Monday, February 7, 2011
Eleven puppies abandoned near Canadian War Museum find shelter at Ottawa Humane Society
The German Shepherd mix puppies, approximately six weeks old, were found in two small boxes near a dumpster last Wednesday during the worst snowstorm of the season. A Good Samaritan found them and brought them to the OHS. The puppies were examined by a veterinary technician and appear to be in good health. They will be placed in foster homes with trained OHS volunteers.
Each year, the OHS takes in thousands of stray or abandoned animals. Unfortunately, not all are discovered right away and in winter, they are at risk for frostbite, dehydration, exhaustion and worse if they are not rescued quickly. The OHS admits and cares for approximately 11,000 animals each year, in a shelter designed to accommodate 2,500.