February 28, 2023

Spay it Forward


Today, we celebrated World Spay Day. I had the honour of helping to provide spay/neuter surgeries to animals in the care of some of our local partners. Thanks to the incredible support from our community, at the OHS clinic, we spayed/neutered 34 cats, 3 dogs and 3 rabbits in need.   

Let me introduce you to a couple of the animals our community helped out today:

Lexie is a sweet, six-month-old cat who we spayed.

Blaze is a handsome six-month-old dog who we neutered.  

It’s not too late, you can still give to make this essential surgery possible for Ottawa’s homeless animals.


Spay/neuter is a crucial service for our pets as a pet that is spayed/neutered will usually live a longer, healthier life. Spaying/neutering your pet can also address some common behaviour issues and make your pet less likely to roam.

Most important of all, spaying/neutering helps prevent pet overpopulation — reducing the number of homeless, unwanted animals in our community. It takes the support of a community that cares, but animal homelessness is a problem we can fix.

Dr. Shelley Hutchings
OHS Chief Veterinarian