PetSmart Charities of Canada has donated $161,000 towards the Peterborough Humane Society’s capital campaign for the society’s planned humane education centre and low-cost spay/neuter clinic.
PetSmart Charities presented a cheque to the Peterborough Humane Society at the shelter’s annual fundraising event, the Furball Gala, held on Saturday, February 24th at The Venue in downtown Peterborough.
“Together, PetSmart Charities of Canada and organizations like the Peterborough Humane Society are helping to reduce pet overpopulation in this region by promoting pet adoption and providing access to more affordable, accessible spay and neuter services,” says Dani Mailing, regional relationship manager at PetSmart Charities.
The Peterborough Humane Society already has a strong relationship with the local PetSmart store (898 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough) where cats, rabbits and other small pets from the shelter are brought into the store in the hopes of being adopted and finding their forever home.
“We’re so grateful that our community believes in the great work that we do here at the Peterborough Humane Society,” says Shawn Morey, Executive Director of The Peterborough Humane Society. “Because of their belief and generosity, we are that much closer to accomplishing the task at hand of raising the much-needed funds for the new build”.
The Peterborough Humane Society’s planned new facility will be home to a humane education and adoption centre, a low-cost spay and neuter clinic, and the Ontario SPCA’s Dog Rehabilitation Centre — the first of its kind in Canada.
“It will allow us to provide better care for the animals entrusted to our care,” Morey says. “They deserve this state-of-the-art new facility.”
If you are interested in supporting the Peterborough Humane Society’s capital campaign, either as a volunteer or as a donor, contact Frances Buzcko at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can help. You can also donate online at peterboroughhumanesociety.ca.
PetSmart, North America’s largest pet retailer, founded PetSmart Charities of Canada, a registered Canadian charity, in 1999. In addition to finding forever homes for more than 25,000 shelter pets each year through its in-store adoption program in every PetSmart store, PetSmart Charities provides funding to registered charities. For more information, visit www.petsmartcharities.ca.