Adoptable Pets 3-12-15

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An exciting event this month! The Furball is being held at the Nyack Seaport 21 Burd Street in Nyack on March 27! All proceeds will go to Hi Tor’s campaign to build a new shelter. The evening will be honoring Christopher Puzio, founder Rockland Veterinary; Gordon Wren and the Fire Training Center; and Valley Cottage Animal Hospital. Tickets are $75. More information can be found at hitor.org.

Byron is a 4 1/2 yr old male DSH who came to the shelter as a stray. He gets along well with other cats and children. Byron is a happy go luck boy who's very friendly and a little on the chubby side, just more of him to love!!!

Byron is a 4 1/2 yr old male DSH who came to the shelter as a stray. He gets along well with other cats and children. Byron is a happy go luck boy who’s very friendly and a little on the chubby side, just more of him to love!!!

Holly is a 2-3 year old female DSH cat who was surrendered to the shelter because of the health of her owner. She does well with cats but will need to be tested with dogs. Holy is on the quiet and shy side so she will need to be in a home with kids who understand that. She does warm up and like to be held and gently pet.

Holly is a 2-3 year old female DSH cat who was surrendered to the shelter because of the health of her owner. She does well with cats but will need to be tested with dogs. Holy is on the quiet and shy side so she will need to be in a home with kids who understand that. She does warm up and like to be held and gently pet.

Lindsey is a 2-year old female DSH cat. She came to the shelter as a stray. Lindsey is good with other cats but will need to be tested with dogs. She also loves kids. Lindsey s a very affectionate cat who loves to talk. She craves attention and wants to be held and pet and is very playful.

Lindsey is a 2-year old female DSH cat. She came to the shelter as a stray. Lindsey is good with other cats but will need to be tested with dogs. She also loves kids. Lindsey s a very affectionate cat who loves to talk. She craves attention and wants to be held and pet and is very playful.

Ice is a 3-year old female pit bull mix who was surrendered to the shelter. The fact that ice does not do well with other dogs or cats means she should be the only pet in the house. Ice is Friendly, outgoing, loves people and wants to please. She is on the active side so will need a house with kids that can handle her energy. She is housebroken

Ice is a 3-year old female pit bull mix who was surrendered to the shelter. The fact that ice does not do well with other dogs or cats means she should be the only pet in the house. Ice is Friendly, outgoing, loves people and wants to please. She is on the active side so will need a house with kids that can handle her energy. She is housebroken

Panda is a 1 1/2 year old female pit bull mix who came to the shelter as a stray. She is good with some dogs but is not good with cats. Panda is on the smaller side, and is a very loving, energetic, happy outgoing little dog. Because she is so active she would do best in a house with older kids who can handle an active pup. Panda loves all people that she meets ,but needs work on her obedience!

Panda is a 1 1/2 year old female pit bull mix who came to the shelter as a stray. She is good with some dogs but is not good with cats. Panda is on the smaller side, and is a very loving, energetic, happy outgoing little dog. Because she is so active she would do best in a house with older kids who can handle an active pup. Panda loves all people that she meets ,but needs work on her obedience!

Benny is a 10-year old male Beagle who was taken off an abandoned property with Barney and Bailey. They were neglected, with no food or water living outside in this harsh winter weather. Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog the world will change forever. That is the case with Benny, a senior, visually impaired Beagle who spent his life in an outdoor kennel. Living TEMPORARILY with his foster family, he now has the constant company of 4 canine friends and a human pack leader. For the first time in his life, he is experiencing playing with other dogs, treats, belly rubs, regular meals, a clean bed and the attention and affection he so richly deserves. Unfortunately, his foster mom can only keep him until the end of March. He really needs to go to a home where he can continue to discover how kind humans can be. Won't you be that home for Benny???

Benny is a 10-year old male Beagle who was taken off an abandoned property with Barney and Bailey. They were neglected, with no food or water living outside in this harsh winter weather.
Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog the world will change forever. That is the case with Benny, a senior, visually impaired Beagle who spent his life in an outdoor kennel. Living TEMPORARILY with his foster family, he now has the constant company of 4 canine friends and a human pack leader. For the first time in his life, he is experiencing playing with other dogs, treats, belly rubs, regular meals, a clean bed and the attention and affection he so richly deserves. Unfortunately, his foster mom can only keep him until the end of March. He really needs to go to a home where he can continue to discover how kind humans can be. Won’t you be that home for Benny???

Jon Snow, Bran, and Sansa are looking for their forever home! These little ones are 5 months old. They are harlequin mixes with the best personalities. All of our bunnies are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. This trio can be adopted together or separately. For more information, please contact Michelle at Hitorbunnytrail@gmail.com, or call the shelter at 845-354-7900.

Jon Snow, Bran, and Sansa are looking for their forever home! These little ones are 5 months old. They are harlequin mixes with the best personalities. All of our bunnies are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. This trio can be adopted together or separately. For more information, please contact Michelle at Hitorbunnytrail@gmail.com, or call the shelter at 845-354-7900.

Spring Valley HS Student Charged with Attempted Murder

According to police a 16-year old Spring Valley High School student was arrested yesterday in the stabbing of a 17-year old student that took place in the school’s halls around 9:00 AM. Christopher Bermeo was apprehended at his home, after being identified by the victim who suffered four stab wounds to his arm, back, shoulder, and abdomen. The school was immediately put into lockdown and the unidentified boy was taken to Nyack Hospital and according to officials was not in life threatening condition, though the puncture wounds were all very deep. Bermeo was taken into custody and arraigned before a Village judge Tuesday afternoon and pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted murder. Public Defender Andre Vital stated that his client was defending himself and claims that the victim was bullying him at the time of the incident. Bermeo is being held on $500,000 bail, he will apparently be charged as an adult in the case.

Fire Destroys Suffern Apartment Building

Firefighters were called to an apartment building on Route 202 around 6:45 Tuesday night, where they found flames burning through the two-story building. According to officials the fire began in the basement of the Berkeley Square building that held 16 apartments and destroyed the first floor before spreading to the second floor and roof. The road was closed off for several hours into the night, and once more early this morning when the fire was reported to have started again, though it was out by 6:00 AM. No one was injured and the building was deemed uninhabitable. Investigators with the Rockland Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Suffern Police continue searching for the cause of the fire.

Student Stabbed At Spring Valley High School

According to police a student was stabbed at Spring Valley High School this morning. The incident occurred around 9:00 AM and police put the entire school into lockdown as they continue to investigate. The boy was stabbed several times and was taken to Nyack hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police stated that they have the suspect in custody but are not releasing any more information at this time.

Former Spring Valley Mayor Requests Trial With No Jury

Former Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin is requesting that the trial for the corruption case against her be held without a jury. According to papers filed with the court on Monday, Jasmin is asking that her case be heard by a judge with no jury, stating in a letter to Judge Kenneth Karas that she feels it will be better understood by a court without a jury. According to the records a jury twelve would need to agree unanimously on a charge and the defendant can choose not to use one in Federal court. Jasmin was arrested in 2013 after being accused of accepting bribes in exchange for political favors along with former Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph Desmaret who pleaded in January of 2014.

Fire Destroys Congers Home

Firefighters responded to a call in Congers on Monday afternoon, where a single-family home was engulfed in flames. Volunteers climbed through snow and brush to get to the house, and according to officials spent nearly two hours putting out the fire that was burning on three floors. With smoke and flames burning through the roof firefighters from Congers, West Nyack, Central Nyack, New City, Haverstraw, West Haverstraw, Thiells, and Valley Cottage battles to save the building, which was later deemed uninhabitable and was home at the time and firefighters rescued the owner’s dog.

New Evidence in Case Against Former Spring Valley Mayor

According to prosecutors in the case against former Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin, who was arrested after being accused of attempting to accept bribes in exchange of political favors, is facing new accusations. Prosecution filed court papers last week asking to submit evidence in the corruption trial that was collected in 2011 using an undercover FBI agent as well as local developer Moses Stern, who cooperated with the agency and wore a wire while discussing alleged deals with the former Mayor. According to the evidence Jasmin was recorded asking Stern to use a favor to dispose of 60 absentee ballots in the 2011 Board of Trustees election to ensure that her choice candidate wouldn’t lose. No charges have been filed regarding the new accusations in the trial.

Clarkstown Supervisor Proposes Funding for Protection in Malls

Clarkstown Supervisor Alex Gromack announced last week, a plan to get a greater police presence in Rockland and Westchester County malls. Gromack is requesting $94.5 million dollars for an increase in police funding statewide, following recent terrorist threats against shopping centers throughout the country, which would provide at least $2 million for each mall. Gromack stated at a conference that the money would not be used to reduce law enforcement budgets, but to add services to malls in the area. Clarkstown has two major shopping centers, the Palisades Center Mall and the Shops at Nanuet, and according to Gromack extra police could not be funded by their real estate and sales tax revenue, and additional funding in the state budget is necessary. The New York budget was already presented by Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier this year is being reviewed for approval by the Legislature.

Adoptable Pets 3-5-15

Brought to you by Tristate Aquariums on Route 59 in Suffern.
If you’re interested in adopting an animal, donating, or volunteering call Hi Tor Animal Care Center (845)354-7900.

Bailey is an 8-10 year old female beagle mix who was taken off an abandoned property with Barney and Benny. They were all neglected, with no food or water living outside in this harsh winter weather. But even though she went through all that, Bailey is a sweet, calm and quiet little girl. Don't let her age fool you she can still be active when she wants to. She is good with other dogs, but might not be good with cats. Won't you give Baylee the loving warm home she so deserves?

Bailey is an 8-10 year old female beagle mix who was taken off an abandoned property with Barney and Benny. They were all neglected, with no food or water living outside in this harsh winter weather. But even though she went through all that, Bailey is a sweet, calm and quiet little girl. Don’t let her age fool you she can still be active when she wants to. She is good with other dogs, but might not be good with cats. Won’t you give Baylee the loving warm home she so deserves?

Barney is an 8-10 year old male beagle mix who was taken off an abandoned property. He was taken from the same property as Bailey and Benny. They had no food or water, were neglected and out in this horrible winter all alone. Barney is good with other dogs but not cats. He's a quiet clam older man who just wants to spend his time being loved by someone in a nice warm home. At this time he is in foster but is available for adoption.

Barney is an 8-10 year old male beagle mix who was taken off an abandoned property. He was taken from the same property as Bailey and Benny. They had no food or water, were neglected and out in this horrible winter all alone. Barney is good with other dogs but not cats. He’s a quiet clam older man who just wants to spend his time being loved by someone in a nice warm home. At this time he is in foster but is available for adoption.

Dutchess is a 2-year old female pit bull mix. She is good with certain dogs but not good with cats. She's an active girl who would do best in a home with older kids. Duchess could use some work on her commands, but she is a very friendly loving and affectionate girl who loves to play.

Dutchess is a 2-year old female pit bull mix. She is good with certain dogs but not good with cats. She’s an active girl who would do best in a home with older kids. Duchess could use some work on her commands, but she is a very friendly loving and affectionate girl who loves to play.

Dip is a 1-yr old female DSH who was surrendered to the shelter because her owner had too many cats. She does well with other cats and would do best in a house with teens. Dip is shy at first but when she gets to know you she'll be yours forever.

Dip is a 1-yr old female DSH who was surrendered to the shelter because her owner had too many cats. She does well with other cats and would do best in a house with teens. Dip is shy at first but when she gets to know you she’ll be yours forever.

Mya is a 5-year old female DSH cat who was surrendered to the shelter. She gets along with other cats. Mya would do best in a quieter home because she's a very mellow cat, who just like to chill out and be lazy all day, so she would be better off with older kids in the house.

Mya is a 5-year old female DSH cat who was surrendered to the shelter. She gets along with other cats. Mya would do best in a quieter home because she’s a very mellow cat, who just like to chill out and be lazy all day, so she would be better off with older kids in the house.

Patty is a 1-year old female DSH cat. She came to the shelter as a stray. She is good with other cats and all children just not sure about dogs at this time. Patty is very sweet and another small cat. She came in with 2 of her kittens who have already been adopted. She enjoys lots of attention and loves being held.

Patty is a 1-year old female DSH cat. She came to the shelter as a stray. She is good with other cats and all children just not sure about dogs at this time. Patty is very sweet and another small cat. She came in with 2 of her kittens who have already been adopted. She enjoys lots of attention and loves being held.

Joey is a two year old Lop mix. He is very gentle. Joey has been neutered and is doing well with his litter box training. For more information, please email us at Hitorbunnytrail@gmail.com.

Joey is a two year old Lop mix. He is very gentle. Joey has been neutered and is doing well with his litter box training. For more information, please email us at Hitorbunnytrail@gmail.com.

This young neutered male New Zealand rabbit is as friendly as he is handsome. Sebastian is easy to handle and very calm. For more information please email Hitorbunnytrail@gmail.com.

This young neutered male New Zealand rabbit is as friendly as he is handsome. Sebastian is easy to handle and very calm. For more information please email Hitorbunnytrail@gmail.com.

This four year old long haired beauty ought to be in pictures! Her coat is stunning, to match her captivating personality. Cleo has been spayed, is litter box trained, and ready for a loving family of her own. For more information, please email us at Hitorbunnytrail@gmail.com.

This four year old long haired beauty ought to be in pictures! Her coat is stunning, to match her captivating personality. Cleo has been spayed, is litter box trained, and ready for a loving family of her own. For more information, please email us at Hitorbunnytrail@gmail.com.

Truck Catches Fire in Sloatsburg

Firefighters responded to a truck fire on Thursday afternoon. After receiving calls that the cargo truck’s engine had burst into flames, Rockland departments arrived to find the cab of the truck engulfed. The two men driving the truck were on their way to Boston and had stopped at the rest area on the Thruway, leaving the truck idling due to the cold. The driver told News 12 reporters that he is thankful he and his partner stopped to get out of the truck for a break and were not pulled over to sleep when the engine caught. Firefighters were able to put out the flames and all that was left was melted cab, and they continue to investigate the official cause.

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