Herkimer County Humane Society turns 100

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Herkimer County Humane Society celebrated 100 years of service to animals and the community Friday night during its Centennial Gala.

The event, which took place at the Holland Heights Golf Course in Herkimer, featured dinner, dancing, music, a silent action and door prizes. The event also helped to raise awareness about the role the shelter plays in the community.

"Without the shelter, we'd be in rough shape," said volunteer Alesia Forlenza. "There would be many many homeless animals walking the streets hurt. The shelter takes them in, finds loving homes for them."

The Humane Society was incorporated in 1913 after concerns about a circus traveling through the area and their poor treatment of horses.

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