Wednesday, November 4, 2009

OHS promotes benefits of bird and small animal adoption this November

November 4, 2009
For immediate release

Fall is typically the time when birds fly south in search of warmer climates. The Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) is hoping that many of its birds currently available for adoption will also find a warm place to stay this fall, courtesy of a month-long promotion highlighting the benefits of birds as pets.

Birds make fascinating companions. With their colourful plumage and melodic songs, birds can provide hours of entertainment for doting owners. They require a cage large enough to allow for exercise and flight, perches and toys to provide stimulation and a diet that includes seeds, nuts, fresh greens and fruit. Many birds are compatible in pairs, and in fact are happier living with a bird buddy. So, during the month of November, consider adding two finches, budgies or lovebirds to your family!

Blueberry the Budgie

Blueberry, a nine-month-old male budgie, is currently available for adoption at the OHS.

If birds don’t strike your fancy, the OHS has many small animals — including rabbits, guinea pigs, and rats — also looking for new homes. During the month of November, adopt one of these friendly pals and receive 25% off the adoption fee!

To see and learn more about these feathered and furry friends, visit the OHS Adoption Centre at 101 Champagne Ave., or go to for more information.

For media inquiries, contact:
Tara Jackson, Communications Manager
(613) 725-3166 ext. 261

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