Wednesday, April 28, 2010

OHS delivers posters to combat pet overpopulation in the community

April 28, 2010
For immediate release

The Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) took a proactive step last week to reduce pet overpopulation in our community.

The OHS mailed two posters — designed to encourage animal sterilization and raise awareness about the dangers faced by outdoor cats — to all area community centres in the hopes of publicizing two significant issues facing the organization. The posters are available free of charge to public organizations that want to post them.

With the tag line of "real men neuter their dogs", the OHS hopes to promote the notion that responsible animal ownership includes preventing unwanted litters. The second poster sheds light on the problem of cats running loose on the streets, where they are at risk of being hit by cars, and are vulnerable to disease and the elements.

"The posters are a visual reminder of the problems we deal with on a daily basis, and as we head into our busy summer season, the messaging is even more significant," said OHS Executive Director, Bruce Roney. "It's important to know that sterilizing pets and keeping cats indoors are two simple, but incredibly effective, ways to keep pets safe."

Look for the OHS posters at a community centre near you.

Cat poster

Dog poster

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

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