Where Do They Come From?! Working With Community Cats

Black and white cat near a havaheart trap.Join the Dutchess County SPCA trap/neuter/return team for an informative discussion about Dutchess County’s community cats and what we can all do to help control their population.

When: May 25, 2021, 2pm – 3pm
Where: DCSPCA, 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Learn about:

—what life is like for an ownerless cat living outdoors.
–what to do if you have feral cats on your property.
–what Trap-Neuter-Return is and why it works.
With Anne Riehl, DCSPCA TNR team leader, Lynne Meloccaro, DCSCPA Executive Director, Kate Alvarez, DCSPCA Animal Control Officer.
Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP by May 23rd to Anne Riehl, anne@dcspca.org or 845-452-7722, x-412.

Dutchess County Seal.

This event is brought to you by the Dutchess County SPCA in partnership with Dutchess County.

Free Rabies Clinic May 8, 2021-By Appointment Only

DUTCHESS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH
and the
DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA
Free Rabies Clinic for Dutchess County Residents
Saturday, May 8, 2021
at Schlathaus Park, 123 All Angels Hill Road, Wappinger Falls, NY

                                                                                  By Appointment Only

We will be observing NY State mandated regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note the following:

  • Walk-ins will not be served, only those who’ve pre-registered will be admitted.
  • Please be ON TIME for your appointment. We are limiting the amount of people inside the building, so you will be let in during your assigned appointment time.
  • Dogs must be on a non-retractable leash, cats must be in a pet carrier. Secure your pet BEFORE you get out of your vehicle.
  • One person per pet will be admitted, please do not bring family or friends. We will have dog and cat handlers to assist the veterinarian.
  • Face masks must be worn properly (mouth and nose covered) at all times.
  • Please social distance at a minimum of 6 feet apart.
  • Proof of Dutchess County residency required, $10 fee for non-residents.
  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination required for 3-year certificate.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to keep everyone safe.

To Register: https://DutchessCountySPCA.as.me/RabiesClinic

Questions?  Please call the Rabies Clinic Registrar, 845-452-7722, x-425.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

IN THE NEWS: Dutchess County SPCA Shelter Cat Wins ‘Purrfectly Impurrfect’ Arm & Hammer Contest

J.R. Winner of Purrfect Impurrfect Contest

The Dutchess County SPCA is receiving $10,000 because our shelter cat J.R. was judged “Purrfectly Impurrfect.” J.R. was one of three winners of the annual  “Purrfectly Impurrfect” campaign run by the maker of Arm & Hammer cat litter, Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

The campaign’s nominees are shelter cats who have been overlooked for adoption due to their appearance, personalities or age, with the idea that they may be helped to find a place to call home. Cats were nominated by shelters and cat fans through FelineGenerousStories.com, where each nominated feline’s story was told. The website received almost 2,000 nominations.

For more information on J.R.’s win, please see the following:

Poughkeepsie Journal

PR Newswire

The Trentonian

Today

 

 

Free Rabies Clinic December 19, 2020-By Appointment Only

DUTCHESS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH
and the
DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA
Free Rabies Clinic for Dutchess County Residents
Saturday, December 19, 2020
at the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Avenue in Hyde Park

                                                        By Appointment Only

We will be observing NY State mandated regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note the following:

  • Walk-ins will not be served, only those who’ve pre-registered will be admitted.
  • Please be ON TIME for your appointment. We are limiting the amount of people inside the building, so you will be let in during your assigned appointment time.
  • Dogs must be on a non-retractable leash, cats must be in a pet carrier. Secure your pet BEFORE you get out of your vehicle.
  • One person per pet will be admitted, please do not bring family or friends. We will have dog and cat handlers to assist the veterinarian.
  • Face masks must be worn properly (mouth and nose covered) at all times.
  • Please social distance at a minimum of 6 feet apart.
  • Proof of Dutchess County residency required, $10 fee for non-residents.
  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination required for 3-year certificate.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to keep everyone safe.

To Register: https://DutchessCountySPCA.as.me/RabiesClinic

Questions?  Please call the Rabies Clinic Registrar, 845-452-7722, x-417.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

Thank You 2020 Gift For the Animals Sponsors!

Thank You 2020 Sponsors!

 

Diamond Dogs

Roz and Russ Austin
Carolyn Marks Blackwood
Dr. Jack and Karin Fein
Cathy and Ron Lane
Kimlin Energy
June and Ron Pierson

Platinum Pussycats

Victoria and Humberto Macia
Marion E. Cantwell Charitable Trust
James J. McCann Charitable Trust

Golden Retrievers

Karen Blonder and Jerry Toepfer
The Chazen Companies
Anne Dexter
Mary and Robert Elwell
Healy Brothers, Inc.
Alicia Lilly
Marshall & Sterling Inc.
Veith Electric
Ameriprise/Seven Bridges Wealth Advisors

Silver Tabbies

Patrick Gartland
Golden & Golden Building Co., Inc.
Barbara and Ross Mauri
Sheryl Pierson and  Vito Patrissi
Northside Auto Body
Rhinebeck Bank

Bronze Bunnies

Armbrust, Inc.
Susan Blase
Bond, Schoeneck & King
Gretchen and Irven Carpenter
Central Press
Davis Furniture Co, Inc.
Joseph DiDonato
Hyde Park Country Auctions
Hyde Park Police Benevolent
Landmark Real Estate, Inc.
Malcarne Construction
Susan Moore
The New Corn Crib
Rondout Savings Bank
Robert Rose
Staley Real Estate
Sweet’s Funeral Home

Thank You Also To These Generous Donors

Katy Anson
Anne  Bizzaro
Jennifer Brockwell
Sandy Brockwell
Nancy Carrillo
Barbara Chianese
Rebbecca Cohen
Page Cowley
Kathy Fontanella
Eileen Gannon
Lauren Gillett
Alicia Godsberg
Jeri Holt
Nancy Jameson
Karen Jenkins
Jim’s Auto Body Shop
June Visconti Insurance Agency
Jenny Laffey
Susan Lampasona
Robert Lang
Gwen Leibel
L A Manny
Elizaberh McGinley
Janice Mclean
Lynne Meloccaro
Karen  Millman
Barry Nemmers
Kelly Outwater
Catherine  Poluzzi
Christine Pompa
Cristiana Recanati
Carol and Bill Rohde
Celestino Sepulveda
Sue Serino Realty
Trilby Sieverding
Karen Sipperley
Kathleen Smith
Stat Construction, Inc.
Sterling Pump Company
Mary Ellen  Still
Angela Stultz
Rosemary Tanner
Anita Trautwein
Marilyn Vercelletto
Susan Volino
Sharon Whiteley
Amy Wu

Free Rabies Clinic-By Appointment Only

DUTCHESS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH
and the
DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA
Free Rabies Clinic for Dutchess County Residents
Saturday, October 24, 2020
at the
Public Safety Building at Mansion Square Park, Poughkeepsie

                                                        By Appointment Only

This event is fully booked. Please check back in mid-November to register for the next rabies clinic. 

We will be observing NY State mandated regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note the following:

  • Walk-ins will not be served, only those who’ve pre-registered will be admitted.
  • Please be ON TIME for your appointment. We are limiting the amount of people inside the building, so you will be let in during your assigned appointment time.
  • Dogs must be on a non-retractable leash, cats must be in a pet carrier. Secure your pet BEFORE you get out of your vehicle.
  • One person per pet will be admitted, please do not bring family or friends. We will have dog and cat handlers to assist the veterinarian.
  • Face masks must be worn properly (mouth and nose covered) at all times.
  • Please social distance at a minimum of 6 feet apart.
  • Proof of Dutchess County residency required, $10 fee for non-residents.
  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination required for 3-year certificate.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to keep everyone safe.

To Register: https://DutchessCountySPCA.as.me/RabiesClinic

Questions?  Please call the Rabies Clinic Registrar, 845-452-7722, x-417.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

Kimlin Energy Donates Heating System Upgrades and Fuel to Dutchess County SPCA Amid Coronavirus Crisis 

Kimlin LogoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact:  Raleigh Green
845-481-4550 / raleigh@raleighgreeninc.com 

Kingston, NY  8/21/20 

The Dutchess County SPCA received a donated upgrade to its propane heating systems that will save the non-profit over $10,000 in the first year in energy costs. In replacing old equipment and installing new underground propane linestanks, and other energy saving equipmentthe DCSPCA will potentially save tens of thousands of dollars over the coming years in energy costs.  The equipment and service, along with a donation of 1,000 gallons of propane, was provided by Gardiner, NY-based Kimlin Energy Services as part of its ongoing community commitment to animal welfare.  The propane will be used for heat and operations. 

The COVID-19 crisis has hit non-profits especially hard, with fewer donations and limited opportunities for fundraising.  The DCSPCA’s mission however continues in securing caring, responsible homes for adoptable animals, as does its humane law and telemedicine services.  Helping to rescue pets in communities hard hit by the virus, where animals have been left homeless, has become a key challenge for the organization during this unprecedented time. The fuel donation will help DCSPCA continue in those efforts.  

“The current times have brought new challenges to our organization, including the complications of outreach and fundraising” says Lynne Meloccaro, Executive Director of the DCSPCA.  “Kimlin’s generous donation of service, equipment and fuel helps us not only in taking care of the immediate challenges, but enables us to implement new initiatives planned at our location, including the relocation of our Thrift Store to our main location – a key goal we have had for several years” says Meloccaro. 

According to Max Kimlin, president of Kimlin Energy Services, “Our company is incredibly pleased to be able to help during these difficult times.  The care and safety of animals is part of who we are at our family-owned business. Our company will continue to make commitments to Hudson Valley animal welfare organizations to help in the current challenges and beyond” he added. 

The Dutchess County SPCA is located at 636 Violet AvenueHyde Park.  Donations may be made online to support their mission of finding caring, responsible, permanent homes for adoptable animals, in addition to serving the community in a host of ways, at dcspca.org. 

Kimlin Energy Services is a heating oil and propane delivery and service company serving Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Greene and Columbia Counties.  For more information visit www.kimlinenergy.com. Kimlin and DCSPCA Staff pose in front of Kimlin donation

 

Free Rabies Clinic-By Appointment Only


This event is fully booked. Please check back in early October to register for the next rabies clinic. 

 

DUTCHESS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH
and the
DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA
Free Rabies Clinic for Dutchess County Residents
Saturday, August 29, 2020
at the
Dutchess County SPCA at 636 Violet Avenue in Hyde Park
By Appointment Only

We will be observing NY State mandated regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note the following:

  • Walk-ins will not be served, only those who’ve pre-registered will be admitted.
  • Please be ON TIME for your appointment. We are limiting the amount of people inside the building, so you will be let in during your assigned appointment time.
  • Dogs must be on a leash, cats must be in a pet carrier. Secure your pet BEFORE you get out of your vehicle.
  • One person per pet will be admitted, please do not bring family or friends. We will have dog and cat handlers to assist the veterinarian.
  • Face masks must be worn properly (mouth and nose covered) at all times.
  • Please social distance at a minimum of 6 feet apart.
  • Proof of Dutchess County residency required, $10 fee for non-residents.
  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination required for 3-year certificate.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we adjust to this new process. Questions?  Please call the Rabies Clinic Registrar, 845-452-7722, x-417.  We look forward to seeing you!

Aug 29 Rabies Clinic Poster

DCSPCA Adoption & Education Center Re-Opens This Friday, June 26th!

We are happy to announce that the Dutchess County SPCA Adoption Center is re-opening June 26, 2020! Please read the following carefully, because our hours and procedures have changed:

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Fridays: 12 pm to 6pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 12 pm to 4pm
Monday through Thursday: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

We appreciate your patience as we implement these

NEW PROCEDURES FOR THE ENTERING THE ADOPTION & EDUCATION CENTER:

  • All visitors to the Adoption Center must wear a mask and observe social distancing protocols. If you are not wearing a mask, you will not be allowed to enter our facility.
  • ONLY 3 separate parties will be allowed to enter or be present in the Adoption Center at any given time.
  • ONLY 2 people per party will be allowed to enter the Adoption Center. If more family members are present, they will have to wait in their car until one of the other members exits the Adoption Center.
  • Everyone entering the building must sign in on our tablet, which will include questions about your exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
  • Visitors will be accompanied by an adoption counselor during their visit.

Please expect to wait to enter the building.

The majority of our pets are in foster homes and not at the shelter. The best way to meet a pet is to go to our website www.dcspca.org/adopt

1. If you see a pet you would like to meet, complete the application form for that pet.

2. Call our adoption center: 845-452-7722, x-420 and make an appointment to meet that pet.

3. Arrangements will be made for you to either first speak with the foster or meet the pet in person.

We appreciate your patience, understanding and support as we evolve to better serve the pets and people of Dutchess County.

Let’s #MakeHomeHappen

The Dutchess County SPCA Wellness Clinic re-opens on July 11, 2020 and is taking bookings online now. The Paws for a Cause Thriftshoppe re-opened June 9, 2020.

 

Wellness Clinic Re-Opens July 1, 2020

Veterinarian Examining KittenWellness Wednesdays starting July 1st!
Hours: 9:30 am – 12:30 am and 1:30 pm- 4:30pm

The Dutchess County SPCA wellness clinic is now booking appointments for Wednesdays in July. Please visit the clinic webpage for information on our current services and instructions on booking appointments using our new online scheduling system.