Fonds 94-013 - Peterborough Humane Society fonds

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Peterborough Humane Society fonds

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  • 1955-1963 (Creation)
    Peterborough Humane Society

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13 cm of textual records.

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The Peterborough Humane Society opened its doors to stray, sick and abused animals around the 1940's. The objectives of the Society were to prevent cruelty to animals and birds; to provide shelter and food for animals and birds which were lost, injured or abandoned; to provide unclaimed animals and birds with homes; to investigate complaints of cruelty to animals and birds; and to create public interest in humane work. The Society had a president, secretary, officers, a board of directors and a council as well as a women's auxiliary and affiliation with other societies such as the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies. The Humane Society formerly operated from a building on Townsend Street in Peterborough. In 1957, the shelter on Lansdowne Street was built.

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This fonds was created by the Peterborough Humane Society and in the custody of Douglas Vaisey, a member of the Society, before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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This fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, procedures and financial statements regarding the Peterborough Humane Society. There is also information regarding the relationship between the Society and the City and County of Peterborough and the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Also included in the fonds are plans for the shelter on Lansdowne Street.

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This fonds was donated by Douglas Vaisey.


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Associated material located at the Peterborough Museum and Archives, the Library and Archives Canada and the Archives of Ontario.


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