BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The Broome County Humane Society is dedicating its adoption center in memory of the largest supporter in the organization’s history.
The new Anne L. Crimmins Memorial Adoption Center celebrates the commitment Crimmins showed to the shelter even after passing away earlier this year. Crimmins, who had no children, left the bulk of her estate to the Humane Society, enough to pay off the mortgage on its relatively new facility, with funds left over. She was a dog lover, owning three Cairn Terriers and supporting the Humane Society in a variety of ways, from financial donations to volunteering her time. Her neighbor Nancy Seaman says she cared deeply for the animals
“Oh she (Crimmins) would be very, very happy. One of her things back when she donated the year of the second flood, she said to them, ‘All I want is for you to name the puppy room after me.’ So now she has a whole building
Humane Society Director Karen Matson says the leftover money is paying for additional air conditioning in the facility and shade tents for the outdoor kennels.