Broome Residents Make A Difference At Front Street Dog Shelter


(Dickinson, NY) – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston today announced the extraordinary results of the October 27th Make a Difference Day & Open House at the Broome County Front Street Dog Shelter. County employees and residents were asked to consider donating an item or two to the Shelter, which is operated at no taxpayer cost.
“The Front Street Dog Shelter provides an unmet need in our community,” said Preston. “The Dog Shelter is always looking for donations and volunteers, and during Make A Difference Day Broome County residents stepped up in a big way.”
Donations included:
 1,156 lbs. of dog food;
 96 cans of wet dog food;
 44 boxes of hard dog treats;
 16 bags of soft dog treats;
 49 dog toys;
 13 new dog collars;
 8 new dog leashes;
 13 large bags of rawhides;
 9 gallons of bleach;
 192 ounces of dawn dish soap; and
 towels and blankets.
The Open House recruited dozens of new volunteers for the Shelter and led to the adoption of four dogs.
The Dog Shelter is operated by Broome County Security. It serves eleven of the County’s Towns and the City of Binghamton. The Shelter takes in stray, unlicensed and unwanted dogs and works to find a caring home for each dog.
Due to the overwhelming success of the first Open House, the Dog Shelter is looking to hold more regular Open House events and volunteer opportunities.
11/08/2012 - 4:02pm