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$4.5 million earmarked for animal shelter improvements in NYS

Posted at 1:32 PM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 13:32:22-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — 13 animal shelters across New York State are getting a boost from New York State.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday $4.5 million to support construction, renovation and expansion projects at the shelters.

The projects will enhance animal care with the hope of ensuring more adoptions for cats and dogs.

Two of the shelters receiving funding are located in Western New York.

The City of Dunkirk is getting $100,000 to buy a new building allowing it to relocate the current animal control holding center and build a larger shelter.

The Niagara County SPCA will receive a $500,000 to build an in-house surgical suite to provide improved medical services and procedures to sheltered animals.