$100,000 donation helps Guelph Humane Society get nearer to $10M fundraising aim

2021-04-21 20:42:31

The Guelph Humane Society says it’s honoured to obtain $100,000 that brings the group nearer to its fundraising aim of $10 million for its new facility.

The donation is from Charlie and Diann Millage, who offered their farm years in the past and got down to higher their neighborhood with the cash, the humane society mentioned in a information launch on Wednesday.

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“We’re so grateful to Charlie and Diann,” mentioned Jennifer Fraser, the humane society’s donor relations supervisor.

“The second canine adoption room at our new constructing can be named after them, which is an excellent solution to honour Charlie’s legacy of kindness to animals and his affect on the neighborhood.”

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The humane society mentioned the reward was made simply days earlier than Charlie died on the age of 95.

“We’re grateful that Charlie and I might contribute to this mission,” mentioned Diann. “It’s an up-to-date facility that can present care to animals who so desperately want the help.”

Charlie Millage was born in 1925 on a farm in Emily Township, which is now Kawartha Lakes, and Diann mentioned animals had been part of his life from the start.

She mentioned kindness was a thread woven in Charlie’s persona.

“We felt that by supporting the marketing campaign for the brand new location of the Humane Society in Guelph, we would offer a continuation of the kindness that Charlie and I at all times tried to increase to the varied animals that we had in our dwelling,” Diann mentioned.

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The donation means the Guelph Humane Society has raised $9 million for its new constructing.

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The 18,000-square-foot facility at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. opened final month and is six occasions the scale of the previous facility on Wellington Avenue the place the humane society was housed for 50 years.

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The brand new house consists of rooms for canine and cats together with smaller animals and even house for wildlife and cattle.

The humane society has $1 million left to go in its fundraising marketing campaign and extra info on find out how to donate may be discovered on its web site.

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