HI-TOR ANIMAL CARE CENTER INC

Pomona, NY   |  www.hitor.org

Mission

To provide a space where adoptable animals are sheltered in comfort, safety and security; where they have a place to exercise and experience joy; and where they can know the love of our community while we seek to find them their forever homes. To deliver the highest standard of care possible while promoting responsible pet ownership through education.

Ruling year info

1971

President

Debbie DiBernardo

Main address

65 Firemens Memorial Dr

Pomona, NY 10970 USA

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EIN

23-7148054

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

One of our biggest challenges is overcrowding. We are looking at ways to help get our pets forever homes at a faster pace to help alleviate the overcrowding and lack of space necessary for our animals.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Hi Tor Animal Care Center

Hi Tor is the only animal control facility handling over 2500 animals annually.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Hi Tor has partnered with Behavior Plus and we are dedicated to training the shelter dogs to service dogs for wounded soldiers. We provide the dog to the veteran free of charge to them.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

We provide to eligible seniors that are looking for an older pet, free of charge to them.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Hi Tor Animal Care Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers reflect the total animals that came in to the shelter during that particular year.

Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Hi Tor Animal Care Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All these animals were brought in to our shelter during that year and have been taken care of in the best possible manner.

Number of animals with freedom from pain

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Hi Tor Animal Care Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Hi Tor Animal Care Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All dogs are given a change to go on daily walks multiple times with qualified volunteers. This helps them express normal behavior.

Number of animals with freedom from fear and distress

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Hi Tor Animal Care Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All animals are placed in a calm environment with clean food and water. We ensure that no animal experiences any distress or fear while at the shelter.

Number of animals rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Hi Tor Animal Care Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are all the animals that were able to find new loving homes or return to the original owners during that year.

Number of animals rehabilitated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Hi Tor Animal Care Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are all the animals that were adopted or returned to owners.

Number of animals monitored post release

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Hi Tor Animal Care Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We randomly monitor a small percentage of our successful adoptions. If we have the slightest doubts on any adopter, then they are most certainly monitored every 3-6 months on the health of the pet.

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Hi Tor Animal Care Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These include animals that were abandoned, brought in by public, police, animal control and surrendered by owners.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Hi Tor Animal Care Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We found new loving homes for these animals during that year.

Number of animals provided with long term care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Hi Tor Animal Care Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These animals were cared for in the shelter initially and then adopted into loving homes for the rest of their lives.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Hi Tor Animal Care Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Every animal that is adopted out of the shelter is spayed/neutered by default. We do not allow the adoption of animals before they are spayed/neutered.

Number of sheltered animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Hi Tor Animal Care Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number also reflects the total number of animals that came in to the shelter for that year.

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Hi Tor Animal Care Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number reflects the average number of days for animals that are brought in as strays.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Hi Tor has implemented a 1-3 year Strategic Plan establishing long and short term goals in the following functional areas: Financial Management, Fundraising, Marketing, Operations, Personnel, and Capital Project.

Finance: prepare a comprehensive budget / Increase revenue while decreasing expenses
Fundraising: Adopt a written one year fundraising plan / Raise in excess of $200K from fundraising and directed giving programs
Marketing: Develop and implement a structured marketing program
Operations: Improve management of volunteer workforce / update standard operating procedures / implement staff training programs.
Personnel: Update and implement comprehensive personnel policies
Capital Project: Secure property for a new facility

The organization is meeting it's financial goals through a rigorous examination of the accounting records, implementing cost controls and checks and balances on expenditures of shelter funds.

We have a team of dedicated staff and volunteers that help us reach our goals by going above and beyond. Also, we have a working board of experienced professionals working together to create a better established business plan. We all hold each other accountable and work tirelessly for the benefits of the animals in our care. They are our focus and drive to produce a better non-profit

Hi Tor is pleased to announce that we are now in a partnership with Rockland County and will be working on building a much-needed shelter.

Hi Tor is also working on a program to take our homeless dogs and have training them to become a service dog for veterans, free of charge to the veteran.

Hi Tor now has youth ambassadors and they are working on bettering the lives of animals with the youth of the County.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have found ways to communicate with the staff and volunteers more. We are working on a way to better serve the community with more responsive and better customer service. We always look for ways to improve the lives of the animals we represent and we take into account all suggestions from volunteers, staff, and adopters.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners, Volunteers,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HI-TOR ANIMAL CARE CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 11/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Debbie DiBernardo

Hi Tor Animal Care Center

Term: 2016 -

William York

Michelle Torello

Dr. Robert Weiner

Helen Allen

Diane Spinner

Tom Walsh

Sharon Bailey

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/1/2021,

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/30/2020

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.