Tuesday, January 29, 2019



Area animal shelters to receive state funding for upgrades

ALBANY – Just under $2.2 million is being awarded to five Mid-Hudson Valley animal shelters and humane societies to support construction, renovation and expansion projects to enhance animal care and health and help with the adoption of dogs and cats.

This is the second round of the Companion Animal Fund within the state budget.

  • The Humane Society of Port Jervis will receive $500,000 to increase capacity, upgrade its facilities, improve housing quality, and separate living areas for dogs and cats.
  • The Humane Society of Westchester in New Rochelle will receive $500,000 to expand and upgrade its facilities by adding a new structure to improve animal socialization, training, and community education.
  • The Rockland County Department of Health and Hi-Tor Animal Care Center in Pomona will receive $500,000 to replace the current animal shelter to improve enclosures, surfaces, drainage, air quality, lighting and noise control.
  • The Dutchess County SPCA in Hyde Park will receive $312,381 to renovate its 60-year-old facility to improve animal housing, ventilation, and flooring to ensure the safety, sanitation, and health of humans and animals.
  • The Warwick Valley Humane Society will receive $500,000 to construct a new facility to improve sanitation, drainage, lighting, and ventilation for improved overall animal wellbeing.

The grants require matching amounts from the agencies to offset the costs associated with the capital projects.



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