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September 30, 2014

NYSID Shows Its Love for Animals with Humane Society Donations

Category: General — NYSID @ 4:11 pm

Through its community outreach, NYSID contributes funds to numerous member agency and other non-profit events throughout the year –– and we recently lent a hand to help our four-legged friends.

NYSID staff donated items and funds to support the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, the Capital Region's oldest and largest animal protection organization

NYSID staff donated items and funds throughout September to support the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Menands (Albany County) that has been providing shelter for lost, abused and unwanted animals since 1887.

NYSID staff collected numerous items, including: canned cat and dog food; nail clippers; a cat scratch post; paper towels, hand soap, sanitizer, air freshener and other cleaning products; cat and dog treats and toys; peanut butter; a hamster cage; dog beds and other bedding linens; a vacuum cleaner; plus spray bottles, water bowls, newspapers, a leash and many other necessary items. In addition, NYSID generously donated $500 on behalf of the organization to MHHS.

Properly sheltering and caring for animals requires a large range of equipment and supplies. To carry out its work for the animals, MHHS receives no ongoing funding from federal, state or local governments or any other animal welfare organization, instead relying on donations to support its vital services for the animals. Donated items enable MHHS to direct its financial resources to services and programs.

Melissa Lieberman, NYSID senior contract administration specialist, and Tricia Zboray, NYSID customer service representative, delivered the items and funds donated by NYSID staff to MHHS on September 29. Upon their arrival, MHHS received a transport of more than 30 animals. MHHS was already full and is now above capacity, so these items will definitely be put to good use… thanks to all NYSID staff who generously donated!

MHHS is the oldest and largest animal protection organization in New York’s Capital Region, receiving an average of more than 6,000 animals per year.


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