New group takes over Westchester animal shelter

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Angelucci signs the deal

ELMSFORD – Now that Pets Alive has moved out of its Westchester County facilities and consolidated at its main facilities in the Orange County Town of Wallkill, a new organization is going to take over the operations in Elmsford.
Paws Crossed Animal Rescue, an organization formed last August, but comprised of many of the staff members from Pets Alive, will take over. Its president, Jennifer Angelucci, was the kennel director when Pets Alive ran the 40,000 square foot shelter.
She anticipates the operational costs will be relatively minimal to start.
“Right now we are going to use only the kennels and hallway, so we are not going to be using the upstairs or the lobby area, which will cut costs a lot, and for the first six months we don’t have any salaries,” Angelucci said.  “All of our staff and volunteers are willing to work for free for the first six months, so that will be a big help. We estimate it to be around $10,000 to $12,000 every month in the beginning and that will increase over time once we increase our animal population and once we can pay the staff, it will increase.”
Pause Crossed has adopted out 30 pets so far and has three in their care right now.

Paws Crossed Animal Rescue facility in Elmsford