Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Kids Go "Off-Leash"

I just dropped by the education centre to visit our brand-new, first-ever OHS “Off Leash” summer camp.  It’s only the third day, but is so great to see children in the building.  And they are so excited to be here! They really breathe life into our shelter.  I’m so grateful that we have the space for them to spend time with us.  They’re going to learn about animal welfare while they are having fun this week, and that makes me feel very positive about the future.  There has been so much interest in the eight one-week day camps that we are almost “sold out” for the whole summer! 

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In other news... Many people contacted us about the cat that was surrendered to the OHS after falling from the balcony she was left on.  A few callers think that we are euthanizing the cat. I want to assure everyone that this is not the case. The cat is in specialized foster care at the moment. She may require orthopaedic surgery, and if this is not possible, or the resources are unavailable, amputation is another option. Both cats and dogs adjust very quickly to the loss of a limb -- not appearing to even notice in a few days.  All to say, I have every belief that we will ultimately be adopting Muffy into a new loving home once we have treated her for her injuries and she is fully recovered.  

Bruce Roney
Ottawa Humane Society Executive Director

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