BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Finger Lakes SPCA recently received a $10,000 grant to help and improve and expand their medical capabilities. The grant comes from the Golisano Foundation's Bailey and Friends, an initiative with the goal of ensuring and supporting animal welfare in the Western New York area.

The money is especially helpful as the Finger Lakes SPCA is currently experiencing high demand for spay and neuter services as well as medical care for cats and dogs.

"The vast majority of them are not spayed or neutered and most of them are not vaccinated either because they've come from feral situations where folks just haven't been keeping up with their medical needs of their animals," said Michael Hopkins, the acting interim executive director of Finger Lakes SPCA. 

The grant money is specifically intended for improvement of medical supplies and equipment, and SPCA officials say it will go a long way in improving the medical care provided to animals at the Finger Lakes SPCA. In addition, as available equipment is be upgraded and modernized, care will improve as a result.