Friday, March 30, 2012

A gift of hope

Your best friend calls, having just returned from the vet where sadly, her dog was euthanized. What do you do?
Many of us simply don’t know what to say.
You can’t imagine your best friend without her furry companion by her side, but you’re not sure how to help. And sometimes you can’t help. But you can show compassion and support. The death of a pet can be every bit as devastating as the loss of a human loved one. Since 2004, in memoriam tribute gifts to the OHS have more than tripled.
When a pet passes away a tribute gift can give comfort and hope to someone grieving the loss of their companion animal. If this memorial is given to the Ottawa Humane Society in honour of the pet, it will also help save the lives of other animals.

Pets are members of the family. When they pass away, acknowledging their owners’ grief shows that you understand their feelings. Making a gift in their pet’s honour will go a long way in helping them grieve.
When you make a tribute gift to the OHS, you are helping to fund essential programs and services for Ottawa’s animals. We will send a condolence card to the bereaved family, in the form of a personalized e-card or a tribute card and letter in the mail.
Have your friends or family members made a donation to the OHS in your pet’s honour?
Have you made an in memoriam gift for a pet that has passed away?

We would like to hear your story and how an in memoriam donation helped you.
Learn more about tribute gifts here.

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