Fundraiser: Peterborough’s newest pet store pledges $ 25,000 to the Humane Society center


The Peterborough Humane Society’s fundraising campaign to build a new animal care center received a big boost from a newcomer to the city.

“The Peterborough Humane Society is delighted to announce that a new business member of the community, Ren’s Pets, has pledged $ 25,000 to our fundraising campaign for the Peterborough Animal Care Center,” said Emily Craigen, Communications and Development Coordinator at the Peterborough Humane Society. Society.

Ren’s Pets pledge will include annual contributions of $ 3,000 over five years that will be allocated to PHS’s fundraising campaign to build the new Animal Care Center, as well as an in-kind donation of equipment and supplies. of grooming valued at $ 10,000.

“We are delighted to be partnering with the Peterborough Humane Society,” said Scott Arsenault, CEO of Ren’s Pets. “We love being a part of the pet community where we have stores, and our relationship with PHS will be at the heart of that with the opening of our new store. ”

In recognition of the support of Ren’s Pets, the grooming room at the new center will be named Ren’s Pets.

“We’ve been looking to open a Ren’s store in Peterborough for some time now,” said Arsenault. “We’re excited to be able to meet pet parents and their pets for the holidays, and show them all the top quality foods, toys and treats we stock from the top brands in our stores. They will find that we have an amazing loyalty program, knowledgeable staff, in-store scales to weigh their pets anytime, a home delivery culture, largest selection of raw foods, grooming products professionals, and more.

The new Ren’s Pets store opens Tuesday at 871 Rye Street, at Starbucks. Customers can get $ 20 to shop during the Grand Opening by joining Ren’s Rewards by visiting

Food collection

Central Smith Ice Cream is collecting non-perishable food for Kawartha Food Share in hopes of filling one of their huge trucks before the campaign ends on December 17th. They challenge community members to drop off donations at the Central Smith location at 739 Lindsay Rd., Selwyn or any of the other participating businesses, schools or associations. The goods will be assembled on December 17 and delivered to Kawartha Food Share.

Suggested donation items include grains, beans and legumes, peanut butter, rice, oats, pasta, pasta sauce, granola bars, canned fruits and vegetables, meats canned soup, chili, stew, children’s snacks, condiments, spices, broth or broth. , cooking oil and juice.

Drop off locations include Apollo Grill, Applewood Retirement Residence, Chemong Public School, Dan Joyce Clothing, Ennismore Eagles, Flossophy, Full Tilt Cycle, Great Canadian RV, Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Hanoi House, Hi Ho Silver, Holiday Inn, Jesse’s Tap & Grill, Kawartha Buttertart Factory, Kia Peterborough, Lakefield Herald, McWilliams Moving & Storage Ltd., Modern Makers Market, Nature’s Plate, Publican House Brewery, SOS Save Our Soles, Style Boutique, Sullivan Law, Taso’s, The Pizza Factory, Two Peterborough’s Cookshop and Women’s Business Network Dishes.

Fundraising for an art exhibition

Camp Kawartha hosted its first-ever fundraiser for an art exhibit and sale on November 21 at the Environmental Center on Pioneer Road. It was a complete success. The four-hour event raised nearly $ 2,100 which will be used for the Centre’s programming.

The organizers thank the participating artists for their generosity, as well as all those who attended and made purchases.

Local artists David Goyette, Corin Forrester, David Hickey, Carol and Ralph Ingleton, Sheila MacLeod Potter and Stephanie Forrester exhibited and sold their work which included paintings, hand-painted Christmas cards, carved metal birds and pen and ink drawings on birch bark. The artists donated half of all the money earned through sales to the Center.

Due to the success of this event, the organizers are planning to do it again, only bigger and better. If you would like to be a part of it, sign up as a volunteer by emailing Susan at [email protected]


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