"National Pet Day" is April 11th and you could put a smile on a cat's or dog's face. Colleen Paige, pet and family lifestyle expert, started National Pet Day in 2006 and they are celebrating its 15th year on Sunday.

She wanted to bring attention to the ongoing needs of pets of all kinds that are waiting to be adopted. During the past year were you quarantined, stuck inside, bored, lonely, or stressed? Then you know the kind of life that a shelter pet is living.

Broome County Humane Society

I have 3 pets, 2 cats (Shane and Capricorn), and 1 dog (CJ). We adopted the cats from the Broome County Humane Society, 167 Conklin Avenue in Binghamton. The BC Human Society receives no government funding, so the pandemic was extremely hard on them.

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They also weren't able to do their usual fundraisers during the past year but things are beginning to look up. Earlier this week, they were allowed normal walk-in visits with social distancing guidelines in place.

You can put a smile on a cat or dog's face by stopping and adopting from the Broome County Humane Society. They are open Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Adopting A Cat Or Dog

They stop showing the dogs minutes before they close so that they'll be settled for the night. They won't be open on National Pets Day but they would love to see you soon. If you are interested in adopting a pet, go here for all the adoption details.

The cats are meow-nificent and their dogs are paw-some.

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