Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced $5 million is available to support New York State animal shelters and humane societies in making critical infrastructure upgrades.
This is the sixth round of funding dedicated to New York’s Companion Animal Capital Fund, the first state-funded program in the country to provide for shelter improvement projects. Funded projects will enhance animal care at shelters and ultimately help to ensure increased adoptions for dogs and cats in the Empire State.
Since the launch of the Companion Animal Capital Fund in 2017, the state has dedicated over $33 million to the program, including funds committed in this year’s budget. In total, 84 projects have been awarded across New York State so far.