Hi Tor Kids
Are You A Kid Who Loves Animals?
We get emails from kids like you all the time at Hi Tor wanting to help our homeless animals! At Hi Tor, you need to be at least 16 to handle and pet cats and 18 to handle and pet dogs. But, there are a lot of other ways you can help! We at Hi Tor are inspired by your compassion for animals and even though you can not work with animals (YET!) you can affect the lives of these pets!
Youth Program Brochure
Registering for Humane Heroes
If you are interested in registering your child for Humane Heroes, please email: with your child's age and t shirt size
Please note: each sessions curriculum is based on age group. Only children of that age group are permitted in the session.
Help with Tabling
Ways You Can Help Hi Tor on Your Own
Organize a wish list supply drive
Did you know that our shelter runs a lot on donation of supplies? The shelter works on a little funding but, it's not nearly enough to keep everything going. So we rely on our awesome community to help us out with supplies. Stores, companies and individual people hold supply drives and donate supplies. You can do this too! Make sure you get your parent's permission first. Then you can get your school, scout troop, church group or friends to donate supplies the shelter needs.
Get a box
Find a collection spot
Set a date that all supplies will need to be added to the box
Pick up the box
Have your parents bring you to the shelter
Make sure you take a photo with the staff, give them your name and what group you collected them with
Hold a fundraiser
Fundraiser means holding an event that you will donate money to Hi Tor. Some kinds of fundraisers that are good for kids are:
Bake Sales (school bakes sales tend to be bigger but, you need to ask teacher permission)
Penny Collections all the kids in your troop or school can talk to your parents to see if they have spare change, go through the couches, chairs, washer and dryer! Then you put all your money together and voila! You group can even collect coffee cans and decorate them to leave them in classrooms or ask other organizations...just remember where you left them!
Donate a Dollar find your lucky number and have everyone donate that amount. $1 or $5!
Are you interested in a close up and personal look at our shelter. We will explain about the different places in our shelter and all about our homeless friends.
Our friendly knowledgeable volunteers offer tours to groups of 8 or more participants. If your group does not meet minimum, you may join in with other groups for tours.
Tour dates are scheduled 2-3 week days a month and 3 weekend days a month. Please see our calendar on our events page for available dates.
Tour Registration Fees
There is a $2.00 registration fee per tour participant and a required supply drive to participate.
Paint Our Kennels are held seasonally prior to holidays. You may sign up your boy scout or girl scout troop. You can also round a group of neighbors and get together to help the animals in creative ways by painting adoption messages on our kennels. For date availability please e.mail
Paint The Kennels Registration Fee $30.00 per group with supply drive
Our volunteers table all sorts of events. What does this mean? Often there are people standing outside stores collecting money to help different places. We stand outside ShopRite, Stop and Shop, we go to the Nyack street fair and a lot of stores hold supply drives inside. If your parent want to volunteer with you, you can help out together. You can hold the donation jar or take supplies from people that have supply drive events. The coolest part of this kind of volunteering is that you get to do it with your parent. What's better than volunteering together?! Have your parent email and Steve will get you in touch with our tabling chair, Roberta.