Broome County Humane Society receives big donation

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Some of our furry friends got some late Christmas gifts on Thursday morning.

Members of the New York State Department of Transportation paid a visit to the Broome County Humane Society to drop off dozens of pet care items.

They brought food, toys, treats, and cleaning supplies. The items were collected by NYSDOT employees throughout the holiday season. Officials with the Humane Society say cleaning supplies are more important to the shelter than many people realize.

“This donation will provide food. There’s tons of treats which is awesome, and paper towels. When we have a large amount of animals, obviously it takes a lot of cleaning to make the place smell decent. So the cleaning supplies are a huge perk as well” said shelter manager Amberly Ondria.

Officials with the Department of Transportation say they will always be happy to go above and beyond their normal duties to give back.

“We take it very seriously. We are members of the community. Not only do we work to make people safe, as we do our work in our trucks during the winter season, but also we recognize that there are many things that we can help out with in the community” said Dave Hamburg, the DOT Region 9 Public Information Officer.

The donation was accepted by Humane Society volunteers, with assistance from Adam, the beagle who was rescued after being thrown from a moving SUV on Interstate 81 in December. Adam’s brother, Trooper, is currently in a foster home as he continues to undergo treatment.

Dan Conklin

Dan Conklin

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