Humane Society receives sizable donation from late Binghamton woman

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The future is looking bright for the Broome County Humane Society, after receiving a hefty donation.

The Humane Society is officially dedicating its adoption center on Binghamton’s south side to Anne Crimmins, a lifelong Binghamton resident known for her love of animals and selfless dedication to the animals at the Humane Society.

The Humane Society reports it received a “substantial” amount of money donated by Crimmins just before her death. The Humane Society did not disclose the total of how much money they received.

Those who knew Crimmins remember her as someone who never failed to do her part in caring for animals, and say she’d be pleased to see the adoption center named after her.

“Oh she would be very, very happy. One of her things back when she donated after the second flood, she said to them, ‘All I want is for you to just name the puppy room after me,’ so now she has a whole building,” said neighbor Nancy Seaman.

The Humane Society said Crimmins wouldn’t have wanted the amount of money to be disclosed, though they do say the money was enough to help them pay off their mortgage. They also were able to install new air conditioning units throughout the shelter.

Dan Conklin

Dan Conklin

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