And it’s today as the City Of Ottawa announces that as of today, the City will handle calls about sick and injured animals and will take on responsibility for transporting them.
This is great news for all animal lovers like myself who so desperately want to help our little furry creatures and feel like they get hit with a roadblock in every direction they turn so remember the number 3-1-1 and if you see an injured domestic animal, such as a dog or cat, or small wild animal, such as a raccoon, squirrel, rabbit or skunk, call it.
The City will assess the situation and dispatch a fully trained by-law officer to transport the animal, if needed. The by-law officer will bring the animal to either the Ottawa Humane Society or an emergency veterinary hospital.
The City has 54 by-law officers who have received training in the care and handling of animals. The City will hire a new wildlife management officer who will lead a specialized team of up to eight officers that will handle animals and deal with the increase in calls.
The Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre, the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and other animal rescue organizations, will continue their good work in caring for sick, injured and orphaned animals.
Kudos City Of Ottawa, it’s about time!!!
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