Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA!

Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA!2018-11-26T20:02:33+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.

Current Job Openings

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Cocktail reception and silent and live auction

Sunday, December 2, 2018

5:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m.

Christos Catering

Tickets are still available now! Call us today 845-452-7722 x 412

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LATEST NEWS

1 day ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Make Home Happen Round Up for Sunday!

These great animals are thankful they found a home today! Yayy!!

Cat: Hubbel (senior/special needs)
Dogs: Jada, Lolli and Lucy

#makehomehappen #dcspca #adopt
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2 days ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Make Home Happen Round Up for Saturday!

These great animals are thankful they found a home today! Yayy!!

Cats- Huey
Elle
Alexis
Schwartz (senior)

Dogs- Lady (senior)

#makehomehappen #dcspca #adopt
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Comment on Facebook

Lady is very happy already. She has her big fluffy bed next to my favorite chair and is sleeping away. She loves the snake and ball I knitted just waiting to adopt a fur baby. Thank you!!

Love all the ‘senior’ adoptions. 👏🏼

God bless!

Thank you to Patrick and his 4th grade classmates from Mill Road Elementary School for their generous donation from their bake sale! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Patrick and his 4th grade classmates from Mill Road Elementary School for their generous donation from their bake sale!

 

Comment on Facebook

Thank you. God bless you!

Great job!!! 🍪🐶

Thank you !

Great job!

Thanks Patrick sorry I couldn’t be there today when you arrived. Bake sale success!!!

Thank You!🐾❤️

🍪🎂🍰great bake sale ‼️great cause🐶

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3 days ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Make Home Happen Round up for Friday!

These great animals are thankful they found a home today! Yayy!!

Cats: Lily (senior)
Doug
Red Baby and Pebbles (together)
Ferrets: Buddy

#makehomehappen #dcspca #adopt
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Comment on Facebook

Congratulations enjoy your beautiful cats ❤❤❤❤

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