$100,000 In Donations Boost Animal Shelter At Year’s End

$100,000 In Donations Boost

Animal Shelter At Year’s End

HARTWICK SEMINARY – Local benefactors have contributed more than $100,000 to the Susquehanna Animal Shelter leading up to Christmas, Executive Director Stacie Haynes has announced.

Gifts include $20,000 from Miss Jane Forbes Clark and $20,000 from Mr. Lincoln and the late Mrs. Emma Rapenske, plus two anonymous gifts, for $5,000 and $59,250.

“The major gifts ensure the sustainability of our organization so that donors of all amounts can be confident their contribution will benefit animals in need for years to come,” said Haynes. “As one of the only shelters in New York State that does not receive county funding, donations from friends are neighbors are what keep our doors open.”

The good news comes at the end of a banner year for the only shelter in the county, said the director.  Nearly 400 animals were cared for during 2016, including 44 this month up to Christmas Eve.  “This work is only possible through contributions of all sizes,” Haynes said.

The Susquehanna Animal Shelter, located on Route 28 between Cooperstown and Oneonta, is open to the public 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.  Donations may be sent to 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326, or made online at www.thesas.org.

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