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Yearly Archives for 2021

judge gavel on a blue wooden background
October 7, 2021 In June of this year, I wrote about serious failures in the system that let down a Rottweiler-mix puppy named... Read More
black and white photo of a sad dog looking through a fence.
September 29, 2021 Several years ago, I received an email from a former OHS board member who I hadn’t heard from in years. The... Read More
a brown and beige rabbit sitting on woodchips
September 23, 2021 Every couple of weeks or so, I receive a call from a reporter or producer. Invariably, it’s because they... Read More
Ocra whale laying on pool platform
September 16, 2021 For those following this blog, it will come as no surprise Marineland disturbs me. The OHS, of course, stands... Read More
Three people sitting at a table wearing face masks talking in the adoption centre
September 9, 2021 Yesterday, the Shirley Kearns Memorial Adoption Centre looked like a child’s birthday party. Why? We were... Read More
Service dog pulling a door open for a man in a wheelchair.
September 2, 2021 When you hear “service dog” what do you think of? I imagine a guide dog helping his owner safely navigate... Read More
August 26, 2021 This morning, I got to do something I haven’t been able to do for a year and a half: I greeted a volunteer.... Read More
Outside Ottawa Humane Society bulding
August 19, 2021 Before the pandemic and ubiquitous Zoom meetings, I would sometimes work late, attending committee or other... Read More
Dog looking out of window from inside car
August 12, 2021 After a relatively mild July, August is turning into a scorcher. Whenever it gets this hot, I worry about... Read More
Cat sleeping with a hand petting her forehead
August 5, 2021 The global pandemic has created multiple crises in our community, in Canada and across the world. The OHS has... Read More