DUNKIRK – As part of a $4.5 million initiative by New York State to renovate, improve or relocate animal shelters, the City of Dunkirk will receive $100,000 to acquire a new building to relocate the current animal control holding center and establish a larger shelter that exceeds minimum standards requirements.
Cuomo announced that 13 shelters state-wide were awarded money through the New York State Companion Animal Capital Fund. The funding will support construction, renovation and expansion projects that will enhance animal care and health, and help ensure adoptions for New York’s dogs and cats.
“New York is proud to be home to the first program in the country dedicated to supporting local animal shelters and humane societies improve their facilities and better care for the animals they serve,” Cuomo said. “This continued funding will better equip facilities across the state to provide for the animals in their care, promote the health of both pets and people, and help to encourage adoptions.”