WELCOME BACK TO THE OHS

The Shirley Kearns Memorial Adoption Centre is now open for visitors. We are committed to the safety of our animals, staff and community, and are taking the following precautions:

  • The Shirley Kearns Memorial Adoption Centre is open for visitors Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is closed to visitors on Mondays.
  • Safety measures such as physical distancing, masking and other precautions that were in place during lockdown are currently in place.
  • Enhanced cleaning measures and physical barriers are in place to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Adoptions will continue by appointment. Visit animals available for adoption on our website and call 613-725-3166 ext. 258 to schedule an appointment.

The OHS continues to admit stray animals and help owners find their lost pets by appointment and the intake of animals will be prioritized based on need. If you believe your lost pet may be at the OHS, or to bring in an animal, contact us at 613-725-3166, ext. 221.

We will be reintroducing on- and off-site programming and services throughout the fall and winter. At this time, many programs for children and seniors remain suspended.

Programs that are expected to resume in fall 2021 include: 

  • Newcomers program;
  • Microchip clinics;
  • LEAD program;
  • On-site pet care seminars; and,
  • Obedience and pet first aid classes.

Certain programs and services that were introduced to support our community during the public health crisis will continue as we reopen.

These include:

  • The OHS Emergency Pet Foodbank;
  • Resources and support for smaller rescue partners;
  • Resources for creating your emergency pet care plan; and
  • Online private training for dog owners.

Programs that currently do not have a planned start date include:

  • Seniors Days;
  • In-person Scouts/Guides program;
  • In-person Pet Loss Support Group;
  • Brightening Lives Animal Visits; and,
  • Mobile Spay/Neuter Services.

The province has not changed the safety requirements in workplaces. Physical distancing, masking and other precautions will continue to be in place as the OHS reopens. As a result, some of our programming will be impossible to reintroduce until the provincial requirements are lifted.

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Thank you for your support and patience as we navigate the new normal!