February 29, 2024

The Only Way to End a Tragic Cycle

Spay/Neuter Awareness Month is coming to an end, but the importance of spaying/neutering our pets is something worth remembering year-round. This essential procedure is key to ending the tragic cycle of homeless pets in Ottawa. It also helps our pets live their best lives, preventing life-threatening illnesses like pyometra and addressing some common behaviour challenges.  

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 even make your pet less likely to roam.

All cats, dogs and rabbits adopted from the OHS have already received this essential procedure and through our Mobile Spay/Neuter Service, we offer low-cost operations for income-qualified cat owners in Ottawa — preventing even more homeless pets.

It takes the support of a community that cares, but animal homelessness is a problem we can fix.

Dr. Mary Thompson
OHS Veterinarian