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Happy Holidays And More From Rebuild Hi-Tor

Rebuild Hi-Tor continues it move forward with the new animal shelter for Rockland County

 

As we enter the Holiday Season Rebuild Hi-Tor want to take a moment to thank the hundreds, the thousands of people who are supporting the effort to Rebuild Hi-Tor.  As we have stated so many time in the past, Hi-Tor is Rockland County's sole animal shelter.  It is old, it is in disrepair and it is inadequate for today's needs.  

The new building as designed will not only accommodate the residents of today's shelter but will be able to sustain itself as animal populations increase.   We are well on our way towards our goal of raising $750,000 to build this new facility.  We do, however, have a long way to go.   We have all been encouraged by the outpouring of support and we know that by this time next year we will se a new Hi-Tor in place.

A little update.  We are still working out details with the County to secure the required space for the new property.  We do hope we have this matter settled before the New Year so that we can break ground in January.  This will be something we will all hear about in the near future.  Look for the big day when we have shovels in hand to dig that first shovel-full of dirt commemorating the start of the construction.

Events are a big part of the Rebuild effort and we have several upcoming. Tabling will be done on every Saturday in December and January at PetSmart, Shop Rite in Pearl River and The Palisades Center Mall.  We will be adding other locations but volunteers are needed to staff these tables so if you may be interested in volunteering contact volunteer@rebuildhitor.org.  

Saturday December 8 marks the last day of an entire week that had The Dog House in Nanuet take coupons from customers that will give them a total from which 10% will be donated to Rebuild.  Go out on Saturday and eat a dog or two and then visit Hi-Tor at PetSmart just on the other side of Route 59.

On December 13, D's Bagels and Brunch in Congers will help the Rebuild effort by donating 10% of all purchases that day to Rebuild.  Have your morning cup at D's and enjoy one (or more) of their delicious bagels.  They make great sandwiches too!

January sees us (so far) with dining events at Harbourside Grill on Route 303 in West Nyack on December 14 during their evening dinner service and 10% will go to Rebuild.  We will then be at Rocco's on January 15 for lunch and dinner.  Rocco is donating 15% from all the coupons he will be collecting so make sure to bring one or mention Hi-Tor for Rocco to give you the coupon. 

On January 23 one of the finest fine dining experiences in Rockland County can be had at Grande Centrale in Congers.  This grand old restaurant and new owner Christine will be donating 10% of all revenue that evening to Rebuild.  As we get more restaurants and business' signing on to help Hi-Tor we will pass it on through the Patch and on FB. 

Like the Rebuild Hi-Tor Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lenny.nathan/posts/132075993614535?ref=notif¬if_t=like#!/groups/361735450566759/ Another way you can help Rebuild is to visit the Animal Rescue Site. http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge.faces?siteId=3&link=ctg_ars_shelterchallenge_from_shelterchallengeconfirmation             

Through December 16 they are running a poll and winners will get grants.  Hi-Tor, as of today, is in 3rd place only .34% out of 2nd place.  With 2nd place Hi-Tor will win a grant.  You can vote on this site EVERY DAY from any of your electronic devices.   This is one time that "stuffing" the ballot box is legal and we will win that grant with your help

.A special thank you to all who participated in and made our prior events a success.  This also includes a shout out to Caesar's Grille, The Turn and Cinco de Mayo.  We were so pleasantly surprised when we arrived at Cinco de Mayo and the staff gave us a check that a customer had left for us the night before.  $500 from a single person to help this Rebuild effort is a huge amount and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  If every pet owner in Rockland simply donated $3.00 for every pet they own to Rebuild we would have the money needed for the new shelter.  www.rebuildhitor.org

Lenny Nathan
Media Chair for Rebuild Hi-Tor

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Cal Mendelsohn December 07, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Happy Holidays to all, Lenny, a special thank you for coordinating the special third party fundraising events at the restaurants that are helping to fund our growing Rebuild effort. You are also spreading the word in many other ways on LinkedIn and Facebook. I look forward to further working with you this comingyear in my Events role to help bring more funds flowinginto this very worthy cause.!
Odd Job December 07, 2012 at 09:59 PM
After all this eating everyone is gonna be packing on the pouinds. You should ask one of your newest supporters Pete Clemente if he would host a fund raising exercise event at his studio.
Rebuild Hi-Tor December 07, 2012 at 10:35 PM
I can't wait until Pete finishes his remodeling of his place which will then be a eat in ice cream parlor. Then I will ask him to do a fund raiser for Rebuild!
Odd Job December 11, 2012 at 05:17 PM
What I am curious about is where is all this money, however much it is since you never give a tally to date, will go if things don't move forward to actually building a new shelter. Is there a back up plan for the funds received?
Chris December 17, 2012 at 01:57 PM
When is Hi-Tor going to update their website? It has events from October on it and now it is December. What is the hold up? How do they expect the community to take them seriously if they can't even stay current? Who is in charge of this?
Cal Mendelsohn December 17, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Chris, if you review the newsletter, which is clearly on the site, you wouldn't be saying this. Really, Chris, how can we take your criticisms seriously, when you dont bother with thoroughly reviewing the entire site or situation you criticize?
Chris December 17, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Cal, I am not speaking about Re-Build Hi-Tor, I am speaking about the website for the actual animal shelter itself. I am going to overlook your remarks because the words "Re-Build" were not at in my message.
Cal Mendelsohn December 17, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Fine. I am sure you can understand the confusion as the article itself is on rebuild.
Chris December 18, 2012 at 02:18 PM
http://www.hitoranimalshelter.org/Events_Calendar.html Here is an example of what I mean. No updates since October. Is someone on strike?

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