Peterborough Humane Society Celebrates the Grand Opening of the Peterborough Animal Care Centre

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PETERBOROUGH, ON (June 24, 2023) – Announcement

Over a decade in the making, on June 24, 2023 the Peterborough Humane Society (PHS) celebrated the official Grand Opening of the Peterborough Animal Care Centre (PACC).

The official ribbon cutting and speeches took place at 1999 Technology Drive in Peterborough. Local dignitaries, capital campaign donors and community members were in attendance for the historic day.

“This is a ground-breaking day for animal wellness. The original concept was dreamt up over 10 years ago. It is such a privilege to officially open the doors and commemorate this day with our supporters.” shares Shawn Morey, Executive Director at Peterborough Humane Society. “Thanks to the hard work of our staff and volunteers, and the support of our community we have made this dream of bringing this state-of-the-art facility a reality.”

The celebratory event catered to all members of the community, including our furry friends. The Pet Zone featured a lure course, dog pools, ball pits and more for animals to enjoy. Face painting, crafts and chalk drawing made for a fun day for kids and families. The community also enjoyed barbeque and brews out on the new patio, and visitors had the opportunity to learn about all the services provided at PACC.

“It is so amazing to see everyone come together to celebrate this exciting day. From the volunteers and staff working the event, our local business community joining in the festivities and those who came out to celebrate; every bit of support means the world to PHS. This Centre was built because of the incredible support from our community.” said Morey. “To have this leading-edge facility in Peterborough is truly momentous and will advance our entire region forward.”

The Peterborough Humane Society recently launched the latest stage of the capital campaign to raise the final $3 million needed to meet the $13 million goal for the Our Pet Project. Completing ‘The Home Stretch’ of the fundraising campaign will allow PHS to focus on expanding services and improving animal wellness. Information on the new Centre and the fundraising campaign can be found on

Event Sponsor: Tri-Line Electric Ltd.
Media Sponsor: Corus Entertainment Inc. Peterborough
Pet Zone Sponsor: Peterborough Mitsubishi
Food Zone Sponsor: That’s A Wrap Catering

Media Contact
Kassie Graham, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Peterborough Humane Society
1999 Technology Drive, Peterborough ON | Cell: 705.872.1648

About Our Pet Project
Our Pet Project is the capital campaign for the new Peterborough Animal Care Centre (PACC). A Canadian First, this innovative Centre hosts three programs under one roof. A publicly accessible Spay and Neuter Clinic, an Education and Adoption Centre and a leading-edge Dog Rehabilitation Centre in partnership with the Ontario SPCA & Humane Society. Peterborough Humane Society has launched ‘The Home Stretch’ Campaign to raise the $3 million needed to meet the fundraising goal for the Our Pet Project capital campaign.

About the Peterborough Humane Society
The Peterborough Humane Society (PHS) is a registered charity that advocates for animals by rescuing lost, stray and homeless pets throughout Peterborough County. It is an Open Admission for Life Centre and the largest animal shelter in Peterborough County. All animals in their care receive veterinary care, vaccinations and are microchipped, and spayed/neutered prior to being adopted. PHS does not receive any government or institutional funding for their operations and relies on generous donations from the community.