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Help Save Hi Tor Animal Shelter
  • Petitioned C. Scott Vanderhoef

This petition was delivered to:

C. Scott Vanderhoef
Doug Jobson
Frances M. Hunter
Patrick Maroney
Joseph Meyers
Geoffrey Finn
Yitzchok Ullman
Philip Soskin
Frank Sparaco
Christopher St. Lawrence
Shirley Lasker
Alden Wolfe
Alex Gromack
Luanne Konopko
William Sherwood
Michael Grant
John Murphy
Aron Wieder
Patrick Withers
William Darden
Paul Whalen
Daniel Friedman
Frank Borelli
Vincent Gamboli
Christopher Carey
Thomas Diviny
Michael Maturo
Lou Vicari
Howard Phillips
Jay Hood Jr.
Nancy Low-Hogan
George Hoehmann
Aney Paul
Harriet Cornell
Ilan Schoenberger
Jim White
Noramie Jasmin
Edwin Day
John Gould
Andrew Stewart

Help Save Hi Tor Animal Shelter

    1. Rachel Skelly
    2. Petition by

      Rachel Skelly

      Pearl River, NY


Hi Tor Animal Care Center, Rockland County’s only animal shelter, is in dire financial straits. It’s been projected that if the shelter doesn’t receive additional funding from the County and the five Towns that contract with them, they will have to close their doors by July 2012. Rockland County says it is the Towns’ responsibility and the Towns say it’s the County’s responsibility to fund Hi Tor.

It is unacceptable that Hi Tor Animal Care Center operates in an antiquated, obsolete facility and receives inadequate funding to provide current standards of humane shelter care and to satisfy public expectations for the treatment of stray or homeless animals. It is up to the municipalities, Rockland County and the five Towns, to provide the necessary funds to ensure proper shelter, food, and water for the nearly 2,500 lost, surrendered and abandoned pets that enter the shelter each year.

The Hi Tor staff and Board of Directors have diligently worked to provide essential care, promote adoptions, aggressively support spay/neuter programs, promote responsible pet ownership and dramatically reduce the incidence of euthanasia. It is quickly becoming impossible to continue to provide these essential services under the existing conditions and without sufficient funding.

The Humane Society of the United States notes a national community average expenditure of $8 per resident per year for animal care and control in 2009, yet in Rockland, government funding for the shelter cumulatively amounts to about $0.64 per resident per year. In a county as affluent as Rockland, this situation is a disgrace and cannot be tolerated. I support an annual County tax of $20 per household to be utilized solely for the support of an animal care/control facility adequate to provide for the needs of the community.


To help, please visit our Facebook page- http://www.Facebook.com/SaveHiTorAnimalShelter

To donate directly to Hi-Tor, please visit http://www.hitor.org


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Susan Ekker PALISADES, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I have adopted several dogs from Hi Tor and it breaks my heart just walking in there and seeing the condition of the building these poor animals are kept in.

    • Diane Wanick TAPPAN, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I have adopted a few cats from the shelter over the years and these animals ALL deserve a good home.

    • Samantha Sawyer PEARL RIVER, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have two cats from Hi-Tor. I hope to have more. Plus I am an Avon representative and Id like to organize a fundraiser to help your organization

    • Jessica Beaudry PETALUMA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Save the shelter!

    • suju bala BANGALORE, INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      we support your cause.. no kill is the only way for peace


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