dish soap and some careful manoeuvring, the racoon was free 35 minutes later.  

Staff bought the raccoon back to the OHS where she was examined by a technician to confirm she didn’t have any injuries. She spent the day resting at the OHS and was released back into the wild at dusk in the same neighbourhood.

Events Calendar
Sept. 9
Sept. 9
Aug. 13
Sept. 23
Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run by Escape Manor at Lansdowne Park
9 a.m. - noon at the Lansdowne Great Lawn 
Warm Hearts Raffle Tickets go on sale at the Wiggle Waggle Walk and Run Microchip Clinic at the OHS
9 a.m. - noon
Buddy and Belle Awards
1 p.m. at the OHS

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