Glenn Stonehouse Donates $300K to Build Animal Care Centre
by Kassie Graham | Media Releases | April 26, 2021
Peterborough, ON (April 26th, 2021) – Local business owner, Glenn Stonehouse, has made a generous gift of $300K to the fundraising campaign for the Peterborough Animal Care Centre, the Peterborough Humane Society’s innovative animal wellness facility designed for our community set to break ground in 2021.
Glenn Stonehouse, Owner/President of two local businesses Wildfire Golf Club and One Fine Food, has made a generous gift of $300,000 to the fundraising campaign for the new Centre. When asked why he chose to support the humane society, Stonehouse shared that his philanthropic focus always comes back to two key causes, underprivileged children and animals.
“A couple of years back, I had the opportunity to be involved with the Peterborough Humane Society (PHS) learning about their goals, and development in animal wellness. Through these discussions, I got a close view of the inner workings of PHS and the great work the organization is doing in our community, which is why I was excited to be a part of this very important build”.
Growing up on the family farm in Owen Sound, Glenn developed a deep love and respect for animals early on. He always had dogs in his life, from working dogs on the farm, to show dogs, and of course as companion animals. Glenn came to the Peterborough area 25 years ago, when he bought a cottage on Stony Lake, and fell in love with the area.
Peterborough Humane Society’s Executive Director, Shawn Morey, shares “We’re simply blown away by Glenn’s generosity. His commitment to the health & wellness of our community and the animals within it is going to make a huge impact on the future of animal wellness.” In recognition of Stonehouse’s gift, the Dog Adoption Program at the new Centre will be named the Glenn Allan Stonehouse Dog Adoption Program. Thanks to Stonehouse’s support, while dogs are waiting to find their forever families, they will benefit from top-level care during their time at the Centre.
The dog kennels at the new Centre will not only be larger, but also have indoor/outdoor access, providing the dogs with more space & freedom to enjoy outdoor & indoor spaces as they choose. The kennels will be grouped in pods to reduce noise and stress upon the dogs. Sliding guillotine doors will allow the kennels to double in size, should the need arise (e.g. bonded dogs that need to stay together). Beyond improved kennel space, the dogs will benefit from access to greater opportunities for enrichment & socialization.
While Glenn’s generous gift brings PHS closer to its goal, the Peterborough Humane Society still needs support to cross the finish line and build its new Centre. Fundraising for the new Centre has raised $7.5M of the $10M goal to date. Community members interested in making their own impact on the future of animal wellness and help build the new Animal Care Centre are encouraged to visit ourpetproject.ca and contact Alex Tindale, Campaign Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.