Pups and people giving back

By Alicia Nieves

June 7, 2014 Updated Jun 7, 2014 at 7:21 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Hundreds stepped up for homeless dogs around Binghamton on Saturday.

The Humane Society in Binghamton said they need to get creative with raising money, so they held a ''Wag, Walk, and Run Fundraiser'' to raise money for the homeless animals around the city.

The organization does not receive any government funding and rely solely on donations.

More than 200 people showed up with their dogs.Organizers said about one-third of the dogs that came out are former Humane Society rescues.

The Humane Society said there are plenty of animals still in need of a home.

"We have a waiting list of anywhere from 60 to 80 cats waiting to come in at any time, and probably 30 to 50 dogs waiting to come in," said Kim Broderick of the Binghamton Humane Society.

The Humane Society will be expanding by next year and moving to a new facility. The facility will cost about $1.2 million and the organization will be able to take in more than double the number of animals they have right now.

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