A bit of the brand new Peterborough Animal Care Centre can be named after Peter Blodgett following the businessman’s $100,000 donation to the challenge.
On Thursday, the Peterborough Humane Society introduced Blodgett’s reward to its Our Pet Challenge fundraising marketing campaign for the $10-million Peterborough Animal Care Centre being constructed at 1999 Know-how Dr. within the metropolis’s east finish. Floor was damaged on the challenge final month for the centre, which can exchange the humane society’s growing older, cramped animal shelter on Lansdowne Avenue East. The centre will boast an adoptions centre and spay and neuter clinic, a provincial canine rehabilitation centre and workplaces.
Blodgett, president of Darling Insurance coverage, says he wished to get behind the challenge after seeing the “optimistic influence” the humane society makes locally.
“Honestly, I’m allergic to all animals, however I’ve been concerned within the farm group all through my life and have an ideal appreciation for animals massive and small,” he stated. “I’ve been observing the work of the Peterborough Humane Society and the optimistic influence they’re making in our group over the previous few years and wished to get behind their mission.”
In recognition of Blodgett’s reward, the lounge within the adoption centre foyer of the brand new centre can be named the Peter D. Blodgett Darling Insurance coverage Lounge, the humane society introduced.
“Peter has been an exquisite good friend and supporter of the Peterborough Humane Society for years, however this current donation actually has us humbled,” stated Shawn Morey, the humane society’s government director. “The truth that he acknowledges the worth of our new centre and what it can do for Peterborough and the Kawarthas is phenomenal. It’s people like Peter who make this group as robust as it’s.”
Blodgett is well-known locally as a founding member of the Loonies on the Avenue fundraiser, which has raised practically $2 million over 20 years for Kawartha Meals Share. He’s additionally chairperson of the capital marketing campaign for Fairhaven long-term care and serves on the board for Peterborough MusicFest.
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