BAD NEWS: Nala disappeared from her new home near the Woodroffe & Byron. GOOD NEWS: Nala was found at her old house 2.3 km away. She would have to cross a bridge or the 4 lane highway to get there. I am sure Nala has many stores to tell. Here family is delighted to have her back home. Thank you to the kind family who bought our house and noticed our cat. Happy Endings!
NALA IS BACK HOME!
HORSE REFUGE NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Refuge RR for Horses, located in Alexandria, Ontario is a registered, charitable organization providing rescue, rehabilitation and permanent homes for abused, neglected and/or abandoned horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs, cats, rodents and domestic birds.
Refuge RR needs your financial help today! Donations have not been coming in; we have no funds at the moment to pay for hay and feed for this week and weeks to come . PLEASE DONATE! Go to: http://www.refugerr.org/How-to-help/ and click on the "Donate Now" button. Funds go directly to our bank account. The average weekly cost for hay and feed is $2,700. We need your help! The only revenue Refuge RR receives are your donations.
DIY OUTDOOR CAT ENCLOSURE
I've noticed a number of times cats have gone missing. I made this pen for our cat so she can enjoy the outdoors and don't worry about her getting lost. When we're home we open the rec-room window and she can come and go as she pleases. The cost is less than $150 and is 6(w)x8(L)x4(H). We have no complaints of our cat using anyone's flower bed as a litter box.
Send us a picture of your cat enclosure. We'd love to share these great ideas. Photo and write up by Dan Jp C.
MICROCHIP YOUR PET
Micro-chipping has become a very popular and safe way to permanently identify your pet and you as the owner. Micro-chipping involves placement of a small electronic chip the size and shape of a piece of rice just under the skin in the neck area. A needle is used to inject the chip. The injection is comparable to a regular vaccine injection.
If your pet becomes lost and is transported to a humane society or another vet clinic, the humane society will be able to scan your pet for the chip and contact you. It is very important that you keep your personal information associated with your pet’s microchip up-to-date to ensure that this system works as it should. You will also be asked to provide emergency contact information in the event that you are not available.
We advise you to use this system of identification as well as a collar identification system on your pet, as collars can easily become lost. Please make sure your pet is scanned during the annual check up to assure the chip is in place. Update your records due to change of address or ownership.
Thank you to BARRHAVEN VETERINARY HOSPITAL for this information and Dr. Karen for her great video on micro-chipping your cat and dog.
79 dogs, 17 cats and 3 birds and 1 goat were reunited with their families thanks to this amazing network! Recognize anyone?
PETS AND BACKYARD POOLS
Ottawa and Valley Lost Pet Network
Backyard swimming pools are synonymous with summer fun. But they can be deadly for pets and wildlife. Sadly one cat we posted this week was found in a neighbour's pool
Pool drownings are tragic, because they are preventable. Animals—from skunks, chipmunks, and mice to lizards, frogs, and snakes, or ducks, fledgling birds, and even pets can find themselves in a pool with no way to escape.
A few simple pool precautions can help dramatically lower the danger to animals: When building a pool, design lounge ledges along the sides just below the water's surface, providing shallow areas from which animals can easily escape. Build a fence around the pool. Or just a simple set up as seen on these pics can save lives.
Please keep your pets safe.
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FAMILY GETS CLOSURE
Ottawa and Valley Lost Pet Network
Sadly, we do not like posting about deceased animals but it’s important to do so. Yesterday we posted about a deceased dog in a flooded field. Our amazing admin Sasha Hill and her fiancé Sean Pumphrey and two incredibly amazing followers Melissa Levac and Ginette Massicotte Lafrange teamed up to rescue this dog. They had to take a canoe to get to him. Spike had been missing since November. Had it not for posting this on our page yesterday, Spike’s owners might have never known what happened to him.
Here is what Mélissa Levac says "Spike was a beautiful 14 year old pitbull who had cancer and was taking meds for it. In the days leading to his disappearance he began to have seizures. He simply left his loving home and peacefully passed away in a farmer's field about 5km away from his home in late November." Sasha and Sean delicately retrieved Spike via canoe. They almost tipped over a few times on their way back to 'shore'! "When I examined Spike's collar and saw that he had a tag with his full name, address and phone number, I was excited but also felt sadness for having to bear the bad news to the owners". As Ginette mentioned, she called the owner who was without a doubt surprised and emotional on the phone.
Spike was wrapped with a blanket donated by Ginette's young daughters and the beautiful home made card and stuffed animal was accepted by the emotional but grateful owner. She asked how she could repay us and I told her that there was no need to. We told her we were volunteers with OVLPN. Spike was obviously very loved, cared for and deeply missed. We were told that a proper burial will be held for him. Run free in Rainbow Bridge Spike.
We truly have amazing people here:)
Helping lost and found animals from the Ottawa/Outaouais region, the Ottawa Valley and surrounding areas.