Keeping in Touch With You
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December 2021

Happy Holidays!
Thank you for everything you do for the animals. As a volunteer, you selflessly give your time and energy to save Ottawa’s homeless animals.

It’s the holiday season, and there is no better gift than the incredible support we receive from our volunteers.

We’ll say it again and we can’t say it enough, thank you for helping the animals.

Happy holidays to you and yours from all of us and your furry friends at the OHS.

Sonia’s Foster Story
Foster volunteers give animals in need temporary homes while they wait to find their forever homes. They also help animals who need a little extra TLC to heal from a surgery or improve their behaviour.

Sonia is one of our incredible foster volunteers, and has shared what it’s like to foster with the OHS.

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Welcoming Volunteers Back On-site
We’ve been thrilled to welcome many volunteers back on-site to work directly with the animals, as well as assisting in our retail store and working at our development office. As provincial restrictions continue to loosen, we are planning to gradually reintroduce more volunteer roles.

Stay tuned for more information and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!
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Learning Opportunities Coming Soon
We have some exciting learning opportunities for you coming up soon! We are working on developing our workshop schedule for the New Year — stay tuned for details for both in-person and virtual sessions.
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Adapting and Growing in a Pandemic
As they say, it’s an ill wind that blows no good. Even through the pandemic, the OHS has learned some things.

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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!

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Volunteer Pooches
We are looking for volunteers with friendly dogs who would like to get out into the community! OHS program dogs are needed to support various child and youth programs, community events and educational presentations.

Program dogs must be over the age of two, comfortable in busy environments and enjoy interacting with people of all ages. For the safety of both dogs and people, all new dogs are required to pass a behaviour evaluation to ensure they are the right fit for outreach work.

If you and your pup would like to work as a team to make a difference for our community, we’d love to hear from you!
Give an Animal Warmth this Winter
Hi, I'm Jingle! Every year, Santa sends me to watch over all the animals at the Ottawa Humane Society to make sure they have a very happy holiday.

But this has been a very difficult year for all of us — especially for the animals. That’s why I asked Santa to let me leave the North Pole early this year… I was so worried about all the homeless cuties.

As our community continues to heal from the pandemic, the animals need you more than ever before. You can be their hope: donate right now to give homeless animals a second chance this cold, blustery winter.

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Thank you for helping the animals!