April 18, 2024

Is Ottawa Ready?


The past week, the sun has been shining, birds have been singing, people have been walking around in shorts and t-shirts, and at the OHS, we’re getting ready for a busy spring and summer. In early 2024, the OHS had already seen an unusually high, but not surprising number of animals in need. Just today, close to a dozen puppies were being scheduled for surgery! I’m expecting this trend will continue into the warmer months, with pets of all kinds needing life-saving shelter and care at the OHS.

The animals rely on the support of the community to have a safe place to receive care, rest, recover and find a much needed second chance. Today is the Day of Giving, and I’m extremely grateful to share that a generous donor has offered to match all donations made to the OHS on this special day!

A gift today will help twice as many animals in need right now and ensure Ottawa’s homeless animals can receive the care they need throughout the summer.

Panda and Bob are two animals who need the support of caring people. Both were found lost and alone, with no one to care for them, and needed love and support at the OHS. Both received care from the OHS veterinary team, and are recovering very well and will soon be ready to find their forever home.


Many more animals like Panda and Bob will need the OHS and your support over the summer.

When you make a gift to the animals before midnight tonight, your gift will be doubled. You will make sure Ottawa is ready to help homeless animals in need.

Can the animals count on you?

Sharon Miko
President & CEO