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September 2020

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Top Three Truths You NEED to know about Adoptions and Intake
Despite all the uncertainty swirling around the world, there are some simple truths about adoptions and intake at the OHS that help ensure Ottawa’s homeless animals receive the care and support they need.

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Foster Volunteers Still Needed!
Even with the hundreds of amazing foster families supporting this life-saving program, we still need new foster volunteers, willing to open their hearts and homes to animals in need — especially for adult cats with varying needs and adult dogs with known behavioural issues.

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Staffing Update! Welcome Kestrel Wraggett Our New Volunteer Manager!
Please join us in welcoming Kestrel Wraggett into her new role as Manager: Volunteers! Watch a short interview with Kestrel to learn more about what she brings to the team and whether she's a cat or a dog person!

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Thank YOU for Your Continued Support!
Due to COVD-19, we are unable to host our annual End of Summer Volunteer Appreciation Event. Our years of service pins were to be presented during National Volunteer Week last April. Since we are unable to present them in person, we will be mailing them to you — please keep an eye out for their arrival!

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Towels Needed!
Because of COVID, our usually steady donations of towels has dropped off considerably, and we are now finding ourselves short. Our experience reaching out for towels after the tornado tells us that we could be overwhelmed beyond our capacity if we made a plea to the entire community. So, we are hoping our wonderful volunteers might have towels around the house that they don't need or use.

If you, or your friends and family are able to provide some towels, we will have staff on hand to accept physically distanced donations on Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 3, between 1:30 and 4:30 a.m.. Please come to the side delivery (double) doors where staff will greet you.

Thank you for this and everything you do for the OHS and the animals in our care.
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Miss Working with the Animals?
There are two important ways you can still help!

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FREE Webinar: Dogs that Growl, Snap and Bite — Resource Guarders
Register now for a FREE webinar! Improve your dog’s manners. Learn how to prevent resource guarding, how to stay safe and when to seek professional help.

Spots are going fast! Reserve yours today. 

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Turn Junk into Donations for the Animals!
What do the dusty exercise bike in your basement and the dress in your closet that you haven’t worn in years have in common? They can both become cash donations to the OHS thanks to GiveShop — a new and innovative online marketplace that allows users to either donate or purchase gently used items, with the sale proceeds benefiting the animals at the OHS!

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