Gov. Hochul announces $7.6M to support animal shelter improvements statewide

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) — Animal shelters across New York will be getting makeovers in the near future.

On Friday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced $7.6 million is now available to help make those critical upgrades. The money marks the fifth round of funding for New York State’s Companion Animal Capital Fund.

“Our Companion Animal Capital Fund has made a real difference to shelters across New York State, and the animals in their care,” Gov. Hochul said in a press release. “I’m proud to announce this latest round of funding, which will continue to build on the great work of this program, and most importantly help our animals stay happy and healthy as they await their forever homes.”

The funding will support animal shelters and humane societies’ efforts to enhance animal care and ensure adoptions for dogs and cats across New York.

Since 2017, more than $27.5 million have been donated to the program. According to the governor’s office, 58 projects have been awarded across the state and 26 have been fully completed.


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