Welcome to Hi-Tor Animal Care Center, Rockland County’s only Open Admission Animal Care Center.

COVID 19 Update: Masks are optional for fully vaccinated clients.


Hi-Tor Animal Care Center currently has over 250 animals during this very busy summer season. The team at Hi-Tor is doing everything possible to keep the population healthy and moving, but community support and cooperation means everything to our success.



If you are interested in adopting an animal, the easiest and most productive way to begin this quick process is to submit an online application for pre-approval by visiting the “Adopt” feature above this page, and then clicking “Applications.” A representative will then follow up with you to schedule an appointment. Making an appointment will help us provide the best quality client service experience for you. You do not need to have a specific animal in mind when filling out the application as you will meet all of our animals during the time of your visit.

Or if you would prefer, you may visit the care center during open business hours as a walk in and fill out the application on site upon your arrival, but there may be a small wait time and the animal you select may not be ready to leave the same day. 


Surrendering an Animal

If you need to surrender an animal, your animal will best be set up for success by emailing info@hitor.org or calling the center directly to make an appointment. While Hi-Tor will not turn away walk in surrenders, making an appointment allows us to reduce wait times, helps us find suitable space and housing for your animal in advanced, allows us to prep the necessary medical tasks, and provides that we can uphold the health and well-being of your animal to the highest possible regard.



Hi-Tor is in need of foster homes for its cats and kittens during this very busy season. If you would be interested in temporarily fostering a cat or group of kittens, please fill out the following form so that we can have your information on file. We will periodically send you email updates as we have animals needing foster care. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetNG6ewqwb2jGAMCaKeCJkVgX2vyoA6K91QFTcn082BgehdA/viewform?usp=sf_link 



Hi-Tor is not currently accepting volunteers for animal handling roles. However, we do have a need for volunteer help as it pertains to special projects and operational needs. If you are at least 16 years old and interested in volunteering your time for one of these unique roles, please fill out the following form so that we maintain your information on file. As projects arise, we will periodically send email updates. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PjCFike4qGRMi4o2cvS-lH1UwI3L-h6DFz0X19ntCIc/edit


Your Generous Donation

Not able to adopt or foster at this time? Please consider making a generous donation to Hi-Tor to help us help our four legged friends during this very busy season,  https://www.hitor.org/online-donations or feel free to make in kind donations by visiting our care center during open hours, we are really in need of the following items on a regular basis: non-clumping cat litter, fancy feast adult wet food, fancy feast wet kitten food, Purina One dry food for cats and kittens, KMR formula, stainless steel litter boxes, Blue-Buffalo dog food, small paper plates, vinyl gloves, clean towels and linen.


Thank you to all our friends!!!