Fundraising: Peterborough Humane Society receives financial boost from Kawartha Downs


The Peterborough Humane Society (PHS) received a $25,000 donation from Kawartha Downs. The funds are intended for Our Pet Project, PHS’ fundraising campaign for the construction of its new Peterborough Animal Care Center (PACC).

In recognition of this generous donation, PHS will name a dog adoption suite in honor of Kawartha Downs, as well as recognize them on the donor wall located in the lobby of the new PACC.

“The support of local businesses like Kawartha Downs is extremely important to the success of this project,” said Shawn Morey, CEO of the Peterborough Humane Society. “This new center will set a new standard in animal welfare and care. Peterborough will be part of a Canadian first, which will support our local businesses and our community. We are grateful for these relationships, they are a true representation of what makes our region so remarkable.

The new 24,000+ square foot Peterborough Animal Care Center is located at 1999 Technology Dr. Construction is expected to be complete this winter. The center will include three programs under one roof: a state-of-the-art animal education and adoption center, a high-volume, publicly accessible spay/neuter clinic, and a provincial partnered canine rehabilitation center. with the Ontario SPCA and the Humane Society.

“Kawartha Downs is very proud of its community partnership with the Peterborough Animal Care Centre… (and) would like to recognize the hard work and dedication of the Peterborough Animal Care Center in caring for the most vulnerable pets in our community,” said Summer from Kawartha Downs. Nickerson-Hagen. “Kawartha Downs provides entertainment for families and supports the community. We are also all animal lovers here!”

Our pet project raised 80% of the total amount required to build the new pet care center. To donate visit

Senior Dog Auction

Elderdog Peterborough is holding an online Christmas auction from November 20 to November 26. Funds raised are used to cover veterinary fees for senior dogs and other costs associated with ElderDog’s work.

Auction items include items for pets and their humans, including gift cards, certificates and gift baskets. You can also bid on unique items such as a pet portrait or a pet first aid course. Check back often as more items are added.

To participate in the auction, visit

Elderdog Canada is a national registered charity dedicated to helping aging people, aging dogs and their relationship. They provide free in-home support for pets, helping with the care and well-being of senior dogs. They also rehome older dogs who have lost their human companions due to illness, long-term care placement, or death.

For more information, visit, follow them on Facebook @ElderDogPtbo, or email [email protected]

Wheelchair dinner

A benefit dinner will be held at Trent University’s Seasoned Spoon Café on Tuesday, November 22 at 5:30 p.m. to raise funds for the purchase of a new wheelchair for senior Dorothy Taylor.

“Dorothy actively works for her community as a traditional Ojibwe elder, hand thresher and water environmental activist. She is one of the founders of the Circle of Sacred Water, a group of community volunteers that promotes a traditional Indigenous, scientific and environmental message about ‘water is life,’” read a statement for the event.

Dinner is a four-course meal prepared with local and seasonal ingredients. The cost is $25 per person. Registration is mandatory. To register, visit and search for Elder Dorothy Taylor Benefit Dinner.

In late 2000, Elder Dorothy was diagnosed with limb and girdle muscular dystrophy which left her dependent on a wheelchair. She needs a new all-terrain wheelchair to stay safe and active so she can continue to volunteer and share her knowledge with the community, including individuals, organizations and schools.

Can’t cook dinner, but want to help? Donations can also be made on the GoFundMe campaign page. Visit


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