Peterborough Humane Society in ‘The Home Stretch’ of the Our Pet Project capital campaign

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PETERBOROUGH, ON (June 8, 2023) – Announcement

Peterborough Humane Society (PHS) has launched ‘The Home Stretch’ Campaign to raise the $3 million needed to meet the fundraising goal for the Our Pet Project capital campaign for the new Peterborough Animal Care Centre (PACC) at 1999 Technology Drive.

PHS moved to the new location in January 2023, with a grand opening celebration planned for June 24, 2023. However, more funds are still needed to bridge the gap and meet the campaign goal. To date, nearly $10 million has been raised; the remaining $3 million will be used to pay off the construction loan.

“This centre was built for the community, by the community. We are close to our goal, and need some additional support to close out the fundraising gap so we can dedicate all of our efforts and future funding to go directly to the care, programs and services for animals in need. We are incredibly grateful to all our donors that have helped us along the way. Our community’s amazing support has helped us make this decade-long dream of becoming a premier animal wellness organization a reality. This home stretch will allow us to finish the project, and allow us to set our sights on supporting more animals and individuals for generations to come.” shared Shawn Morey, Executive Director of Peterborough Humane Society

The move from the original 6,000 ft2 shelter on Lansdowne Street to the 24,000 ft2 Centre on Technology Drive in Peterborough has allowed for a Canadian-first with three programs under one roof; the Adoption and Education Centre, Peterborough Regional Spay/Neuter Clinic and the Provincial Dog Rehabilitation Centre run by the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. Since the move less than 5 months ago, over 200 animals have been adopted, over 1000 have been spayed/neutered and 13 dogs have been rehabilitated.

“We have already seen a tremendous impact on our community since moving into our new facility, and we are hopeful that more donors will join us to allow us to reach our goal, and allow us to provide even more programs and services to support our local and regional communities” says Morey “We encourage folks to come and visit the new Peterborough Animal Care Centre. Our doors are open, and we look forward to continuing our organizational mission within this incredible new Centre. We’re in the home stretch – but our commitment to improve animal wellness will never stop.”

Donations can be made online, over the phone or in-person at PACC at 1999 Technology Drive, Peterborough. Naming opportunities and major gifts can be discussed with Si Grobler the Manager, Donor Relations at or 705-760-4451.

Media Contact:
Kassie Graham, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Peterborough Humane Society | 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. The Centre is now open with a grand opening celebration planned for June 24, 2023.

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.