Nexicom Commits 126K to New Animal Care Centre
by Kassie Graham | Media Releases | October 29, 2020
Peterborough, ON (October 29th, 2020) – Local high-speed internet and telephone service provider, Nexicom, has announced its commitment of $126,000 to Our Pet Project, the Peterborough Humane Society’s campaign to build the new Animal Care Centre, and will sponsor the Centre’s Adoption Technology Hub.
“As a local company we care about keeping our communities safe and that includes our four-legged friends. This partnership is extra special because we’re able to give back to the animals in our community, to keep them safe and healthy.” says Julie Howe, Sales & Marketing Manager at Nexicom.
“2020 has been a rough year for all of us but one thing that stands out is the impact our pets have on our lives. Whether it’s keeping us fit through daily walks or being that constant companion that provides unconditional love improves our mental health. We’re so proud to be partnering with the Humane Society and we challenge other businesses in town to think outside of the box of how they can help to build this Animal Care Centre for our community”
Nexicom was founded in Millbrook in 1898 as The Turner Telephone Company and has maintained its traditional family values and community focus through the years. Current President and Owner, Clayton Zekelman, took over the business in 2016, continuing to provide big city technology paired with small town friendly service. The Nexicom team are all animal lovers, making the partnership with the Peterborough Humane Society a logical choice.
“When Jules came to me with the idea of providing support to the Humane Society’s Capital Campaign, it was an obvious and resounding yes. I share my home with three cats – they are what keeps me sane and bring me so much joy day-to-day. I know that this is the case for the thousands of pet owners in Peterborough and the Kawarthas, and beyond.” says Zekelman.
Designed by Peterborough firm, Lett Architects, the Humane Society’s new Animal Care Centre will sit on nearly 20 acres of land at 1999 Technology Drive. It will be home to the Humane Society’s Adoption and Education Centre that will serve as a community hub, and allow for expansion of their outreach, education and advocacy programs.
The Adoption Technology Hub powered by Nexicom, will provide in-person and online visitors the opportunity to view animals available for adoption and to complete their adoption application online. Computer terminals will be located in the main lobby of the facility’s Adoption & Education Centre.
The new Centre will also be home to the region’s only High Volume Spay and Neuter Clinic providing accessible services to our community, and Canada’s first Provincial Dog Rehabilitation Centre in partnership with the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society.
“The new Peterborough Animal Care Centre will set a new standard for animal wellness in Canada and we are excited to have amazing corporate partners, like our friends at Nexicom, who share our vision for the future of our community and its pets.” says Shawn Morey, Executive Director at the Peterborough Humane Society.
Our Pet Project, the campaign to build the new Peterborough Animal Care Centre, has raised over $7 million towards their $10 million goal and is looking for local businesses and animal lovers to help them cross the finish line and get their Centre built.
For more information on how you can help bring our Animal Care Centre to life, visit ourpetproject.ca!