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Posted Tuesday, March 8, 2022Dear friends, Rockland County has experienced the retirement of 3 wonderful people all of whom were dedicated to animals and the people of our community. Most recently, Pat Coleman, Animal Control Officer for the Town of Clarkstown. I have known and had the pleasure of working with Pat for years. She assisted countless animals whether companion, stray or wild. Each time the Hudson Valley Humane Society received a call from Pat, we knew it was a unique situation. Pat would call, and with a chuckle ask, “do you have room for a pig?”. Our answer was always, yes, and this infamous stray pet pig named “Swag” graced the back of the Town’s animal truck more than once coming to the HVHS headquarters. Last year, 5 sheep and 1 goat needed rescue from a location in West Nyack and the HVHS needed help with transport. With an HVHS vehicle, assistance from the Rockland County Sheriff and the reliable Pat Coleman, all were safely transported to the HVHS headquarters in one convoy. Pat also assisted the HVHS
Posted Friday, April 20, 2018Springtime means adult female turtles will be leaving the safety of the reservoir and crossing Western Highway to lay their eggs. Sadly, each year turtles are killed, or severely injured, by cars along this heavily traveled residential road. In an effort to save them, The Hudson Valley Humane Society is coordinating this year’s Kick-Off Meeting regarding the plight of the Turtles of Western Highway.
Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018Dear HVHS Friends, We are swamped with calls from potential adopters seeking kittens and we thought this would be a good time to post some kitten basics…