2023 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 2023 Shelter Capital Needs Survey showed that there were 17 shelters in New York with capital needs of $61.3 million. The final budget included just $5M for the Companion Animal Capital Fund.
Albany County Sherriff’s Office (Albany, Albany County): $500,000 to create an auxiliary animal shelter in partnership with the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.
City of Schenectady (Schenectady, Schenectady County, NYSAPF Member): $200,000 for updated larger kennels.
New York City
Animal Care & Control of NYC (Manhattan, New York County, NYSAPF Member): $143,175 to outfit their new shelter system with updated equipment, installation of new kennel tops, a new washer and dryer, and replacement of an aged water heater.
Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition (Brooklyn Heights, Kings County): $164,719.67 for shelter expansion, design of cat wards dedicated to health and compatibility, installation of windows, and the creation of a full-service medical suite.
Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley (Howes Cave, Schoharie County, NYSAPF Member): $500,000 for the renovation of a medical suite and roof renovation.
Broome County Humane Society (Binghamton, Broome County, NYSAPF Member): $110,879 to improve cat housing and dog kennel design, and acquisition of a generator and a grooming basin.
Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY (Auburn, Cayuga County, NYSAPF Member): $482,491.50 for a new facility design including HVAC system.
Hudson Valley SPCA (Pomona, Rockland County, NYSAPF Member): $200,000 to upgrade dog kennels, replace cat enclosures, and increase animal capacity.
Hudson Valley Animal Rescue & Sanctuary (Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, NYSAPF Member): $398,495 to increase animal capacity including quarantine area.
Potsdam Humane Society (Potsdam, St. Lawrence County): $100,067 for housing and environmental improvements, including updates to laundry room, caging, heating, and renovation of flooring.
Lewis Co. Humane Society (Lowville, Lewis County): $500,000 for new HVAC system, new laundering equipment, creation of cat isolation room, and to repair and update damaged shelter structures.
Town of Oyster Bay (Oyster Bay, Nassau County)- $200,000 for shelter renovation and new HVAC system.
Town of North Hempstead (Manhasset, Nassau County) – $200,000 for new HVAC system.
Kent Memorial Shelter (Calverton, Suffolk County, NYSAPF Member): $200,000 for new shelter facility with isolation area, including new kennels for dogs and cats.
Pioneers for Animal Welfare Society (Hicksville, Nassau County): $200,000 for down payment of new facility.
Western New York
SPCA Serving Erie County (W. Seneca, Erie County, NYSAPF Member): $200,000 to improve kennels and outdoor exercise area, renovate cat recovery and nursery area, obtain new HVAC system and security system.
Lollypop Farm (Fairport, Monroe County, NYSAPF Member): $500,000 for the redesign of kennels, to increase animal capacity, and expand the isolation ward.
Wayne Co. Humane Society (Lyons, Wayne County, NYSAPF Member): $500,000 for a new and updated shelter facility including new HVAC.
Wyoming Co. Animal Shelter (Warsaw, Wyoming County): $318,318 to improve facility design, upgrade mechanical equipment, and provide outdoor enrichment area.
Wyoming Co. SPCA (Attica, Wyoming County, NYSAPF Member): $62,825.89 for roof replacement, repair of driveway and parking area, acquire cat caging and update record keeping technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Humane Society of Yates County (Penn Yan, Yates County, NYSAPF Member): $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): $172,490 to support the shelter’s roof replacement.
Wanderer’s Rest Humane Association (Canastota, Madison County, NYSAPF Member): $450,000 for a new building, HVAC system, kennels, isolation area, and separation for dogs and cats.
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): $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.
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.
Humane Society of Port Jervis-Deer Park, Inc. (Port Jervis, Orange County; NYSAPF Member): $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.
Dutchess County SPCA, Inc. (Hyde Park, Dutchess County; NYSAPF Member): $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.
North Fork Animal Welfare League, Inc. (Peconic, Suffolk County; NYSAPF Member): $500,000 to renovate its recently purchased facility to create separate rooms for dogs, cats, intake, and isolation, and to improve overall housing quality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Country Acres Animal Shelter, Inc. (Homer, Cortland County): $101,365 to construct a quarantine area, outdoor play area, and update current housing facilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.