State awards Jefferson County SPCA $190K

A dog at the Jefferson County SPCA
A dog at the Jefferson County SPCA(WWNY)
Published: Nov. 9, 2022 at 2:10 PM EST
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - The Jefferson County SPCA is getting nearly $190,000 from the state to expand services.

The money comes from the New York State Companion Animal Capital Fund.

The SPCA has been awarded $189,767 for expansion of services in a new veterinary wing for sick or injured animals.

This will allow space for dental procedures, surgeries, pre-operative care, post-operative care, and a treatment area for injured pets.

According to the New York State Animal Protection Federation, more than 150,000 animals annually are brought to non-profit and municipality-run shelters and humane societies.