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New York: Lawmakers Renew Funding for Shelter Animals!

New York: Lawmakers Renew Funding for Shelter Animals!

Update—April 3, 2018: The New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo renewed their commitment to homeless animals by including an additional $5 million in the 2018-2019 State Budget for the Companion Animal Capital Fund (CACF). This program provides animal shelters statewide with funding for much-needed structural repairs and improvements for their facilities so shelters can continue their life-saving work. Please join us in thanking Assemblymember Deborah Glick and Senator Phil Boyle for championing the CACF and fighting for these crucial capital dollars! See action steps below.

Last year, your voice was heard when New York’s budget plan included the Companion Animal Capital Fund (CACF), which provided animal shelters statewide with an unprecedented $5 million for much-needed repairs and improvements to their facilities.

Because of these critical funds, shelters from Long Island to Western New York received grants as large as $500,000 to meet their most critical infrastructure needs, allowing them to better serve the animals in their care. On March 30, lawmakers approved an additional $5 million in the 2018-2019 State Budget for the CACF so that animal shelters can continue to provide lifesaving care to homeless animals across the state.

What You Can Do

Please use the form below to send a thank you email to Assemblymember Deborah Glick and Senator Phil Boyle for delivering this critical new funding for homeless animals in the 2018-2019 state budget.

Thank you, New York!