The Dutchess County SPCA is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill shelter.
We shelter animals in need and secure permanent homes for adoptable pets.
We provide practical and educational resources to the public to advance the highest standards of animal care and help keep pets in their homes.
We enforce humane law throughout Dutchess County.
We strive for a community in which all animals are treated with compassion and respect.
Our Core Values
Holistic: We see the whole animal and are fair, compassionate and empathetic. We
bring this same vision to members of the community and look at an individual and
each situation with compassion and understanding.
Community Service: Helping animals means helping people. We believe the solutions
to local challenges begin with our outreach to the community. We lead by example
and compassion for animals and their caretakers.
Welcoming and Inclusive: We strive to be non-judgemental. Everyone has a vision and a
skill to offer. Diversity, both visible and invisible, makes our organization stronger.
We encourage each other to accept diversity and the strengths each person brings
into our organization.
Compassion: We approach each other, our community animals, and neighbors with
love, kindness, understanding, and patience. We acknowledge that other perspectives
and situations are different from our own and we strive to genuinely recognize the
needs of other people or animals.
Integrity: We consistently act in a moral and ethical manner, even when we are
alone. We recognize that our words and deeds are the building blocks for strong
relationships with our teammates and the community.
President– Catherine Lane
Vice President – Jack Fein
Secretary – Karen Blonder
Treasurer – Alicia Lilly