Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on February 27, 2018, that 14 animal shelters and humane societies across the state have been awarded funding through the New York State Companion Animal Capital Fund totaling nearly $5 million. The Companion Animal Capital Fund is the first state-funded program in the nation to support critical improvement projects at New York shelters. It allows these organizations to make significant updates to their facilities to enhance animal care and health, and help ensure adoptions for dogs and cats.

The Animal Protective Foundation is grateful and honored to have been selected as one of the 14 groups for this very generous grant. This $220,867 award will help support the construction of the new Violet and Burton Delack 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.

Click here to learn more about this one-of-a-kind grant program and about the other 13 groups that were selected.