Help Stop The Fireworks Near Hi-Tor Animal Care Center
  • Petitioned Miles Wolff

This petition was delivered to:

Commissioner, Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball
Miles Wolff
NYS Assemblyman
Kenneth P. Zebrowski
Limited Partner, Bottom 9 Baseball/ Rockland Boulders
John Flaherty
President/ CEO, Provident Bank
George Strayton
County Executive, Rockland County, NY
C. Scott Vanderhoef
Ramapo Town Supervisor, Rockland County, NY
Christopher P. St. Lawrence
President/COO, Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball
Dan Moushon
Co-Owner/ President, Bottom 9 Baseball/ Rockland Boulders
Ken Lehner
Executive Vice President/ General Manager, Bottom 9 Baseball/ Rockland Boulders
Shawn Reilly
Limited Partner, Bottom 9 Baseball/ Rockland Boulders
Mike Aglialoro
Limited Partner, Bottom 9 Baseball/ Rockland Boulders
Steve Mulvey
New York State Senate
New York-038
State Sen. David Carlucci

Help Stop The Fireworks Near Hi-Tor Animal Care Center

    1. Amy Patel
    2. Petition by

      Amy Patel

      Nanuet, NY



The Rockland Boulders are owned by Bottom 9 Baseball, a sports and entertainment management company and are a part of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (CAN-AM League).  From June 16, 2011 through September 5, 2011 the Rockland Boulders baseball team, whose home field is Provident Bank Park, located in Pomona, New York, have fireworks scheduled at 16 games

Hi-Tor Animal Care Center (Hi-Tor), Rockland County’s only Town affiliated animal shelter, is located less than a quarter of a mile down the road from Provident Bank Park.  Hi-Tor staff is very concerned about these fireworks, especially since they had originally been assured that fireworks would only be a three time occurrence.

Fireworks are not animal friendly.  Firework explosions can produce a blind panic in animals that can lead to serious injury, deep-rooted, debilitating fears, or even death.  The ears of most animals are considerably more sensitive than the human ear; therefore, the explosion of a firework not only is proportionately more disturbing to an animal, it can also affect an animal’s acute sense of hearing. Fireworks generate a noise level higher than the noise from gunshots and low-level flying jets, therein affecting their quality of life not only during their time at the shelter, but for the rest of their lives thereafter.

Dogs, cats, and other companion animals don’t understand that the terrifying loud bangs are a celebration.  One can only imagine what they think, given how much more sensitive their hearing is than ours.  Humane Societies across North America report that after firework displays they are swamped with calls about dogs and cats.  For animals, fireworks are no cause for celebration.  Firework displays and celebrations bring confusion, anxiety, and fear into the lives of animals.  Multiply that confusion, anxiety, and fear for shelter animals, whose stress is already at a heightened level.

The Ohio Animal Defense League studied this issue and concluded that fireworks and animals do not make a humane match.  In this age of technology, we can create celebratory displays that are both thrilling and joyful without endangering our dogs and cats.  There is an evident need to protect our companion animals from fireworks harm.

Write to the CAN-AM League, Bottom 9 Baseball (the Rockland Boulders owner), Provident Bank (the exclusive naming rights partner of Provident Bank Park), Rockland County elected officials, and New York State elected officials and tell them to Stop the Use of Fireworks at Provident Bank Park in Pomona, New York!

For updates, please join our Facebook Page: Stop The Fireworks Near Hi-Tor Animal Care Center.  Also, please join the Facebook Event for our protest efforts on June 16, 2011: Protest Fireworks at Provident Bank Park




Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Fireworks are now 4-8 minutes, pets parade the stadium to promote adoption.

      Amy Patel
      Petition Organizer

      Recent negotiations led to an agreement of a 4 minute fireworks show. As recently as Sunday july 3rd, the show was loud and for 8 minutes long. Someone isn't exactly playing fair. This week they have 4 shows in honor of the 4th of July.

    3. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • sally daner NEW CITY, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      I am shocked and appalled that this is happening in a quiet residential area. It is extremely disturbing and a cause of anxiety to humans and animals alike. There is no escape from it if you are nearby. We are forced to hear it, it is extremely loud, and it is noise pollution.

    • Marissa Haight PORTLAND, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      Fireworks are just bad for animals period, I agree with the Ohio Animal Defense League; fireworks are inhumane and they are harmful to our four legged friends. They are abusive and dangerous, even to humans, by polluting the air, which is bad for people with health problems.

    • Rosanne Hughes MONSEY, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      Those dogs are already traumatized by having to be in a shelter. It is cruel to further traumatize them by subjecting them to night after night of noisy fireworks. (Don't say they are not loud, I hear them clearly from my house with the windows closed!!!)

    • Aric Blau SUFFERN, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      This should not be aloud. Its not right plus the park was here after

    • Cynthia Normann BLOOMINGBURG, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      Why would anybody in their right mind want to see a animal suffer. Imagine, you're sitting watching these fireworks thinking "oh how beautiful" when the reality is not even close to beautiful for these poor animals who are already stressed enough. This is simply cruel and selfishness advertisment without any compassion for anything else but the old mighty dollar. SHAME ON YOU!


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