If you love animals, this is the place for you!
Have you heard of or visited the Ottawa Humane Society? We take care of pets that don’t have homes and find them FANTASTIC new places to live. Every day, animals receive food, water, shelter, exercise, love and medical care if they are sick.
Believe it or not, we help over 11,000 animals each year! Which animals do we have? Cats RULE, of course! They are the most popular pet here. But we also have amazing dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice, and degus!
Why do we have so many animals? There are different reasons. Some get lost and are brought to us by the public or City of Ottawa bylaw officers. Others are given up by their owners. Sadly, animals also end up here because people don’t treat them with kindness. All animals deserve LOVE, don’t you think? That’s why we give them a second chance at happiness!”
There are 87 species of gerbils in the world! An adult gerbil can leap a remarkable distance of two feet once fully grown!