New York State is the first state to
set up a fund for animal shelters.
The $5 million Companion Animal Capital Fund
supports critical upgrades to shelters.
This year, 14 shelters and humane societies
were awarded grants from the fund.
Two of them were in the Hudson Valley.
The Humane Society of Middletown will
It plans to use the funds to expand facilities
for quarantining and treating animals.
The SPCA of Westchester in Briarcliff Manor
will receive $500,000.
It plans to build a new shelter with the money.
The matching grants were awarded based on
need and the readiness of the project.