FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2022
The PEI Humane Society sets a goal of $100,000 for annual fundraising campaign
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The PEI Humane Society’s annual fundraising campaign has officially launched, setting a goal of raising $100,000 toward animal care.
PEI’s only animal shelter has not been exempted from rising inflation. The shelter’s staff have seen a 134% increase in surrenders in 2022, and the facility has been overwhelmed as a result.
“For the first time in years, we have a waitlist for intakes for select species,” says Ashley Travis, development & communications coordinator for the shelter. “We have a list of rabbit, cat, and kitten owners who are waiting for kennels to open up before we can accept their animal.”
“With this many animals coming in, our costs have gone way up. We are seeing more animals in need of surgery, animals with unique health issues, and those with behavioural needs that increase their length of stay at the shelter. We want to be ready for what 2023 has in store.”
The shelter will be circulating returnable donation envelopes via standard mail with information for those who wish to donate. For those who wish to contribute online, they can visit the shelter’s website: BY CLICKING HERE
About the PEIHS: The PEI Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization that operates the Island’s only shelter for lost, injured and homeless companion animals.
Mission: “To advance animal welfare protection province-wide aligned to the Animal Welfare Act, and champion best practices in prevention, sheltering, and placement of companion animals.” For more information regarding the Society’s programs and services, visit www.peihumanesociety.com.
Development and Communications Coordinator
PEI Humane Society