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July 2021

@ The OHS
It's been a long 16 months without being able to have our volunteers on-site. I know that I've missed you, that the staff have missed you and that the animals have missed you. We are looking forward to the day when we can have your passion and dedication back at the shelter.  

Read Bruce's Message »
Sonia Volunteer
Volunteer Profile: Sonia
We are fortunate for the incredible support from our dedicated volunteers. This edition, we would like to recognize Sonia, a foster volunteer who continues to take in any animal in need — no matter their behavioural or medical needs.

Read Sonia's Story »

Volunteer with dog
The Question on Everyone's Mind: When Can We Resume Our Volunteer Roles?
Thank you for your continued support and dedication as we navigate the ongoing public health crisis. We are all eager to resume operations — which includes slowly welcoming volunteers back on-site.

Read Our Reopening Plan »

Fear free training
Prepare for Your Return On-site With These Training Opportunities!
We are so excited to gradually welcome you back! In the meantime, please consider taking part in some training opportunities.  

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Ginette Volunteer
Ginette's Story 
Ginette Dubuc started volunteering with the OHS in 2015. Over the years, she has generously given her time in many roles.  

Ginette is also a PAW monthly donor. As a volunteer, she gets to see the impact of her monthly gifts first-hand. Will you consider joining Ginette by becoming a PAW monthly donor today?

Read Ginette's Full Story »

Sonia Volunteer
First in the Country
In April, we were very pleased to find out that the OHS was the first shelter to achieve accreditation by Humane Canada. This was only possible because of people like you who are committed to doing the best job possible for the animals.

Learn More About Accreditation »

Catch the Ace Raffle
Did you know volunteers can take part in the OHS Catch the Ace raffle?

Play now to win big and help Ottawa's animals!

Buy Tickets Now »

Wiggle walk
Wiggle Waggle Walk and Run  
In the interest of safety, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's annual Wiggle Waggle Walk and Run.

We can't wait to see you next year!

Dog on towel
Towels and Receiving Blankets Needed!
Our experience reaching out for used towels 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 or receiving blankets around the house that they don't need or use.

If you, or your friends and family are able to provide some towels for the animals, we will have staff on hand to accept physically distanced donations on Wednesday, Aug. 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. Please come to the intake 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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