Friday, June 24, 2011

First Animal Adopted on Day 1 at New Ottawa Humane Society!

First Animal Adopted on Day 1 at New Ottawa Humane Society!

June 24, 2011
For immediate release

Samwise a Lionhead rabbit, had the shortest stay of any of the animals at the new Ottawa Humane Society. He was moved from the old shelter on June 23 and was adopted as soon as the doors opened at the new facility on June 24.

Darcy McKenzie spotted Samwise's picture on the Ottawa Humane Society website and drove from Toronto this morning to ensure that she could adopt him right away. After calling and emailing the OHS Adoption Centre from Toronto, Darcy arrived in the morning as the doors opened to complete her application.

"As soon as I saw his picture I said ‘That's our rabbit!'", said McKenzie. "My husband and I have been looking for a small rabbit like a Lionhead for almost eight months. The OHS staff was extremely helpful arranging the adoption during their move and assisting us long distance."

McKenzie was immediately impressed with the new OHS facility. "It's beautiful! I watched the move on FaceBook and was very touched by the photos of staff and volunteers. They're obviously so dedicated to the animals. It's touching to see how much they care."

Samwise is on his way to his new home in Toronto now, but there are many more animals at the new Ottawa Humane Society looking for their forever home. View pictures of adoptable animals at

First Adoption
Darcy McKenzie and OHS Customer Service Supervisor,
Karen Nielsen with Samwise, the first animal adopted
from the new OHS facility.

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