Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Baby it's cold outside!

I really hate this weather. I avoid going outside if the temperature drops much below freezing. That is why I am all the more impressed to look out my window and see our faithful dog walkers circling the building, a joyous dog hopping along in front of them this week.

In the last several days, the temperature has regularly dipped below minus twenty, we have suffered an excess of snow, freezing rain, exceptionally high winds—you name it. But the dog walking volunteers arrive like clockwork to ensure our dogs get fresh air, exercise, basic training and relief from the kennels.

It is one thing to walk 5 or 6 dogs on a warm sunny Saturday afternoon, but the dogs need to get out at 8 am on blistering cold Tuesday mornings, too.

Everyone at the OHS is indebted to the hearty souls that bundle up and endure the worst winter weather for the sake of the dogs.

Bruce Roney,
Ottawa Humane Society Executive Director

Our dog walking volunteers are so dedicated that we aren’t currently in need of more hearty souls to brave the cold! But we are always looking for volunteers to help our organization in other capacities. Click here for more information.

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