2022 Legislative Session and the CACF

The New York State Animal Protection Federation advocated for and was successful in getting $8M in the 22-23 state budget–an increase of $3M over previous funding. Our 2021 Shelter Capital Needs Survey showed that there were 26 shelters in New York with capital needs of $56.7 million. 

Click here for the Fed’s full legislative memo.

In January, 2022, the fourth RFP process for the Companion Animal Capital Fund closed. Awards were made to 17 shelters. With these awards, the Fund has granted close to $20,000,000 to shelters across New York. We couldn’t have completed this RFP process without the leadership of the Senate and Assembly.

The Companion Animal Capital Fund is the first in the nation funding stream for capital projects at New York’s network of animal shelters. To date, over 50 shelters have received funding since the program began.

2022 Grants
Capital Region
Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady
(Glenville, Schenectady County, NYSAPF Member): $492,563 for medical supplies, tile flooring, new isolation areas, and increased capacity for dog housing.
Mohawk & Hudson Humane Society (Menands, Albany County, NYSAPF Member): $500,000 for a new veterinary suite that allows for separation of sick dogs from healthy ones.
Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans (Oneonta, Otsego County, NYSAPF Member): $440,347 for renovation of a recently purchased building to increase both canine and feline housing capacity as well as a cat condo and isolation area.
Susquehanna SPCA (Cooperstown, Otsego County, NYSAPF Member): $143,289 for the purchase of veterinary equipment including a stationary radiograph machine, a dental radiograph machine, laser therapy equipment, and surgical cautery tools to provide enhanced medical care for animals.

Hudson Valley
Humane Society of Westchester
(New Rochelle, Westchester County, NYSAPF Member): $125,000 for resurfacing of outdoor dog runs, a retaining wall for the dog park, and new cages and floors for the cat area.
Paws Crossed Animal Rescue, Inc. (Elmsford, Westchester County): $200,000 for a new adoption area, cat rooms, and meet and greet rooms. The addition of a veterinary clinic area, community room, and staff offices are planned as well.
Sullivan County SPCA (Rock Hill, Sullivan County): $100,000 for an HVAC system, new kennel gates, doors, and fencing that will support animal health, safety, and comfort.
Ulster County SPCA (Kingston, Ulster County, NYSAPF Member)$250,510 for a total renovation of their dog kennel area as well as new paint and new flooring.

Long Island
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
(Easthampton, Suffolk County, NYSAPF Member): $200,000 for a new pressure washing system, plumbing, and HVAC system to support animal health, safety, and comfort.
Bidawee, Inc (Westhampton, Suffolk County, NYSAPF Member): $200,000 for a brand new, state of the art HVAC system.
Town of Brookhaven (Brookhaven, Suffolk County): $146,500 for a shelter renovation to include additional kennels, a dedicated food preparation area, and a meet and greet area.
Town of Hempstead (Hempstead, Nassau County, NYSAPF Member) :$52,000 for shelter upgrades and enhancements including better drainage and lighting.

Northern New York
Jefferson County SPCA
(Watertown, Jefferson County): $189,767 for expansion of services in a new veterinary wing for sick or injured animals. This will allow space for dental procedures, surgeries, pre-operative care, post-operative care, and a treatment area for injured pets.

Western New York
Chautauqua County Humane Society
(Jamestown, Chautauqua County, NYSAPF Member): $159,677 for increased security, window replacements, an HVAC system, and generator expansion.
Hornell Area Humane Society (Hornell, Steuben County, NYSAPF Member): $ 346,875 for a cattery expansion, and expansion of the space for canine behavior and training sessions. Additional areas will be renovated, including a new food preparation area and a separate area for cleaning supplies.
Pet Pride of New York (Victor, Ontario County, NYSAPF Member): $200,000 for renovations and additions to a new wing of the shelter which will include intake, isolation, veterinary areas as well as a utility room, staff restrooms, and a staff breakroom.
Ten Lives Club (Blasdell, Erie County, NYSAPF Member)$200,000 for shelter expansion and improvement for their cats. Four new living spaces will provide space for additional cats, and the addition of an HVAC system will provide clean air.

2020 Grants
Western New York
Town of Marilla
(Marilla, Erie County): $94,070 for a new building with separate runs, install non-porous material in kennels and access to the outside area, a new HVAC system, lighting, heated flooring, and a new isolation area.

Town of Lancaster (Lancaster, Erie County, NYSAPF Member): $228,750 to support a new building with epoxy flooring, new kennels, new drains, a new HVAC system, floor sink, exercise yard, and garage.

Finger Lakes
Humane Society of Yates County
(Penn Yan, Yates County, NYSAPF Member, assisted by NYSAPF Ed Fund Grant Writer): $500,000 to build an addition that houses modern dog kennels, purchase sound panels, and improve drainage. Funding will also allow in-floor heating, a new HVAC system and the construction of enclosed outdoor runs.

Livingston County (Mount Morris, Livingston County): $112,500 to support the construction of a new intake area for new dogs, replacement of old kennels, addition of four new isolation kennels, four new primary enclosures for overflow, and an attached and enclosed garage.

Ontario County Humane Society, Inc. (Canandaigua, Ontario County): $363,030 to support two isolation areas, repair kennels, epoxy surfaces, install new indoor/outdoor runs, build an outdoor play area, install cat condos, HVAC system.

Central New York
Central New York SPCA
(Syracuse, Onondaga County, NYSAPF Member, assisted by NYSAPF Ed Fund Grant Writer): $172,490 to support the shelter’s roof replacement.

Wanderer’s Rest Humane Association (Canastota, Madison County, NYSAPF Member, assisted by NYSAPF Ed Fund Grant Writer): $450,000 for a new building, HVAC system, kennels, isolation area, and separation for dogs and cats.

Hudson Valley
Pets Alive, Inc
. (Middletown, Orange County, NYSAPF Member, assisted by NYSAPF Ed Fund Grant Writer): $500,000 to replace the current kennel with a new modern dog kennel building, improve medical facilities for the animals, and provide dedicated space for adoption and intake.

Town of Saugerties (Saugerties, Ulster County, NYSAPF Member, assisted by NYSAPF Ed Fund Grant Writer): $500,000 for a new building, indoor and outdoor dog housing, isolation kennels, to install proper drainage, floor heating, and a multi-level exercise and training area.

Long Island

South Hampton Animal Shelter Foundation, Inc. (Hampton Bays, Suffolk County, NYSAPF Member, assisted by NYSAPF Ed Fund Grant Writer): $500,000 for a new Behavior Training Center, which allows trainers to work with dogs in need of rehabilitation year-round.

Town of Huntington (East Northport, Nassau County): $500,000 for a new dog shelter with increased kennel size, a HVAC system, new kennels, along with improved lighting and acoustic control.

Town of North Hempstead (Manhasset, Nassau County): $200,000 for new kennels, new windows, renovate the multi-purpose room, HVAC system, update electrical and plumbing, and install new grooming tub and flooring.

2019 Grants
Mid-Hudson Valley
Humane Society of Port Jervis-Deer Park, Inc.
(Port Jervis, Orange County; NYSAPF Member, assisted by NYSAPF Ed Fund Grant Writer): $367,500 to increase capacity, repair damage, improve housing quality, and separate living areas for dogs and cats.

Humane Society of Westchester (New Rochelle, Westchester County): $500,000 to expand and upgrade its facilities by adding a new structure to improve animal socialization, training, and community education.

Rockland County Department of Health/Hi-Tor Animal Care Center (Pomona, Rockland County; NYSAPF Member): $500,000 to replace the current animal shelter to improve enclosures, surfaces, drainage, air quality, lighting, and noise control.

Dutchess County SPCA, Inc. (Hyde Park, Dutchess County; NYSAPF Member, assisted by NYSAPF Ed Fund Grant Writer):  $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.

Warwick Valley Humane Society, Inc. (Warwick, Orange County): $500,000 to construct a new facility to improve sanitation, drainage, lighting, and ventilation for improved overall animal wellbeing.

Long Island
North Fork Animal Welfare League, Inc.
(Peconic, Suffolk County; NYSAPF Member, assisted by NYSAPF Ed Fund Grant Writer): $500,000 to renovate its recently purchased facility to create separate rooms for dogs, cats, intake, and isolation, and to improve overall housing quality.

Western NY
City of Dunkirk
(Dunkirk, Chautauqua County): $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.

Niagara County SPCA (Niagara Falls, Niagara County; NYSAPF Member): $500,000 to construct an in-house surgical suite to provide much-needed medical services and procedures to sheltered animals.

Southern Tier
Hornell Area Humane Society
(Hornell, Steuben County): $93,760 to renovate the current canine housing area to create a separate area for isolation, creating better living surfaces and drainage, and improving ventilation and noise control.

Mohawk Valley
Stevens-Swan Humane Society of Oneida County, Inc
. (Utica, Oneida County): $373,500 to increase capacity for animal holding, provision of medical care, isolate sick animals, and improve the structure of enclosures.

Montgomery County SPCA (Amsterdam, Montgomery County; NYSAPF Member):  $500,000 to construct a new facility that significantly increases capacity, sanitation, physical wellbeing, and behavioral health.

Finger Lakes
Wayne County Humane Society
(Lyons, Wayne County; NYSAPF Member, assisted by NYSAPF Ed Fund Grant Writer):  $138,565 to enhance the dog holding area by improving climate control, ventilation, surfaces, drainage, and lighting.

Central NY
Country Acres Animal Shelter, Inc.
(Homer, Cortland County): $101,365 to construct a quarantine area, outdoor play area, and update current housing facilities.


2018 Grants
Capital Region
Animal Protective Foundation (Scotia, Schenectady County): $220,867 to support the construction of a new feline care center to create group housing environments, to improve medical facilities, and to support the renovation of the current shelter, including a new heating/cooling system for improved ventilation.

Western New York
SPCA in Cattaraugus County (Olean, Cattaraugus County): $164,436 for the renovation of the current shelter. The project includes the installation of a new heating/cooling system for improved ventilation and weatherization. The shelter will also create a more welcoming adoption environment.

Town of West Seneca Municipal Shelter (West Seneca, Erie County): $119,775 for the renovation of the current shelter. The project includes covered kennels and a roof replacement and extension.

 Mohawk Valley
Humane Society of Rome (Rome, Oneida County): $500,000 for the construction of a new animal shelter to replace the current structure. The project includes replacing a 50-year-old facility to improve living conditions and increase capacity. It will also allow for a new ventilation system and the addition of isolation space to improve disease control.

Susquehanna SPCA (Cooperstown, Otsego County): $500,000 for the construction of a new animal shelter to replace the current structure. The project includes building a new facility on adjacent land to decrease the flooding risk and to allow for the addition of an adoption counseling area.

Long Island
Town of Islip Municipal Shelter (Islip, Suffolk County): $498,200 for the construction of a new animal shelter to replace the current structure. The new shelter will replace the 54-year-old current building to increase capacity and improve safety. It also includes the addition of a new surgical suite.

Town of Smithtown Municipal Shelter (Smithtown, Suffolk County): $168,750 for the construction of an addition to the current shelter. The project includes the construction of a new building to house intake of animals, isolation, and trap-neuter-return areas.

Mid-Hudson Valley
Humane Society of Middletown (Middletown, Orange County): $439,000 for the construction of an addition and renovation of the current shelter. The project includes the construction of a new wing with quarantine and treatment areas and expanded animal housing areas to increase capacity.

SPCA of Westchester (Briarcliff Manor, Westchester County): $500,000 for the construction of a new animal shelter to replace the current structure. The project will consolidate several buildings into a single, modern facility to modernize care.

Central New York
City of Oswego Municipal Shelter (Oswego, Oswego County): $489,375 for the construction of an addition and renovation of the current shelter. The project will weatherize the existing facility and expand quarantine areas to improve disease control.

North Country
Potsdam Humane Society (Potsdam, St. Lawrence County): $178,895 for the construction of an addition and renovation of the current shelter. The project will replace heating/cooling units for ventilation improvements, make repairs and modifications to kennels, and install sound-reduction materials. It will also include the construction of a detached building for long-term shelter animals to improve daily life.

Finger Lakes
Lollypop Farm/Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County (Fairport, Monroe County): $500,000 for the renovation of the current shelter. The project will add sound-absorbing panels to the dog-holding area and a new heating/cooling system for proper ventilation.

Wyoming County Animal Control (Warsaw, Wyoming County): $100,000 for the renovation of the current shelter. The project includes the addition of new kennels to increase safety, comfort, and capacity; a new heating/cooling system to improve heating, ventilation, and air quality; and renovations to improve infection control and daily life for the animals.