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Expanding our Paw Print Capital Campaign - 4933


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Expanding our Paw Print Capital Campaign - 4933

Since the completion of Phase I of the Expanding Our Pawprint Capital Campaign in 2018, the PEI Humane Society has been preparing to complete Phase 2 of the project, which would expand our current facility from 7,000 to over 15,000 square feet.

With the on-set of the covid-19 pandemic, fundraising and construction planning for Phase 2 ground to a halt.

Thanks to the pandemic and issues around zoning, the shelter team could not find a suitable location that would allow us to house our animals, staff, and operations under one roof. With the huge extension of our project thanks to the pandemic and the lengthening timeline of looking for a temporary facility, costs were rising, and a decision had to be made. Finally, we fell on the answer: building right in our own backyard.

Whereas the original plans for our capital project were built upon an expansion of the current facility, new designs and modern heating techniques would benefit greatly from a completely new building where construction would not have to work around the existing structure. The new plans for our shelter center around building an entirely new structure at the back of our land on Sherwood Road, behind where the current shelter stands. The building we are in presently will act as our home until the new build is completed in the winter of 2023.

The current shelter, which has stood since 1993, will remain where it is. Plans are underway for what we will do with the space in the future, but our intention is to keep the facility and instead turn our beautiful 2-acre property into a campus focused on advancing animal welfare on Prince Edward Island for all Islanders and their companion animals.

So, what will the new shelter look like?

The new build will include the 15,000+ square foot shelter; newly reconfigured to face Sherwood road, an enlarged parking lot, a beautiful memorial monument and gardens for visitors to explore, as well as the former shelter building, which we plan to keep to house business opportunities in the future.

Naturally, as this project has been delayed, redesigned, and now moved, we plan to begin fundraising once again to assist with the costs of the build. Based on current plans, the new build will cost an additional $1,700,000 over what we have already fundraised.

How can the public get involved?

If you are interested in getting involved in our capital expansion project, we have many different ways you can do so. Please see the donation options on this page and see the Memorial Monument page for additional donation options as well.

Donations made to the PEI Humane Society are eligible for tax receipts as we are a registered charitable organization.

Contact us today to learn more about the Expanding Our Paw Print Campaign.  Naming opportunities are available.  The PEI Humane Society will accept gifts of securities or real estate.  Pledges to the campaign can be made up to a five year period. 

Contact Ashley Travis, Development & Communications Coordinator at 902-892-1190, ext 32

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