Hi Tor Shelter to Reveal Major Future Plans

Due to financial difficulties and the condition of the building, this shelter is at risk at shutting down.


Just a month ago, Rockland's only animal shelter was at risk of shutting down in July. However, by the end of April this year, Hi-Tor Animal Care Center received to keep it open through the rest of 2012. 

As of June, they have 39 dogs and only 30 kennels and seven are in foster care. There are 70 cats and 30-40 of them are with foster families. 

However, that's all about to change. 

This Wednesday, July 11, Hi Tor is making an announcement at 11 a.m. at the facility regarding the future of Hi-Tor Animal Care Center, Inc. Check back with Patch on Wednesday for an update. 

About Hi Tor

Founded in 1973, Hi-Tor Animal Care Center Inc. is a privately incorporated, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and improving animal life, promoting responsible pet adoption and ownership and providing humane treatment for all animals in its care. The facility is the only animal shelter in RocklandCounty and takes in approximately 2,500 animals annually. It has a small paid staff, with a volunteer Board of Directors and a team of volunteers. The shelter’s Web site is www.HiTor.org.

Vision Statement

The Hi-Tor Animal Care Center is committed to acquiring a state of the art facility, on a dedicated campus, to provide the highest standard of care to sheltered animals and to promote responsible petownership through education.

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.” Mohandas Gandhi 

One can’t help but wonder what kind of judgement would be made of us in Rockland County, one of thewealthiest counties in New York State, based on how we treat our animal shelter.

Hi-Tor Animal Care Center, Inc. is located at 65 Firemen’s Memorial Drive, Pomona, NY 10970.

Mike Hirsch July 09, 2012 at 12:47 PM
I offered to help them refurbish their center for free but have not heard back from them. Maybe they got someone else to do it.
Donald Franchino July 09, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Mike--I will contact all volunteers and people like yourself who have offered to help. I think you wil be pleased with the boards decision
Debra Goldstein July 09, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Shame shame on Rockland County !!
Chris July 10, 2012 at 12:49 PM
I think the establishment of a new facility is a wonderful idea. The only issue I have with it is the fiscal instablity of the current group operating at "Hi-Tor". If you gave them a brand new facility, how will they keep it going? That is the big issue.


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