Three local animal shelters are on the receiving end of state funding. All three are planning major renovations.
The Herkimer County Humane Society, the Humane Society of Rome, and the Susquehanna SPCA in Cooperstown are each getting $500-thousand.
The money is part of $5-million from the NYS Companion Animal Capital Fund.
Herkimer County Humane Society (Mohawk, Herkimer County): $500,000 for the renovation of the current shelter. The project includes the installation of a new heating/cooling system to improve ventilation, the renovation of animal rooms, and the replacement of cages and kennels to improve safety and quality of life.
Humane Society of Rome (Rome, Oneida County): $500,000 for the construction of a new animal shelter to replace the current structure. The project includes replacing a 50-year-old facility to improve living conditions and increase capacity. It will also allow for a new ventilation system and the addition of isolation space to improve disease control.
Susquehanna SPCA (Cooperstown, Otsego County): $500,000 for the construction of a new animal shelter to replace the current structure. The project includes building a new facility on adjacent land to decrease the flooding risk and to allow for the addition of an adoption counseling area.
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