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Construction Update: September, 2023
September 20, 2023


Sept 20, 2023

PEI Humane Society to pause construction of new animal shelter


The PEI Humane Society has had to make the difficult decision to pause construction on its new animal shelter due to significant unforeseen cost increases.


“This decision is made after careful consideration from our board of directors and the shelter’s management team,” says Ashley Travis, development & communications coordinator. “The project will be put on hold until funding is secured.”


With inflation and a shortage of skilled tradespeople causing prices to soar, the budget for the project has inflated beyond expected increases and the shelter is making the decision to pause construction so that the project’s costs do not impact any of its other operations.


“The last thing we want is to put any of our community services at risk,” says Travis. “So we’re pausing for now to ensure we’re able to keep operating as usual. This pause will not impact shelter operations.”


About the PEIHS: The PEI Humane Society is a registered charitable 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




Ashley Travis

Development and Communications Coordinator, PEI Humane Society

902-940-0697 –

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