March 9, 2018 – Peterborough, ON–Shawn Morey, Executive Director of The Peterborough Humane Society, is delighted to announce that on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the local animal shelter’s signature fundraising event, the Furball Gala, PetSmart Smart Charities of Canada made a generous six-figure grant to support the future new build for the Peterborough Humane Society.

“We’re pleased to support the Peterborough Humane Society’s capital campaign for a new humane education centre and low-cost spay/neuter clinic with a $161,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada,” said Dani Mailing, regional relationship manager at granting organization. “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.”

In addition to this grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada, the Peterborough Humane Society also has a strong relationship with their local PetSmart store 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 Mr. Morey. “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”.

Once constructed, the Peterborough Humane Society’s new facility will be home to three vital programs in animal welfare: A humane education and adoption centre; a low-cost spay and neuter clinic, and the Ontario SPCA’s Dog Rehabilitation Centre—a first-of-its-kind in Canada. It will be an will allow us to provide better care for the animals entrusted to our care—they deserve this state of the art new facility.” stated Mr. Morey.

While strong efforts are being made by the volunteers of our community to raise capital funds for the Peterborough Humane Society’s new capital project, we need the support of everyone in our region. If you are interested in supporting the Capital Campaign, either as a volunteer or as a donor, please contact Frances Buzcko for more information on how you can help.

About PetSmart Charities of Canada:

PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered Canadian charity with a mission to find lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together.  In addition to finding homes for more than 25,000 shelter pets each year through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart stores, PetSmart Charities of Canada provides funding to registered charities aligned with its mission through four key areas of grant support: Preventing Pet Homelessness; Helping Shelter Pets Thrive; Supporting the Bond Between People and Pets; and Providing Emergency Relief and Disaster Support. Each year, half-a-million generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities of Canada using the pin pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores.  In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses 89 cents of every dollar donated and has become a leading funder of animal welfare in Canada, donating more than $14 million to date.  PetSmart Charities of Canada is a member of Imagine Canada and is independent from PetSmart, Inc. To learn more, visit


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