Mobile Animal Units In Peterborough Prevented 2,000 Potentially Unwanted Pets

In just three days in Peterborough from August 16th to 18th, a mobile unit partnership spayed and neutered 48 animals—preventing close to an estimated 2,000 potentially unwanted kittens and puppies, and provided wellness examinations to 42 animals who may not have otherwise received the care.

In partnership with the Peterborough Humane Society, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit and the Niagara SPCA and Humane Society’s Mobile Wellness Unit were in Peterborough for this special event. The two state-of-the-art mobile units were stationed at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre.

Photo of mobile unit courtesy Peterborough Humane Society

Photo of mobile unit courtesy Peterborough Humane Society

“The Peterborough Humane Society is incredibly thankful for the support provided by our friends at the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society and Niagara SPCA and Humane Society to bring mobile wellness services to our community this past weekend,” says Shawn Morey, Executive Director, Peterborough Humane Society.

Photo of mobile unit courtesy Peterborough Humane Society

Photo of mobile unit courtesy Peterborough Humane Society

The mobile units have been traveling across the province this summer in a collaborative effort to reduce pet overpopulation and reach underserved pet owners. Only five percent of pet owners who brought their pet to the mobile clinic in Peterborough had a regular veterinarian.

“Many people accessing these services don’t have a regular veterinarian for routine care,” says Daryl Vaillancourt, Chief, Humane Programs & Community Outreach, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “These mobile clinics ensure pets receive basic care and give us an opportunity to talk to pet owners about pet care and the importance of establishing a relationship with a local veterinarian for regular checkups.”

Left to right: John Greer, Shawn Morey & Daryl Vaillancourt

Left to right: John Greer, Shawn Morey & Daryl Vaillancourt

“This is a great example of the collaborative effort of like-minded humane societies,” says John Greer, Executive Director, Niagara SPCA and Humane Society.

“With our mobile efforts we are able to reach into communities and provide services that they would not otherwise be able to receive, making for healthier animals and communities.”

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Anonymous Donor Pledges $50,000 To Peterborough Humane Society's Our Pet Project Campaign

A Toronto-based donor who wishes to remain anonymous has pledged $50,000 to “Our Pet Project”, Peterborough Humane Society’s campaign to build a first-of-its-kind new Animal Care Centre in the community.

“When we heard that the Peterborough Humane Society is going to be building a new state-of-the-art facility, we jumped at the opportunity to help out,” the couple who made the donation say. “Like everyone on the planet, we love our pets! Our wish is that all pets should receive nothing but the best care and a loving home, and this centre will be a massive step toward that goal. We look forward to seeing the Peterborough Animal Centre becoming a reality."

Rendering of future home of Peterborough Humane Society

Rendering of future home of Peterborough Humane Society

“This $50,000 gift gets us one step closer to building our greatly needed new Centre,” says Shawn Morey, Executive Director at the Peterborough Humane Society. “We, however, continue to need the support of individuals and our community to reach our goal and make this vision to lead the way in animal welfare, a reality. I encourage people to join us and make this their Pet Project.”

In addition to this gift, the Humane Society has received generous contributions from local families and businesses. There has also been a significant investment of $1.68 million from the City of Peterborough, and $2 million from the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. This takes its Our Pet Project campaign well over the halfway mark in reaching its $10 million fundraising goal. 

Designed by Peterborough-based Lett Architects (see renderings in this post), the new Peterborough Animal Care Centre will sit on 20 acres of land on Technology Drive and will be a Canadian first, setting a new standard and raising the bar for animal shelters across the country.

Rendering of future home of Peterborough Humane Society

Rendering of future home of Peterborough Humane Society

The purpose-built facility will house the Humane Society’s new Adoption and Education Centre, which is designed with animals’ well-being in mind—providing more space, natural light and less stress. The space will be open and inviting, serving as a community hub and allowing for expansion of the Humane Society’s outreach, education and advocacy programs.

The Peterborough Animal Care Centre will also be home to Canada’s first Provincial Dog Rehab Centre (in partnership with the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society), and the region’s only High-Volume Spay/Neuter Clinic. The Humane Society anticipates that more than 5,000 animals will benefit from this service each year, reducing the number of unwanted pets in the province, supporting other local rescue groups and helping animals become available for adoption sooner.

[Related: How the New Peterborough Humane Society Will Be Gamechanger for Peterborough; 5 Things You May Not Know About Peterborough Humane Society]

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Peterborough Humane Society Has 8 Adorable Potcake Puppies To Adopt

The Peterborough Humane Society has eight healthy, happy and busy potcake puppies that are now available for adoption.

These adorable pups from the Bahamas have been in the care of the Peterborough Humane Society for the past six weeks and are now ready to go to their forever homes. Puppies are not often available, so this is a wonderful opportunity for the community and the team at the PHS to enjoy the wonder of cute, wiggly puppies.

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There has been much interest in these puppies—Embrace, Destra, Happy, Welcome, Beta, Alpha, Delta and Friend. The cost to adopt a puppy is $500. They have received their Rabies vaccine, are spayed or neutered, and have been microchipped. 

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The puppies are a variety of mixed breeds but will all grow to become medium sized dogs. 

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An application must be presented to the team at the shelter (385 Lansdowne Street East) in person between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 31st.  (Note: No applications over the phone or email will be accepted.)

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All applications will be reviewed by their Operations Manager to ensure that they find these beautiful pups their new forever home!

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The Peterborough Humane Society advocates for the welfare of animals by improving their lives, alleviating suffering, rescuing, providing shelter, healing, facilitating adoption and reducing pet overpopulation.

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Watch: Lakefield's Instagram Dog Celebrity Owen The Griff In Serena Ryder's New Christmas Video

Millbrook’s pride and joy Serena Ryder, who attended PCVS in Peterborough, has just released a new Christmas video called “Christmas Kisses”. The title track from her very first holiday album, the song spotlights rescue dogs from the Ontario SPCA and dog influencers wearing festive styles.

One of the dog influencers starring in the video is none other than Lakefield’s Owen the Griff, who has
73,000+ fans on Instagram.

Owen the Griff

Owen the Griff

“One of Serena’s people reached out to us via email,” Owen’s owner/”Momager” Lisa Besseling tells PTBOCanada. “It was filmed at a small studio in Toronto. We were really happy to be a part of this and help bring awareness to supporting animal shelters at this time of year.”

Indeed, the fit was great for Owen the Griff, as he has been an important influencer on Our Pet Project, the Peterborough Humane Society’s capital fundraising campaign to build a new state of the art facility in Peterborough to replace the existing one they are in that opened in 1956.

Watch the video below and spread the word about this great video raising awareness for rescue dogs…

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Watch: Peterborough Humane Society Picks Up 8 Dogs In Montreal Transferred From South Korean Meat Farm

On Friday, November 9th some members of the Peterborough Humane Society team including Executive Director Shawn Morey and Manager of Development & Outreach Susan Dunkley travelled to Montreal to pick up eight dogs transferred there from a South Korean meat farm.

Susan Dunkley helping load a dog onto the truck

Susan Dunkley helping load a dog onto the truck

This was part of a collaboration with Humane Society International, and resulted in PHS giving these dogs a new chance at life. They will soon be up for adoption here in Peterborough, looking for their forever homes.

Shawn Morey in Montreal during the transfer to Peterborough

Shawn Morey in Montreal during the transfer to Peterborough

Watch the video below (it has garnered over 10,000 views already) to learn more as our agency StudioPTBO documented the day…

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