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Published 08/16 2016 06:27PM Updated 08/16 2016 06:32PM
ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) –
Although the Chemung County SPCA celebrated its 125th anniversary in Jan., local lawmakers officially honored the organization’s milestone year today.
Sen. Tom O’Mara (R, Big Flats) presented the SPCA with a resolution made official in the New York State Legislature earlier this year, recognizing the SPCA’s achievement.
“Being in operation for 125 years is just an incredible accomplishment for our organization,” said Tom Geroy, the Executive Director of the Chemung County SPCA.
“It’s been a critical organization. Really I’m mind boggled to think it’s been around for 125 years. To think our forefathers had the foresight to be looking out for the welfare of animals that long ago, and that great tradition is carried on here to this day,” said Sen. O’Mara.
The resolution, also passed with the help of Assemblyman Chris Friend (R, Big Flats), officially marks the SPCA’s 125 years in service, and all they do for the community.
“It’s just phenomenal work for an organization that really operates on a shoe string budget with very few employees or volunteers and with the donations of a very caring community,” said Sen. O’Mara.
It’s also an opportunity for the leaders of the Chemung County SPCA to be recognized for helping to successfully lead the organization, which is one of the oldest continuously run humane societies in America.
“I mean it’s just an incredible honor for our organization and its 125th anniversary to be recognized by the state legislature. I’m incredibly proud of that,” said Geroy.
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