GUELPH, ON (January 14, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is only weeks away from moving into their new home at 190 Hanlon Creek Boulevard in the south end of Guelph, with plans to gain occupancy in early Spring 2021. But there is one catch: GHS has not yet reached their fundraising goals for the new building.
“We’re calling upon our community and really asking them to give to this project,” says Adrienne McBride, Executive Director at GHS. “We’re about 75% of the way to our $10 million goal. And with COVID-19 restrictions in place for the majority of the last year, this time has been especially challenging for our organization.”
In a brand-new video released by GHS today (available at www.UnleashingHope.ca), the public is given a brief look inside the new building, as well as specific details about the facility. From an outdoor “catio” for cats to explore the sounds and scents of outside, to large exercise runs outside for dogs to burn off energy and explore their new world, the building at 190 Hanlon Creek Boulevard will be more reflective of today’s standards of animal welfare.
“We wanted to build something that was more than just an animal shelter,” adds McBride. “GHS has been in our current location for more than 50 years. Our team is doing such incredible work, and we need a space that reflects that. We also wanted to make sure we created a space that brought our community in. Think of it as a community animal centre.”
In the video, Dr. Shane Bateman, Chair of the GHS Board, refers to the new building as “a beacon of animal care and animal welfare, not only for our community but across the country.”
This building is an investment in the Guelph and Wellington County community, and GHS is looking to the community to help invest in it.
To view the newly released video, or to learn more about donating to the new GHS building, head to www.UnleashingHope.ca.
About the Guelph Humane Society
The Guelph Humane Society advocates for all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives it can influence, through care, education, community support, protection, and leadership. Founded in 1893, the Guelph Humane Society provides care and shelter for approximately 3,000 homeless, stray, injured and abused animals each year in Guelph and Wellington County. GHS is a registered charitable, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. Visit www.guelphhumane.ca to discover more.
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