Millions of funding from New York State has been awarded to multiple animal shelters in the Hudson Valley.

According to a press release from Governor Andrew Cuomo, animal shelters across the state have been awarded state funds. 5 of those shelters across the state that were awarded funds are in the Hudson Valley.

The Humane Society of Port Jervis-Deer Park, Inc.was awarded $367,500, according to the press release. The money will be used to improve and increase capacity, repair damage, and separate living areas for dogs and cats. Also in Orange County, the Warwick Valley Humane Society, Inc.was awarded $500,000 to build a new facility, as well as improve sanitation, drainage, lighting, and ventilation for improved overall animal wellbeing.

The Dutchess County SPCA, Inc.was awarded $312,381 to renovate and improve the 60-year-old facility, as well as improve ventilation, and flooring. The Rockland County Department of Health/Hi-Tor Animal Care Center was given $500,000 to replace the facility for reasons such as drainage, air quality, lighting, and noise control. Finally, the Humane Society of Westchester was awarded $500,000 to upgrade facilities by adding a new structure to improve animal socialization, training, and community education.