Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA!

Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA!2018-10-18T14:22:58+00:00

DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA

The Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DCSPCA) is a nonprofit animal welfare organization dedicated to providing temporary shelter for stray and homeless companion animals and to protecting animals from cruelty and neglect. Our mission is to make Dutchess County safe and humane for companion animals and people and to educate the public about the humane treatment of animals. We do this by facilitating companion animal adoption, enforcing humane laws, providing public outreach and education, and offering affordable medical care for animals in our region.

In 1871, five years after the first animal anti-cruelty laws were passed in the United States, a group of prominent community leaders in Poughkeepsie held a public meeting to form the  country’s third oldest Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Although the name, location, and specific programs have changed many times throughout the last 150 years, present-day DCSPCA remains steadfast in our commitment to a better life for animals in Dutchess County and beyond.

Today, the DCSPCA is the only agency in Dutchess County that investigates and enforces animal cruelty laws. We contract with several municipalities to accept stray animals and facilitate return to their owners or placement through adoption. The DCSCPA is committed to caring for all adoptable animals until a new home is found. We envision a community in which there are caring, respectful relationships between humans and animals and that all adoptable animals have homes.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

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LATEST NEWS

17 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

We are closing now due to inclement weather. We will reopen our Adoption Center at Noon tomorrow. Be safe. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Make Home Happen Round Up for Wednesday!
These great animals are thankful they found homes today! Yay!
Cats: Ronald, Fudd, Elmer
Dog: Anthony
Cat Pairs: Sabrina and Mango (both seniors)
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I fell in love with Ronald! Lucky family!

Yayyyy Ronald!! One of my faves ☺️

Very happy for them and the families!

God bless!

Is Princess still available??

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2 days ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Walk through Wednesday of our available dogs! ALL dogs we have at the moment are included in the Thankful for a Home promotion!

#makehomehappen #adopt #dcspca #walkthroughwednesday
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Use your inside voice, Romy 😆 <3

He cute

Chipper

Les Castellanos!!! Look at Wilson around the 2:20 mark 😍

Hi Royal!

Sorry I accidentally hit an emoji

Wilson's ears! 💕

hi Wilson! 😍

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Hi, you have a girl named Barbie in this video. She's 1 1/2 + 54 lbs. I would love to know more about her + if she gets along with other dogs ? Please message me back, I'm very interested in her. Thank you.

Primrose is back ☹️ poor girl . She looks so sad !

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2 days ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Walk Through Wednesday for our available cats! Our Thankful for a Home promotion is still going strong!

#makehomehappen #walkthroughwednesday #adopt #dcspca
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I adopted @ long haired cat from you in nov and she needs to be groomed do you do grooming for a nominal fee

Beautiful 👀

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Aww yellow tabby?

How is Matilda with dogs

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Caity Moschetto

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