It's nice to have people drop by this time of year. It's true at home and here at the Ottawa Humane Society. It's great to at last have the kind of place that we can welcome our community to visit.
Our old Champagne Avenue shelter was too small, and frankly too depressing to invite people over. Of course, we were grateful when people came over to find their forever friend, but it wasn't really the kind of place just to visit.
The West Hunt Club shelter is very different. It was designed for people to drop by. It's bright and spacious and the animals are happy and accessible. There is plenty to see, and a lot going on. If you haven't yet visited, I think you will like it. And there is no better time to visit than the holidays. We've decorated and are waiting to roll out the red carpet for you.
I really hope that you and your family will join us for our holiday open house on Saturday December 1 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. There will be refreshments, holiday crafts for the kids, Santa will be here, and of course, the animals are waiting to see you.
If you can't make it on December the 1st, please do drop by over the holidays. We are pretty proud of our new shelter, and look forward to telling you about all it has allowed us to do for the animals in our care today, and how we are building a brighter future for tomorrow’s animals.