New Peterborough Pet Care Center Receives $260,000 Grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada

Construction of the new Peterborough Animal Care Center at 1999 Technology Drive in southeast Peterborough in January 2022. The new facility, which will include the Peterborough Humane Society Adoption and Education Center and the Regional Clinic for High-Volume Spay and Spay and Spaying Center as well as the Ontario SPCA’s Provincial Center for Canine Rehabilitation Center, expected to be completed in late 2022. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Humane Society)

The Peterborough Humane Society and the SPCA and Humane Society of Ontario have received a $260,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada for the new Peterborough Animal Care Centre.

Currently under construction at 1999 Technology Drive in southeast Peterborough, the 24,000 square foot facility will house the Peterborough Humane Society Adoption and Education Center and Regional High Volume Sterilization and Sterilization Clinic , as well as the Ontario SPCA’s Provincial Canine Rehabilitation Center – the first of its kind in Canada.

The Peterborough Humane Society will use most of the grant to purchase the medical equipment required for the regional high-volume spaying and sterilization clinic. The clinic, which will serve the public as well as other animal rescue organizations, will provide up to 25 surgeries a day, helping 5,000 pets and their families each year.

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“PetSmart Charities of Canada has been a phenomenal partner on this journey to the new center,” Shawn Morey, CEO of the Peterborough Humane Society, said in a press release. “Their support brings us that much closer to being able to raise the bar for animal care in our community and beyond.”

Another $75,000 of the grant will go to the Ontario SPCA’s Provincial Canine Rehabilitation Center, which will help dogs that need more support and care than a regular shelter can provide. It will contain several unique features, including hydrotherapy equipment, indoor and outdoor off-leash areas, flexible training rooms, specialist training classes and a true family lounge to help dogs practice living in an environment. family.

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“We are grateful to receive this grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada to help bring the Provincial Canine Rehabilitation Center to life,” said Dr. Stephanie Black, Chief Veterinarian of the SPCA and Humane Society of Ontario. “Once completed, this center will fill a critical and important gap in current services by meeting the individualized needs of the most difficult-to-adopt dogs.”

PetSmart Charities of Canada, a registered Canadian charity independent of the PetSmart chain of pet stores in Canada, has awarded over $14 million for animal welfare activities. To date, the charity has donated over $421,000 to the Peterborough Animal Care Centre.

The Ontario SPCA Provincial Dog Rehabilitation Centre, which will help dogs that need more support and care than a regular shelter can provide.  It will contain several unique features, including hydrotherapy equipment, indoor and outdoor off-leash areas, flexible training rooms, specialist training classes and a true family lounge to help dogs practice living in an environment. family.  (Courtesy of the Peterborough Humane Society)
The Ontario SPCA Provincial Dog Rehabilitation Centre, which will help dogs that need more support and care than a regular shelter can provide. It will contain several unique features, including hydrotherapy equipment, indoor and outdoor off-leash areas, flexible training rooms, specialist training classes and a true family lounge to help dogs practice living in an environment. family. (Courtesy of the Peterborough Humane Society)

“We recognize the need for accessible health and wellness services for pets, which is why we are delighted that the new Animal Care Center will help bring these services to the Peterborough community,” said Dani LaGiglia, Senior Community Grants Manager at PetSmart Charities of Canada. . “Not only will the center help more animals find homes, it will also help more animals receive the care they need for their health and well-being. »

Construction of the center is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. For more information or to donate, visit www.ourpetproject.ca and ontariospca.ca/dogrehab.

Boyd S. Abbott