Spring Valley Votes Against new Hi Tor Facility; Rockland Barks Back

The village of Spring Valley voted earlier this month to not participate in the county’s plan to build a new two million-dollar animal care center in Pomona. Yesterday, county officials held a press conference at the current facility to denounce that decision, and County Executive Ed Day vowed the project would move forward without Spring Valley…

Audio: Ed Day

So far this year, 179 dogs and cats have been brought to the shelter, 47 of them, or 18%, came from Spring Valley. Hi Tor Board of Directors President Debbie DiBernardo said Spring Valley residents will be charged $750 per dog and $500 for each cat they bring to the shelter, or…

Audio: Debbie Dibernardo

Beginning May 1st, 2018 Hi Tor will no longer accept animals brought to the shelter by the Village of Spring Valley Police Department. The county will also seek to recover the nearly $23,000 that Spring Valley owes for the animals that have been brought to this county facility so far this year, if the village fails to pass the agreement. In a statement to WRCR, Mayor Alan Simon said he and the deputy mayor support the plan, but the remaining three trustees on the board voted against it. He said the village will find a way to care for the village’s stray dogs and cats.

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