Two area animal shelters will receive state funding for work on their facilities.
In Auburn, the Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY will get $482,491.50 for a new facility design, including an HVAC system.
The Wayne County Human Society in Lyons will get $500,000 for a new and updated shelter facility. That will also include an HVAC system. The money comes from the state’s Companion Animal Capital Fund.
Nearly $7.6-million has been provided statewide as part of the fund’s fifth round.
“Animal shelters and humane societies across New York provide essential care for dogs and cats as they await their new families and forever homes,” Governor Hochul said. “New York’s Companion Animal Capital Fund is making a real difference for our shelters and humane societies, and the animals in their care, helping them make critical upgrades to better care for the animals and provide greater support for the staff and volunteers that care for them.”