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Newburgh Animal Control Gets New Home

The Newburgh Town Board toured a building donated to the town, which is slated to become its new animal control facility. Seen here Thursday morning at the facility is Town Supervisor Gil Piaquadio, Councilman Scott Manley, Councilwoman Betty Greene, Town Clerk Andrew Zarutskie, Councilman James Presutti and Councilman Paul Ruggiero. (photo by Mark Gerlach)

By Mark Gerlach

A former veterinary hospital located at 21 Hudson Valley Professional Plaza is slated to become the Town of Newburgh’s new animal control facility.

The building, estimated to cost $500,000, was gifted to the town by Victor Rendano Jr. His father, Victor Rendano Sr., was a veterinarian who once owned and operated an animal hospital in that location. The building is approximately 7,100-square-feet and sits on an about 1.4-acre lot.

The building will be named after Victor Rendano Sr., who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He passed away in 2002. His son who donated the building, Victor Rendano Jr., is also a veterinarian.

Town of Newburgh Animal Control is currently located at 645 Gidney Ave. Plans to move into the new facility are likely to happen “as soon as possible,” Newburgh Town Clerk Andrew Zarutskie said. The property where the current animal control building is located was once proposed to become a dog park, according to Zarutskie. “Hopefully (the dog park) is back on the table,” he said.

In addition to receiving the building, the town has agreed to buy the contents inside, which include cages, examination tables, surgical lights and equipment, furniture and other veterinary tools, for $100,000. The money used to buy the materials was taken from the town’s T-94 account, which is made up of donations to the town, and doesn’t include taxpayer funds.

For the complete story read the Friday, Feb. 26 edition of The Sentinel. 

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