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Looking for a show cat?

Prize-winning felines among 100 cats available for adoption at Ottawa Humane Society

Tiger Paw
Tiger Paw

Ottawa – Looking for a show cat? The Ottawa Humane Society is the place to go, based on results of the recent Ottawa Valley Cat Club show. Two OHS cats ranked impressively in the “Best of the Best” household cat category at this weekend’s annual feline event, bringing home many ribbons.

OHS entrees included Tiger Paw, a lively, short-haired Torbi, and Buster, a handsome, long-haired Tabby. Tiger Paw was outranked only by Franky—the cat that the OHS entered last year! Franky not only stole last year’s show, his new owners—who first met him at that show—have since taken him on the show circuit across Ontario, where he’s been a favourite everywhere he’s gone.

So what makes these cats winners? OHS Executive Director Bruce Roney is not surprised by how well the shelter cats performed at the show. “More importantly than appearance, the judges were looking for animals with a friendly, outgoing personality,” he says. “And these cats had that in spades.”

Roney says that staff had many cats to choose from for this year’s show—there are currently close to 100 cats available for adoption at the shelter. Fall is traditionally a busy season at the OHS, with up to 70 cats a day arriving at the Champagne Avenue facility.

Tiger Paw and his feline show friends are now back at the OHS, relaxing in their beribboned cages as they wait for a new, loving home to come along. For more information on these show cats and other animals available for adoption, visit the OHS website at

For more information: Sharon Miko, Manager—Outreach [Tel: 725-3166 ext. 261; cell: 277-3125]

A word about the Ottawa Humane Society: The Ottawa Humane Society is a registered charity founded in 1888. The Society works in and with the community to provide leadership in the humane treatment of all animals, to address the causes of animal suffering, to encourage people to take responsibility for their animal companions, and to provide care for animals who are neglected, abused, exploited, stray, or homeless.

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