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Overall Male 1st – Pete Ddemagio, 19:59 2nd – Chris Klien, 20:09 3rd – Andy Gutteral, 21:26 and race participants in a giving mood, the tone Runners pounded the Overall Female of the day was inspiring and hopeful for Hi-Tor. pavement on two and 1st – Nicole Geoglis, 23:19 Even Senator David Carlucci (below, left) was four legs during the 2nd – Chrissy Finnley, 25:06 on hand to support the event. Sue Bardari 3-mile Run/Walk held 3rd – Lauren Pagoroli, 25:23 bought a Rebuild t-shirt to honor her dad, George in Pomona on Sunday Under 19 Long, for a generous one hundred dollars! October 28th. This event 1st – Brandon Slukskey, 22:19 2nd – Jack Hallihan, 25:12 Another volunteer bought a t-shirt for a total benefited Rebuild Hi-Tor 3rd – Wyatt Buchalteran, 27:35 stranger who expressed that she didn’t have and was a rousing 20-29 Male enough cash on her. This team mentality was success with over $8000 1st – Fred Vero, 22:38 contagious as many went above and beyond to raised! A huge thank 2nd – Kieth Bubb, 22:53 add to the success of the day. Keith Bubb, you to the ever awesome 3rd – Michael Koskley, 25:57 boyfriend of Hi-Tor’s cattery girl Hillary, traveled Peggy Roccio-Marzell 20-29 Female 1st – Dale Prather, 26:40 for hours from Duanesburg NY to participate, (right) for organizing 2nd – Jacklyn Betrol, 26:48 and wound up placing second in his age group! this amazing event. Peggy had already raised 3rd – Jessica Pearl, 27:03 over $6000 for Hi-Tor with her recent “Cuts 30-39 Male For Mutts” fundraising event, and even outdid 1st – Mike Sceidenfrau, 24:29 herself this time! 2nd – Brad Nedowski, 33:01 30-39 Female We’d also like to thank Jarret Ammer and 5 1st – Kristen Devine, 26:04 Star Entertainment for providing DJ services to 2nd – Kristen Matenson, 28:00 3rd – Heather Vokes, 28:42 give an additional festive touch to the already fun day. Check out pictures of the event 40-49 Male 1st – Brian Terry, 23:59 by visiting You can 2nd – Charlie Miller, 24:00 also order photos through this link. 3rd – Jose Martinez, 28:18 40-49 Female Last but not least, Hi Tor alum Mocha, adopted 7 years ago 1st – Beverly Thobin, 26:13 to all the volunteers 2nd – Nicola Spears, 26:14 that are too numerous 3rd – Holly Farmer, 29:17 to mention, and the 50-59 Male participants who, due 1st – Eric Bucharton, 23:13 2nd – Craig Parsons, 23:19 to their love of animals 3rd – Mark Jones, 24:30 and Hi-Tor Animal 50-59 Female shelter, made this event 1st – Helen Cifuni, 25:25 as successful as it was. 2nd – Maureen Curtis, 31:18 This could not have 3rd – Elizebeth Toplay, 31:48 been possible without 60+ Male Pictured above are some of our great 1st – Mike Myers, 25:14 each and every one of volunteers and board members. See the 2nd – Steve Osser, 32:09 you. With volunteers day’s race results in the column at right! 3rd – Jerry Ostrover, 39:21 –Roberta Bangs, President of Female the Hi-Tor60+ Board of Directors Cover drawing by Keri Katt-Fava. Newsletter design by Jillane Ferreira. 1st – Marilyn Rogan, 51:14

3-miler Event Hits the Ground Running


Rebuild Hi-Tor Nights at local restaurants are a fantastic form of fundraising

A full house showed up to Lynch’s Restaurant in Stony Point, NY, to support Rebuild Hi-Tor on Tuesday, October 16th. Everyone had a great buffet meal of sliced steak, carved roast beef, chicken piccata, bratwurst with red cabbage, knockwurst with saurkraut, chicken fingers, french fries, mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables and more! Special thanks to Rebuild’s North Rockland Chair, Ellen Donovan, for setting up the event and hosting it that evening.

North Rockland Chair for Rebuild Ellen Donovan

Thank you to all who attended and enjoyed a fine meal that benefited the animals of Hi-Tor! Every little bit truly makes a difference.

Left: Not only did these two cuties come to Lynch’s to support the Rebuild, they are helping to find Hi-Tor’s Bailey a home! Below: Families enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner and did a good deed at the same time.

Chili’s Night (below) in Nanuet on Monday, October 15th was a huge success and a great time (and great meal) was had by all.

UPCOMING Dine & Donate EVENTS Tues 11/13 – Caesar’s in Garnerville

10% of proceeds - good ALL DAY

Thurs 11/15 – 16 Handles in New City 16% of proceeds from 3-6pm

Sat 12/1 – The Turn in Suffern

10% of proceeds - good ALL DAY

Weds 12/5 – Cinco de Mayo in Valley Cottage – 10% of proceeds - good ALL DAY 12/2-12/8 – The Dog House in Nanuet

10% of your purchase goes to Rebuild

Check out the event flyers later in this newsletter for more details!

Top left: Hi-Tor President Roberta Bangs & husband Jon. Top right: Hi Tor Operations Manager Brian Bradshaw (R) along with Chili’s Manager Mike Dorony. Bottom: The family of Rebuild Hi-Tor Fundraising Chair Don Franchino comes out to support the cause.

Hi-Tor Helpers Bed and Blanket Bake Sale + Bedding Drive Please join us for a sweet treat and help make a shelter animal’s life more comfortable while they wait for their forever homes. Don’t forget to support the Rebuild too, so Hi-Tor’s dogs can have a WARM place to live in the winter months!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17th 11:00am – 4:00pm FIREMEN’S TRAINING CENTER FIRE MUSEUM AUDITORIUM 35 Firemen’s Memorial Drive Pomona, NY 10970

BRRRR...IT’S COLD!  e will also be collecting W BLANKETS AND LINENS that day for the shelter, so we can keep all of the animals warm this winter.

There will be a delicious selection of home baked goods including cupcakes, cookies, pies and cakes and even homemade dog treats. We are also pleased to offer whole pies and cakes, as well as cookie platters to enjoy at home for the holiday.



you can help Please consider joining our Correspondence Committee. All it takes is a small amount of time to mail some letters, send emails, or other simple tasks. Or, volunteer even more time if you choose! It’s up to you. Every little bit truly helps and makes a huge difference in Rebuilding Hi-Tor. Contact

inform a friend about Hi-Tor animal care center! Encourage your favorite local restaurants to support Rebuild Hi-Tor by having special Rebuild Days or Nights, where they will donate a portion of their proceeds on a given day to our cause. Rebuild Hi-Tor will help get the word out about these events, and promises to drive lots of traffic to our supporting businesses! What a wonderful way to bring the community together for an amazing cause!

High school students: Start a club to fundraise for Rebuild Hi-Tor! It helps fulfill your community service hours, looks great on your résumé and best of all, it directly helps all of the pets at Hi-Tor Animal Care Center. Contact us at to get started today!

Man a table at one of our Rebuild Hi-Tor Tabling Events, or come up with your own idea for a table event. Contact if you’ve got an idea, or contact if you would like to volunteer to man an already existing table.

BRIGHT IDEAs! Ask holiday guests to bring you a donation for the shelter instead of another unneeded hors d’oeuvre. Ask for donations in lieu of holiday gifts. Make a donation to the shelter as your wedding favor. Or come up with your own creative ideas!

SUPPORT THE REBUILD WITH A BRICK PAVER Secure a permanent place in the history of Hi-Tor Animal Care Center, while helping to ensure its future, by purchasing a Brick Paver. These bricks will be used in a special walkway around the new shelter that will be a permanent legacy for all of the animal lovers who helped make it possible. Help us pave the way to a new shelter for our beloved animals! Create your custom message by filling out the form found online at under the “How You Can Help “ tab. • Honor a special pet or family member • Thank a favorite volunteer • Memorialize a lost loved one or pet • Make a gift for your whole family • Celebrate a special occasion • Recognize your own contribution • or anything you choose!

END OF THE YEAR WRITE-OFFS! If you or your accountant know of anyone who could use a 501(c)(3) tax write-off for 2012, Rebuild Hi-Tor is the perfect choice! You can help rebuild our shelter, help the abandoned animals, and help your finances at the same time! Just go to our website, and click the “donate” tab! Or, simply send a check to: Hi-Tor Animal Care Center PO Box 913 Nanuet, NY 10954

TABLING EVENTS DURING HOLIDAY SHOPPING WHERE YOU’LL FIND US THIS MONTH: Tuesday, November 13th, 3:30-7pm Nanuet High School Make A Difference Rockland Event Friday November 23rd Palisades Mall – Come see us on Black Friday! Saturday & Sunday, November 24th & 25th at the Pearl River Shop Rite Contact Mary Lenahan at if you would like to volunteer to man a table at any of our upcoming events. It’s easy, fun and doesn’t take too much time! And the animals are forever grateful! If you’ve worked a table, we’d love to see your photos. Please send to so we can get the word out about our wonderful volunteers!

thank you to super volunteer Lenny Nathan for stepping up to be our new Public Relations Committee Chair. Volunteer on his committee by emailing him at


Caesar’s Grill Restaurant

TUESDAY November 13th – ALL DAY promotion Tue Nov 13 Join Rebuild Hi-Tor at Ceasar’s Grill where 10% of all in restaurant proceeds will go to :

Caesar’s Grill Restaurant

120 West Ramapo Road Garnerville NY 10923 845 262 1022 Reservations suggested

Event organized by Hi-Tor’s amazing volunteer Sandra Siegel

Event organized by Hi-Tor’s super volunteer Lenny Nathan

Saturday December 1st 2 Campbell Ave Suffern NY

all day and night! 10% of all proceeds to benefit Rebuild

Cinco de Diciembre at Cinco de Mayo

10% of all meals this day will be donated to Rebuild Hi-Tor

Event organized by Hi-Tor’s super volunteer Lenny Nathan

845 624 9500 17 North Middletown Rd Nanuet NY 10954

WEEK OF DECEMBER 2 2--8 REBUILD Hi Hi--Tor at The Dog House 10% of all purchases go to

BRING THIS COUPON WITH YOU NAME: _______________________ DATE: _______________________ Amount Spent: ________________ Event organized by awesome ‘cat volunteer’ Richard Mauer!

Don’t forget to LIKE our page on Facebook!

You may have ‘liked’ the Hi-Tor page, but please also ‘like’ the Re-build Hi-Tor page! Search for it easily by typing it in with the dash in Re-Build. Or go to It only takes a second and your support makes all the difference! Thank you.


ERROR IN THE 10/27 LOHUD.COM ARTICLE ABOUT HI-TOR To clarify the incorrect statement made in the article on 10/27/12 – Hi-Tor has NOT reached their goal in the funds needed to rebuild the shelter. Your donations are still very much needed! Please continue your wonderful efforts to help Rebuild Hi-Tor.

THANK YOU Wenger North America! Wenger NA holds an annual Friends & Family Warehouse Sale each November, which includes a charity raffle. This year they have generously chosen to donate the proceeds to Rebuild Hi-Tor! The sale will take place Nov 14th–Nov 16th and the check will be presented to Hi-Tor approximately 2 weeks later. A representative from Wenger NA stated, “We’re so very happy to be able to help the shelter, thanks so much!” And we are so grateful for your contribution thank you Wenger NA!

please sponsor a Bucket & HELP the animals THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who placed buckets at the local businesses below. Participating businesses are advertised on our website – Accent Nails – 368 New Hempstead Road, New City, NY (placed by volunteers Tom & Liz Steele) Back to Earth – 1 South Broadway, Nyack, NY (placed by volunteer Lenny Nathan) Ben’s One Stop Kosher – 368 New Hempstead Road, New City, NY (placed by volunteers Tom & Liz Steele) Hair Stylists & Barbers – 102 North Middletown Road, Pearl River, NY (placed by volunteer Evelyn Doorley) Hilltop French Cleaners – 368 New Hempstead Road, New City, NY (placed by volunteers Tom & Liz Steele) Italian Food Center – 35 South Route 9W, West Haverstraw, NY (placed by volunteer Lenny Nathan) JohnnyCakes – 84 Main Street, Nyack, NY (placed by volunteer Lenny Nathan) Just Buns – 33 Lake Road, Congers, NY (placed by volunteer Lenny Nathan) Lin’s Family Chinese Restaurant 368 New Hempstead Road, New City, NY (placed by volunteers Tom & Liz Steele) Main Street Cafe – 6 North Main Street, New City, NY (placed by volunteer Lenny Nathan)

New City Diner – 127 Route 304, Nanuet, NY (placed by volunteer Lenny Nathan) O’Brien Chiropractic – 24 Chestnut Street, Suffern, NY (placed by volunteer Debbie Wulfson) The Orchards of Concklin 2 South Mountain Road, Pomona, NY (placed by volunteers Tom & Liz Steele) Pearl River Animal Hospital 19 South Pearl Street, Pearl River, NY (placed by volunteer Lynn Chavarria) Retro Fitness – 278 South Main Street, New City, NY (placed by volunteer Lenny Nathan) 7-Eleven – 191 North Middletown Road, Pearl River, NY (placed by volunteer Evelyn Doorley) Spirit Town Wine & Liquor – 10 Lake Ridge Plaza, Valley Cottage, NY (placed by volunteer Lenny Nathan) Spring Valley Animal Hospital – 151 Route 59, Monsey, NY (placed by volunteer Ilene Durkin) Valley Cottage Deli & Catering – 499 Kings Highway, Valley Cottage, NY (placed by volunteer Lenny Nathan)

Request a “donation bucket” from Hi-Tor or just make your own! Please contact volunteer@ or visit our website for more info. Collect the money from your bucket on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and send the check to Hi-Tor. What a great and easy way to help Rockland’s pets in need, while also supporting your local businesses!


Rebuild Reporter November 12, 2012  

Hi-Tor's Rebuild Reporter newsletter for November 12, 2012