Three Long Island animal shelters received a combined $1.2 million from the New York State Companion Animal Capital Fund for various construction and renovation projects.
Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation in Hampton Bays received $500,000 for a new behavior training center, which will allow trainers to work with dogs in need of rehabilitation year-round.
The Huntington Animal Shelter in East Northport obtained $500,000 for a new dog shelter with increased kennel size, a new HVAC system, new kennels and improved lighting and acoustic control.
The Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter in Manhasset was given $200,000 for renovations including new kennels, windows, an HVAC system, electrical and plumbing work, and a new grooming tub and flooring.
This is the third round of grants from the Companion Animal Capital Fund, which was established as the nation’s first state-funded program to support capital improvement projects at animal shelters.