Peterborough’s new animal care centre is expected to be completed this fall, with the Peterborough Humane Society moving in by year’s end.
Currently under construction at 1999 Technology Drive in southeast Peterborough, the 24,000-square-foot Peterborough Animal Care Centre will house the society’s adoption and education centre and regional high-volume spay and neuter clinic, as well as the Ontario SPCA’s provincial dog rehabilitation centre — the first of its kind in Canada.
On Thursday (September 22), the Peterborough Humane Society announced it has entered into a partnership with Concord-based pet food distributor Can-Pet Inc. to sponsor the facility’s promotional and retail area. It will be named after Jade, the late dog of Can-Pet Inc. vice-president Nick Nicoloff.
Jade’s Pet Boutique will support Can-Pet Inc.’s vendors and specialize in Canadian, environmentally friendly, and economical products for consumers, according to a media release from the Peterborough Humane Society,
Jade, a border collie, was the “president and CEO” of Can-Pet Inc. as well as a company ambassador, who came to work every day for 17 years. When she wasn’t at work, Jade was a therapy dog at long-term care homes accompanied by her human mom Cindy.
“When I saw the stories on the news of the shelters across the country facing record surrender numbers and capacity levels and need for resources, I knew we needed to step in and help however we could,” Nicoloff says. “But this is just the start of the partnership — the best is yet to come. We can’t wait to see what other initiatives we can partner with our vendors and the Peterborough Humane Society to better animal wellness in our country.”
The Peterborough Humane Society is still looking to raise funds for the capital campaign, with multiple naming opportunities available.