August 8, 2019
Hamsters, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs. Oh my.
I am well aware that many people associate the Ottawa Humane Society solely with dogs and cats. Though our Mission embraces all animals, admittedly a very large portion of our day-to-day work is with and about cats and dogs. Perhaps this is why even long time OHS supporters are sometimes surprised when I mention the little critters that we have for adoption: the gerbils, hamsters, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits in our care needing a forever home.
In fact a year or so ago, a good friend bought a rabbit for her children and when I asked why she didn’t adopt from the OHS, she said, “You guys have rabbits??” Yikes! I’m not doing a very good job at spreading the news about the delightful critters in our adoption centre. My friend would have been much happier to adopt, rather than buy, a rabbit. She would have also been much happier to have adopted a sterilized rabbit at the OHS, than the unsterilized one she bought.
So this week, I’m going to try to make up for my poor marketing of the little ones by introducing you to some of them. And please help my atonement by spreading the word.
President and CEO