This weekend, the Adirondack Humane Society hosts their 20th annual Pet Walk this Sunday at the Melissa Penfield Park on Boynton Avenue in Plattsburgh.. The Pet Walks runs from Noon through 3 pm and is one of the shelter’s largest fundraisers of the year… In honor of the Pet Walk’s 20th anniversary, we took the opportunity to visit the Shelter.. It’s at 134 Idaho Avenue next to the airport and while it’s not the prettiest building on the outside.. It’s just about right for the animals hoping to be adopted inside… Our look at the facility starts in the nursery where we caught up with the shelter’s manager..
Danielle Tiso is a Senior at SUNY Plattsburgh from Hopewell Junction New York… After school she’s headed to New York City for an internship she’s hoping to line up shortly.. Christine Wheeler is also a Senior at Plattsburgh State… She’s from Balston Spa in New York about 35 minutes North of Albany.. Her Favorite Cat is Yolanda – We found Yolanda on the special enclosed sun porch for cats.. accessible to cats through a window and to humans through the door in the nursery for newly born kittens. Danielle and Christine are completing their PR Practicum with the Adirondack Humane Society and they’re sending messages via instagram and facebook as well as through the Adirondack Humane Society’s website and interestingly, if you’re searching for a particular kind of animal to adopt, whether dog or cat or otherwise.. The shelter works closely with petfinder to help you through that process as well..
We toured the facility with Betty Corro who is the Manager at the Adirondack Humane Society…. The Humane Society is hosting the 20th annual Pet Walk which is set to take place at the Melissa Penfield Park on Boynton Avenue in Plattsburgh, Sunday from Noon to 3pm. Residents of Plattsburgh are invited to join the Adirondack Humane Society (AHS) for their largest fundraising event of the year. The Pet Walk will raise money for the organization’s shelter. The event includes live demos, critter contests, music, vendors, and refreshments. The AHS encouraged participants to bring their pets to the Walk. The long walk starts at Melissa Penfield Park and continues across the city at 1:15 p.m. The short walk also begins at 1:15 p.m and continues around the ballfield.
The Adirondack Humane Society was founded 25 years ago by a small group of individuals interested in the welfare of homeless or unwanted animals in our community. These people and their successors gave a great deal time and effort to secure homes for animals in need, to raise money to help individuals spay or neuter their pets, and to develop the foundation of the League for Control and Protection or Animals, the organization that we now love and know as the Adirondack Humane Society.