Covid19 Update

We are committed to taking every precaution while fulfilling our mission to take care of Rockland’s homeless animals. The following protocols have been put in place in order to reduce risk to our employees, volunteers, employees and the visiting public: 

     1) Shelter Hours: We are once again open to the public 6 days a week from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  We remain closed to the public on Wednesday. All visitors must wear masks and observe a 6 foot space distance. We do ask if you are interested in adopting or fostering that you make an appointment. This will help us plan better and maintain a safe environment for everyone. Thank you for your patience during these challenging times. Please call the shelter at 845-354-7900 or contact us at to make arrangements.

     2) Donations: We are still accepting, and are extremely grateful for donations of supplies. Anyone wishing to do so is asked to please place donations in or in-front of the storage bin at the shelter's entrance. Another option is to pick an item from out Amazon Wish List ( ship direct to the shelter. If you would like a tax receipt for your donations, please call ahead or let one of our staff know (from a distance) while you are here so arrangements can be made.

     3) Volunteers: Registered volunteers are welcome to work with the cats and walk/train the dogs. However, anyone experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath or any illness, or who has been in close contact with a COVID19 positive person should not come to the shelter and should be cleared by a physician before returning to the shelter.

     4) T.A.R.A. spay/neuter clinic: T.A.R.A has resumed services and will be taking appointments directly.  Please call 845-343-1000 to make an appointment, or visit .  If you have adopted an animal from Hi Tor, please call the shelter directly to make a spay/neuter appointment.

     5) We continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines provided by the NYS Animal Protection Federation for animal shelters, New York State Department of Health, the CDC and the Rockland County Department of Health. 

    If you have any additional questions with regard to Hi Tor operations, please email us at