Hi Tor Animal Shelter Suspends Surrender Services Due to Ringworm Outbreak

Hi Tor Animal Shelter in Pomona suspended its animal surrender services Friday after a ringworm outbreak among the shelter’s cats. In a press release, Hi Tor said the ringworm was discovered after the Board of Directors made a change in management. The shelter’s been at the center of controversy since the shelter manager was fired last month and the exodus of several staff members that supported him. Rockland Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski told “The Morning Show” last week that if a new shelter is to be built, the agency has to get its act together…

Audio: Ken Zebrowski

Ringworm is a highly contagious fungal infection. Pet adoptions are continuing, but only for those animals that have been certified by a veterinarian. The shelter is caring for the animals that are there, but isn’t accepting any new animals until this issue has been resolved. If you have questions or concerns about Hi Tor and the ringworm issue, contact them at 845-354-7900, send an email to info@hitor.org, or visit their website hitor.org.

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