Hi Tor Shelter Moving to New Location

Officials with Hi Tor Animal Care Center stated this week that they are looking to begin designs for a new shelter at a location shared with the Homes for Heroes project. Sharon Needleman, the president of the Hi Tor board, confirmed that the shelter is excited to be working with Homes for Heroes, after nearly a decade of searching for new location to build a safer home for the animals. The current location on Fireman’s Memorial Drive is described by most as unsafe, and is in need of plumbing, structural, and electrical repairs. President of Homes for Heroes, John Murphy stated that the organization had extra land to put to use on the site off of Western Highway in Tappan where new homes are being built for homeless, disabled veterans and their families. The federal government allows use of the land for a limited amount of options, an animal shelter being one of them. Veterans will benefit from the relationship as well, due to a potential program to train companion dogs on the site. Now a design for the shelter, which will be allowed about 3 acres, will begin, Hi Tor officials stating they have about $850,000 of the $1 million they would need to build.

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