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Second, late-June, early-July is our peak season for animals surrendered to us by their owner. As holidays approach, and vacation plans develop, sadly, many decide that their dog or cat doesn't fit with those plans. The result? Hundreds surrendered to the OHS each June and July. When added to an already busy time with many stray animals requiring our care, we can see as many as 40 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens admitted to our shelter every single day!
You can help make sure that animals are safe, fewer need our care, and those that do, find their way home or into a new loving home by taking the following steps and trying to ensure that your friends and neighbours do the same:
- Keep pets indoors Canada Day.
- Make sure pets have a visible collar and tag and a permanent microchip implant.
- Plan for holidays for your pets. Help others care for their pets when away.
- Ensure all pets are sterilized.
- Adopt a homeless animal at the OHS.
From all of us at the Ottawa Humane Society, have a safe and happy Canada Day!