Ottawa Humane Society in need of foster volunteers

Are you able to provide a temporary home for Ottawa’s animals? The Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) is looking for volunteers to foster animals not yet ready for adoption. Currently, 134 animals are placed with OHS foster volunteers. Meanwhile, nearly 30 animals are waiting for a foster placement. This number is expected to rise as the summer continues.

“Foster volunteers make a huge difference for the animals,” says Ashley Britton, OHS Manager: Volunteers. “Some animals don’t adjust well to life in the shelter, or have behaviour or medical needs that only a foster volunteer can address.”

(Bruce Roney, President and CEO of the Ottawa Humane Society, with Clemmie.)

There is a short list of requirements and a few steps to the process of becoming a foster volunteer. Food, litter, and anything else needed for the foster animal is provided by the OHS. “We provide all of the tools and training a foster volunteer needs,” said Britton. “We just need more people to give their time to help Ottawa’s animals.”

Information on the foster program can be found on the OHS website, as well as necessary manuals and forms for applying. Anyone interested in becoming a foster volunteer can also email for more information.


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