Around the Tiers: Open House at Dog Shelter

By Haley Burton

May 31, 2013 Updated May 31, 2013 at 11:34 AM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) Broome County Executive Debbie Preston and Front Street Dog Shelter Manager Kelly Conlon are requesting Broome County residents take part in the Second Annual Make a Difference Day at County-owned Front Street Dog Shelter.

The County will hold an Open House at the Dog Shelter on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 from 10 am-2 pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to drop off supplies, register to become a volunteer, adopt a dog or simply stop by to visit or walk a dog.

Two breeds of puppies will also be on hand to meet the public.

“Our Dog Shelter provides outstanding service and an unmet need in our community,” said Broome County Executive, Debbie Preston. “Eleven of the County’s Towns and the City of Binghamton rely on the shelter to take in stray, unlicensed and unwanted dogs, at a cost lower than they could provide. This saves our municipalities money, but right now our Shelter is in need.”

The Shelter is asking for individuals and groups to consider donating:
- Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent
- Dawn Dish Detergent – Blue
- Bleach
- Pedigree Adult-size Dry Dog Food
- Pedigree Canned Dog Food
- Dog Treats
- Collars
- Leashes
- Crates – Extra-large
- Toys
- NYLA Bones

For more information call Kelly Conlon at the Dog Shelter at (607) 778-2493.