GUELPH, ON (October 31, 2017) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is asking the community for donations to help cover the cost of veterinary care for a cat that was hit by a car on Sunday night. ‘Domino’, as he has been affectionately named by the staff at GHS, was rescued from College Ave. in Guelph by a compassionate pizza delivery driver, who immediately took him to a veterinary clinic for help. His quick thinking and fast response ensured that Domino, a beautiful orange tabby, had a fighting chance to receive the life-saving care that he desperately needs.

Last night, Domino underwent a 2-hour surgery to repair the internal trauma that was likely caused by a car rolling over him. Domino suffered many injuries due to the trauma, including damage to his internal organs, chest, and leg. The costs of his veterinary care are estimated to be over $2500.


“Domino had his surgery on Monday night, and is doing well in his recovery so far,” says Lisa Veit, Associate Director.  “The coming days will be important in Domino’s journey, but he has shown that he has a fighting spirit and we continue to be hopeful about a full recovery.”


For those interested in following Domino’s journey, regular updates will be posted on the Society’s Facebook page:


Domino is receiving expert veterinary care, and round-the-clock monitoring at Campus Estates Animal Hospital. He will require oxygen support for at least a couple of more days while his lungs heal, and the bruising and swelling subsides. He is on 12 different medications, including pain, antibiotics, and gastro-intestinal protectants. Following his hospital stay, Domino will go into a foster-home to continue recovering before going up for adoption.


The GHS is asking the community to consider making a donation to the organization’s Duke’s Fund, which helps pay for emergency veterinary expenses for Domino, and other animals like him that come into the GHS care every day. The GHS currently has over 185 cats under their care, many with complex medical issues.  As a non-profit, charitable organization, the GHS relies solely on the community’s support to help animals like Domino get the care they need.


Guelph Humane Society:

The Guelph Humane Society advocates for all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives it can influence, through care, education, community support, protection, and leadership. Founded in 1893, the Guelph Humane Society provides care and shelter for approximately 3,000 homeless, stray, injured and abused animals each year in Guelph and Wellington County. GHS is a registered charitable, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. Visit to discover more.


PHOTO: Domino before receiving life-saving surgery


Media Contact:

Adrienne McBride
Executive Director