Here's an update we recieved on former OHS resident Merlin:
I wanted to send you a photo of Merlin, our dog that we adopted from the Ottawa Humane Society in early February. This picture was taken after an afternoon at the dog park (that he loves), a shower at the spa (that he hates) and the purchase of his Easter outfit (it's hard to say how he feels about the sweater). Merlin came to you after being found outside near Carp last April; he was then adopted out twice, and brought back to you both times. When I came to meet him in January, it was my last ditch attempt to try to adopt from a shelter. I had filled out several applications and inquired about many dogs in shelters from Guelph to Syracuse. For one reason or another, none of the dogs were available. Frustrated, I planned to meet with a breeder the next week. However, since I was going to Ottawa anyway that week, I thought I would check out your website. The next afternoon, I was driving back to Kingston with Merlin, the wonder dog. He immediately stole our hearts, and we will never get them back! This week my husband took Merlin to his first private obedience class. Merlin, of course, did brilliantly (because he's a genius). We can never thank you enough for the wonderful care he was given by the incredible staff at the OHS.
A very scared cat trapped on the Queensway earlier this month took a surprise leap of faith straight through the window of a waiting emergency vehicle and to safety with an OHS officer there to save his life.
On Sept. 13, a Good Samaritan called the OHS to say he saw an orange cat stuck on the 417, with cars whizzing by and no chance of escape.
OHS officers called the OPP, since they don’t have the authority to stop on the Queensway. But after getting a second call, the officers loaded into the OHS vehicle and drove to investigate.
When the OHS officers spotted the terrified little furball on the high cement wall, they put on their hazards and pulled up next to him.
One officer rolled down her window and the cat — deciding he’d had enough excitement for one day — jumped right into the vehicle!
The kitty quickly made himself comfortable on the console, showering the officers with appreciative purrs and head-butts.
When the fortunate feline was brought to the OHS Lost and Found, staff found a microchip and called his family. In no time at all, Champi was home safe.
This story was featured in the October edition of our free Animal Advocate newsletter. Sign up and get stories like this delivered to your inbox every month! https://www.ohsre.ca/email/sign-up?utm_source=FB&utm_campaign=october_newsletter
We're happy to report that Patches the puppy, found abandoned and near death on a snowmobile trail last month, has recovered from her ordeal and has been adopted!
After getting the care she needed at the OHS, Patches was well enough to go to the Adoption Centre last Saturday. And that very day, she went to her new home!
Read more about Patches in the April edition of our Animal Advocate newsletter: http://www.ottawahumane.ca/newsletters/animaladvocate/2016/april/
Please leave your dog at home in hot weather, and report any dogs left in hot cars to the OHS Emergency Services at 613-725-1532.
“...and it was about this big. Have you seen it?”
What could Ducky(A189579) have lost? Stop by PetSmart Herongate before this little kitten finds his forever home if you want to know.