ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- Rockland is getting a new animal shelter.
County legislators authorized financing for a new animal shelter to house homeless, abandoned and found animals.
The Hi-Tor Animal Care Center, run by the non-profit Hi-Tor organization, is currently housed in a building legislators said was outdated and cramped.
The new $2.05 million shelter will be built on the same county-owned parcel, with the county chipping in $1.2 million, the shelter contributing $350,000 and the state contributing a $500,000 grant.
The county would own the building and Hi-Tor Animal Care Center would continue to operate the shelter. The shelter primarily houses dogs and cats but has often also housed rabbits, various birds, and ferrets, among other species.
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