Rebuilding Hi Tor Animal Care Center is a big task, but not insurmountable. The new effort to rebuild was heralded at a press conference outside the shelter on July 11, 2012. Roberta Bangs, Hi Tor Board President, announced the beginning of a capital fundraising drive to raise a minimum of $650,000 to build a new shelter three times the size of the current facility. Local fundraising powerhouse Donald Franchino is heading up the Rebuild Hi Tor fundraising efforts. Don has run several other very successful local fundraisers including the Highview Playground in Nanuet, and the Little League Fields of Nanuet. Hi Tor is asking the county for a 99 year lease of the 10 acres of land around the current site at the cost of $1. The Rebuild Hi Tor effort will pay for the new shelter facility. The fundraising is not limited to funds but also donations of services. Donated work by electricians, plumbers, carpenters, masons and sheet metal specialists would help reduce the cost of construction.
Please spread the word about our cause and have anyone who is interested in volunteering contact RebuildHiTor@gmail.com. Rockland County’s animals will finally get the shelter they so deserve!
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