If your a pet lover, you want every pet in the world to find a nice, safe, caring, forever home. The reality of the situation is, there are hundreds of pets in animal shelters right here in the Binghamton area. These shelters in our area house and take care of pets until they do get adopted. But those shelters need your help to care for the animals.

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Shelter Slam is a yearly event that helps to raise money for the no-kill animal shelters in the Binghamton area. This year, due to Covid-19, they were unable to hold their typical event. Usually Shelter Slam features around 20 local and regional bands that donate their time and talents to raise money for the shelters. So being that they can't do that, this Saturday, October 17th, Shelter Slam is turning into a drive-through event.

It's taking place at the Olum's parking lot in the Campus Plaza in Vestal between 10 a.m. and 7 pm. You can drive through with your pet food donations, cleaning supplies, or monetary donations and never have to get out of your car if you don't want to.

The shelters benefiting from the event will be on site including; The Broome County Humane Society, Willows Wings Animal Sanctuary, Pibbles and More Animal Rescue, Every Dogs Dream, and Jimmy J's Avian Rescue. Some of the shelters will even bring animals that are available for adoption to the event.

The donated supplies and money will be divvied up between the shelters. The money helps pay for vet bills for the animals as well as supplies when the donations run out.

And Shelter Slam is even going to preserve the local music aspect at the event. DJ Lisa Cruz will be playing recorded music from local bands throughout the event.

More information on the event as well as the shelter's can be found on the event's Facebook page. I spoke with one of the organizers during Freezone in the Morning this week about the event. If you missed it, you can hear that conversation here.