Photos: The Peterborough Humane Society animal shelter is 6 months from completion

The Peterborough Humane Society is asking the community to help them reach their goal of raising the final $3 million needed to complete construction of their new shelter.

1999 Technology Dr.’s new facility is less than six months from completion, according to Humane Society officials.

On Wednesday, local journalists were able to take a tour of the progress.

The animal care center will be over 24,000 square feet and will include an animal adoption and education center, a high-volume, publicly accessible spay/neuter clinic and Canada’s first canine rehabilitation center, in the part of a partnership between the SPCA and the Humane Society.

With the help of many community members throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the project was kept on time and on budget, according to Executive Director Shawn Morey.

“Thanks to the many local contractors and suppliers and the hard work on this project, we were able to stay on track,” Morey said.

Peterborough Humane Society staff Julie Howe, Manager, Communications and Development, and Executive Director Shawn Morey were on hand to give a tour of the new Peterborough Animal Care Center on Technology Drive on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in Peterborough, Ontario. The Humane Society is seeking to raise the final $3 million needed to complete the shelter.

“The mainstay of this project is funding, and with the support of the community, we can achieve our goal of revolutionizing animal care in Peterborough and beyond.

The animal care center has accepted many donations over the past two years since launching its fundraiser.

“Home is almost there, we’re so close to our goal, but we really need community support to get there,” Morey said.

By donating, endorsing and spreading the word about the campaign, it will help the Peterborough Humane Society achieve its goals of creating a home for animals who are waiting for forever homes, he said.

“The Peterborough Animal Care Center will revolutionize animal care, and not just in Peterborough. but for our great region. This will put our community on the map, but we still need the help of our community to make it happen,” said Morey.

— Examination staff

Benjamin M. Yerger