Entries by Penny Schouten

Aunt Pittie and Clawdius: Advice for Perturbed Pet Parents

Itchy Butts and Purrsonal Purrfrences Edition Dear Aunt Pittie, Why does my dog scoot her butt across the floor? Signed, Mop N’glow Dear Mop N’glow, Poor chérie! The most common reason for scooting one’s derriere is that the (excusez-moi for this word) anal glands are impacted. That’s something that the cultured dog discusses only with […]

COPING WITH CATITUDE: Understanding Our Feline Friends

Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:30pm to 2:00pm at the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538   Please join Paula Garber, MA Ed, CATEP, CFTBS, Certified Feline Training & Behavior Specialist, who will answer your questions and help you understand your cat’s behavior. Why does my cat pee/poop outside the litter box? […]

Dutchess County Animal Abuse Registry

From the Dutchess County Government website:  Local Law No. 4 of 2019, established by legislative resolution no. 2019205 and effective September 16, 2019, restricts persons who have committed serious animal welfare crimes from owning or living with an animal for a period of fifteen (15) years and to be listed on the Sheriff’s website in […]

Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic with T.A.R.A., Inc.

T.A.R.A. will be hosting a mobile cat spay/neuter clinic* once a month at our facility in Hyde Park. Service is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, so please call 845-452-7722, then press 6. We are currently taking appointments for February 13th, March 12th, and April 9th. This is in addition to our regular spay/neuter services for dogs and […]