What is Animal Control?

Animal Control is responsible for handling loose or stray dogs, barking complaints, rabies enforcement, etc., based on town ordinances.  They do not handle wildlife, animals stuck in trees, or dead animals on roadways.  Services are provided on a town-by-town basis.  See the list below for the Animal Control Services by town.

The Dutchess County SPCA has the contract to provide Animal Control services for Hyde Park and Pleasant Valley.

You may reach the Animal Control Officer/Dog Warden of the following towns at the corresponding numbers:

 

TOWN CONTACT # HOLDING FACILITY PHONE #
Amenia: 845.489.6148 Dutchess County SPCA 845.452.7722, Ext. 403
Beacon: 845.838.5000 or 845.831.4111 Dutchess County SPCA 845.452.7722, Ext. 403
Beekman: 845.656.0451 Dutchess County SPCA 845.452.7722, Ext. 403
Clinton: 845.756.4136 Pine Plains Animal Hospital 518. 398.9494
Dover / Wingdale: 845.656.2361 Town of Dover
East Fishkill: 845.221.2111 Dutchess County SPCA 845.452.7722, Ext. 403
Fishkill: 845.831.1110 Dutchess County SPCA 845.452.7722, Ext. 403
Hyde Park: 845-452-7722 x.404 Dutchess County SPCA 845.452.7722, Ext. 403
LaGrange: 845-452-7722 x.404 Arlington Animal Hospital 845. 473.0301
Milan: 845.756.4136 Pine Plains Animal Hospital 518. 398.9494
Millbrook: 845.489.6148 Dutchess County SPCA 845.452.7722, Ext. 403
Millerton / Northeast 518.789.4504 Millerton Veterinary Practice 518.789.3440
Pawling 845.656.5815 Pawling Vet Clinic 845.350.0443
Pine Plains 518.398.7121 Pine Plains Animal Hospital 518. 398.9494
Pleasant Valley 845-452-7722 x.404 Dutchess County SPCA 845.452.7722, Ext. 403
City of Poughkeepsie 845.451.4139 Dutchess County SPCA 845-452-7722 x.403
Town of Poughkeepsie 845.790.4677 Arlington Animal Hospital 845. 473.0301
Red Hook / Tivoli 845-452-7722 x.404 Dutchess County SPCA  845-452-7722 x.403
Rhinebeck 845.876.2465 Town of Rhinebeck
Stanford 845.797.8109 Pine Plains Animal Hospital 518. 398.9494
Union Vale 914.204.2308 Dutchess County SPCA 845.452.7722, Ext. 403
Wappingers Falls 845.297.1030 Dutchess County SPCA 845.452.7722, Ext. 403
Washington 845.489.6148 Dutchess County SPCA 845.452.7722, Ext. 403

If you have questions or concerns regarding wildlife, please contact the DEC at 1-877-457-5680 for questions about wildlife or CLICK HERE to find a wildlife rehabilitator.  Dead animals are handled by the various departments of transportation, either state, county or local municipality, depending on the road.   Contact the appropriate Highway Department.