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"Dirty Dozen" Bottle Drive aims to help emaciated dogs found in Herkimer

By SPENCER DAVIDSON

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - Lainey's Army held a Bottle and Can Drive, Sunday, to raise funds for the 12 emaciated dogs that were found in Herkimer last week.

The fundraiser, in honor of the newly nicknamed "Dirty Dozen", took place on Commercial Drive in the same building that the Pet Adopt-A-Thon was held last month.

In addition to bottles and cans, dog food, blankets, sheets, and direct monetary donations were also accepted at the event.

Volunteers were impressed with the turnout and couldn't believe the support the community provided for these animals.

"It's amazing. Central New York has been just absolutely wonderful sending things, and the donations continue to come in," said Lainey's Army volunteer, Erena Figler. "we're just amazed at what's going on in Central New York for all the rescues."

While the main collection site was on Commercial Drive, two secondary locations were also available for donating goods, one in Little Falls, and one at the Herkimer Tractor Supply.

While the dogs remain in the care of the Herkimer County Humane Society, no charges have been filed up to this point.

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