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About Us

Founded in 1973, Hi Tor Animal Care Center takes in over 2,000 animals each year and is the only open managed admission shelter in Rockland County.​

Our Vision

We envision a place of refuge for every neglected, abandoned or abused domestic and companion animal in Rockland County.


Our Purpose

To provide a space where adoptable animals are sheltered in comfort, safety and security; where they have a place to exercise and experience joy; and where they can know the love of our community while we seek to find them their forever homes.  To deliver the highest standard of care possible while promoting responsible pet ownership through education.


Our Values

  • Dedication--To the animals in our care, to our staff, to our volunteers and to our community.

  • Compassion--Toward all people and animals.

  • Advocacy--Because animals can't speak for themselves.

  • Education--Promoting responsible pet ownership.

  • Integrity--Inspiring trust and respect by taking responsibility for our words and actions.

Diva's puppies, adopted 2012

Financial Information


Hi Tor Animal Care Center is Rockland County's  only animal care and control organization.  We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, charitable corporation, not a private foundation.  Our federal tax ID# is 23-7148054.

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