Peterborough business owner Peter Blodgett donates $100,000 to new animal wellness facility

Lounge in adoption centre lobby of Peterborough Animal Care Centre will be named in his honour

Peter Blodgett, owner of Darling Insurance, with Lexie. Although Blodgett is allergic to all animals, he has donated $100,000 towards the construction of the Peterborough Humane Society's new animal care centre. (Supplied photo)
Peter Blodgett, owner of Darling Insurance, with Lexie. Although Blodgett is allergic to all animals, he has donated $100,000 towards the construction of the Peterborough Humane Society's new animal care centre. (Supplied photo)

Peter Blodgett, owner of Darling Insurance in Peterborough, Lakefield, and Omemee, has donated $100,000 towards the construction of the Peterborough Humane Society’s new animal care centre.

Construction of the animal wellness facility, to be located at 1999 Technology Drive, began in May.

“Truthfully, I’m allergic to all animals,” Blodgett says. “But I have been involved in the farm community throughout my life and have a great appreciation for animals big and small. I’ve been observing the work of the Peterborough Humane Society and the positive impact they are making in our community over the past few years and wanted to get behind their mission.”

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Blodgett is well known for supporting charitable causes in the community. He is a founding member of “Loonies on the Street” and has helped raise nearly $2 million dollars for Kawartha Food Share over the past 20 years. He has also served on many boards, including Peterborough Musicfest and chairing Fairhaven long-term care home’s capital campaign.

“Peter has been a wonderful friend and supporter of the Peterborough Humane Society for years, but this recent donation truly has us humbled,” says Shawn Morey, executive director of the Peterborough Humane Society.

In recognition of Blodgett’s donation, the lounge in the adoption centre lobby of the Peterborough Animal Care Centre will be named the Peter D. Blodgett Darling Insurance Lounge.

With Blodgett’s donation, the Peterborough Humane Society has now raised more than $7.6 million of its $10 million fundraising goal.

For more information about the new Peterborough Animal Care Centre and to donate to the campaign, visit www.ourpetproject.ca.

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