Community Action Network


Community Action Network or C.A.N. as it is commonly referred to, is a volunteer effort based in communities throughout the County. It involves Herkimer County Humane Society canisters placed in businesses for the purpose of collecting donations from the public. A canister is placed in a cooperating business by a volunteer or a Board Member of the Humane Society and is collected when full by this volunteer. A business who has volunteered to have a canister is given recognition by the Humane Society in their newsletter, which is mailed to all members and a message to encourage support of these businesses.

On the whole, the canister program has been successful. A portion of these funds are alloted to our Humane Society spay/neuter program. Since we are a non-profit organization - not a County run agency, we depend almost entirely on outside funds to keep us going. Therefore, the canisters contribute significantly to the Humane Society revenues and are a very important part of our fundraising effort.

Everyone that places a canister in their business becomes an important volunteer in our organization. Any business can participate