The PEI Humane Society (PEIHS) is engaged in a public capital campaign for a $2.9 million renovation to the Sherwood Road facility. With the help of donors, over $1.6 million has already been raised.
The Expanding Our Paw Print project will help create a safe and welcoming facility that promotes the health of the companion animals in care and across the province. Phase I is now complete adding a new addition which allowed staff to move out of the basement. Phase II will relocate the shelter to a temporary space for a year while major construction finishes the redesign of the animal care space.
The Expanding our Paw Print project will help transform the facility into a shelter that focuses on prevention; increasing capacity is not the goal. The principles of the new design are to create an environment that reduces animal stress, controls disease and addresses critical issues like air quality, temperature and disease control. The new building will be fully accessible. There will be improved public space, a private pet surrender area, a full surgical suite with additional exercise and enrichment space throughout the building. The renovation will add new sick bays, recovery rooms and treatment facilities for sick and injured animals.
Phase II Construction will begin when the PEIHS has reached 80 per cent of the fundraising goal. No operational funding was or will be used for the project. Any monetary gifts are tax deductible. Individuals and groups wishing to support the Expanding our Paw Print campaign may do so in any of the following ways: a one-time cash gift; a multi-year pledge commitment that can be completed over three years; a gift of securities; a donation of assets that can be converted to cash such as real estate, a car, etc; an eligible gift in kind of materials, services or equipment needed for the renovation. There are naming opportunities for donations of $1000 or more.
For information about the Expanding Our Paw Print project or to make a donation, visit peihumanesociety.com/pawprint/. The PEI Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization which operates the Island’s only shelter for lost, injured, and homeless companion animals.