Entries by Penny Schouten

Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic With T.A.R.A., Inc. June 11th

T.A.R.A. will be hosting a mobile cat spay/neuter clinic on June 11, 2020 at our facility in Hyde Park. Service is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and the number of available appointments are limited, so please call 845-452-7722, x-425. Due to new safety procedures, we will not be able to take walk-ins for this event. More dates […]

Multiple Hoarding Cases Leave Dutchess County SPCA Flooded with Felines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Penny Schouten 845-452-7722, x-433 Email: penny@dcspca.org Photos and b-roll attached: https://bit.ly/38w34LE 100 Cats Await New Homes at DCSPCA (Hyde Park, New York – March 6, 2020) – Three hoarding cases in the span of four weeks has left Dutchess County SPCA with lots of four legged friends seeking new families. Although […]

Meet the Team: Dan O’Connell

Dan O’Connell, Data Coordinator “Working here is a perfect way to combine my love of animals with my obsession with organizing things! Dan has been with us for almost a year officially but he’s been a member of the DCSPCA family for a lot longer. His mom, Carol, is our Intake Coordinator for animal surrenders/strays […]

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 […]