Model train show helps Broome County Humane Society

By Megan Carpenter

December 15, 2013 Updated Dec 16, 2013 at 1:02 AM EDT

Owego, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Broome County Humane Society's second annual Model Train show raised money to find animals forever homes.

People from around Greater Binghamton stopped by Owego Elks Emporium Market on Sunday, look at trains and giving donations. Volunteers said all of the proceeds go directly to the Humane Society.

"We hope people will come out," said volunteer Robin Barrons." "Everybody needs unconditional love and you can get that from our animals."

Animal and train lovers alike raised awareness for the Humane Society by coming together.

"I came out here for my Grandpa," said 11-year-old Eric Repp of Chenango Forks. "He loves trains."

Others showed off their talents. One man displayed a village he built, modeled after where he grew up.

"It's just nice to be able to show that and maybe it'll inspire somebody else to do something like that," said the builder, Jack McCreary of Oswego.

Amidst the train admiring, people shared stories about the furriest members of their family.

"We hear lots of nice stories of people coming through that their own pets were rescues," Barron said.

Broome County Humane Society currently has 100 animals in their care. Barrons said Sunday's model train show raised $550 for them.

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