ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Department of Agriculture and Markets is putting up another $5 million to upgrade animal shelters.

The money is the second round of funding for the New York State Companion Animal Fund. Earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that more than a dozen shelters and humane societies in eight regions were awarded nearly $5 million in the first round of funding.

The money is available to nonprofit and municipal animal shelters and humane societies and can be used to construct, renovate or acquire buildings or equipment to shelter and care for dogs and cats. Applicants must provide matching funds to be awarded grants.

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