The NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets announced the third round of Companion Animal Capital Fund grants on Monday, March 23rd. Seven out of the 12 awards went to Federation members.
- Humane Society of Yates County (Penn Yan, Yates County): $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.
- Central New York SPCA (Syracuse, Onondaga County): $172,490 to support the shelter’s roof replacement.
- Pets Alive, Inc. (Middletown, Orange County): $500,00 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): $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.
- Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, Inc. (Hampton Bays, Suffolk County): $500,000 for a new Behavior Training Center, which allows trainers to work with dogs in need of rehabilitation year-round.
- Town of Lancaster (Lancaster, Erie County): $228,750 to support a new building with epoxy flooring, new kennels, new drains, a new HVAC system, floor sink, exercise yard, and garage.
- Wanderer’s Rest Humane Association (Canastota, Madison County): $450,000 for a new building, HVAC system, kennels, isolation area, and separation for dogs and cats.
The Federation Education Fund’s grant writers worked with Yates County, Central NY, Pets Alive, Saugerties and Southampton on their successful applications.