BELLEVILLE – Ryan Williams, MP for Bay of Quinte, dropped by Humane Society Hastings Prince Edward’s (HSHPE) new Animal Care and Community Education Centre yesterday afternoon, July 20, 2022, for a tour and to thank the community for their ongoing support of the project.

The HSHPE Centre, located at 34 Wallbridge-Loyalist Road in Belleville, is nearing completion, with animals and staff expected to move in late summer.

Williams was toured through the building by Marilyn Lawrie, HSHPE Executive Director. Lawrie pointed out many of the building’s special animal care features, like its in-kennel access to outdoor runs, fear-free colour palette and infection-control systems.

“Congratulations to the whole team . . . on an incredible facility and on how quickly it came together. It’s a testament not only to the organizing group, but also to the community, who are behind this full force. Because of them and all involved, this is a world-class facility for animals in our region and I couldn’t be more proud,” noted Williams after the tour.

Williams and Lawrie were joined on the tour by Donna Endicott, HSHPE Board Chair, Greg Sudds, It Takes Heart Capital Campaign Committee Chair and J-C D’Amours, It Takes Heart Capital Manager.

Learn more and/or support the new Centre by visiting ItTakesHeart.ca or contacting Campaign Manager J-C D’Amours at 613-813-1917.