Herkimer Co. Humane Society nixes plans for capital improvement project

The Herkimer County Humane Society will no longer be going forward with its plans for a capital improvement project, the organization announced Monday.

Posted: Jul. 9, 2018 2:28 PM

MOHAWK – The Herkimer County Humane Society will no longer be going forward with its plans for a capital improvement project, the organization announced Monday.

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The Humane Society was set to be awarded a $500,000 New York State Capital Building Project Grant, but the Humane Society needed to match that with $125,000 in order to receive the funds.

The money was going to be used to repair and update the main portion of the building, which is more than 100 years old, according to the Humane Society. Improvements would have included a new furnace, air conditioning, a filtration unit, new windows and more.

“After careful consideration, our new Administration is considering additional avenues for the expansion and refurbishing of facilities for our animals in the most cost-effective way,” the Herkimer County Humane Society said in news release.

The Humane Society says that in addition to accepting donations to meet their daily expenses of running the shelter, they’ve also opened a special account for Capital Building Fund donations to secure a state grant in the future.

“We look forward to continued support as we carry out our Mission to help animals in need here in Herkimer County,” the Humane Society said.

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