COVID UPDATE 2/10/2021: DCSPCA Open 12pm to 4pm Saturday & Sunday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Updated February 10, 2021

Thank you to everyone who is fostering a pet, applied to foster a pet, made a donation or dropped off items from our wishlist! We truly appreciate your support during these challenging, but temporary, times. We continue to conduct adoptions by appointment only.

1. We are still accepting applications for foster families.  We are asking for volunteers to temporarily house and feed healthy, adoptable animals—especially older and special needs cats. If interested in becoming a foster, please fill out this form.

2. If you are interested in adopting a pet:
We are currently open by appointment Monday through Friday, and for walk-ins Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm. To keep our staff and visitors safe, we are still following CDC COVID guidelines.

We recommend you visit the ADOPT page on our website to view available animals. These are all the animals we have for adoption and some are in foster, not at the shelter.  If you see a pet you’d like to meet, complete their application and submit it. An adoption counselor will review it and if approved, you can then make an appointment to meet the pet.

If you visit us on Saturday or Sunday, you will be interviewed outside to determine if we have a pet that meets your needs. There is a limit to how many people can be in our building at one time, so other visitors should expect to wait outside until it is their turn. Thank you for your patience.

3. The medical clinic is opens in March as a vaccine clinic ONLY. If you need a wellness visit or have a sick pet, you must go to your regular veterinarian.
4. The Dutchess County SPCA Thrift Store is following its regular schedule until further notice.
5. For cremation services: Please call 845-452-7722, x-425 to make an appointment for drop off. We will offer curbside service, so you remain in your vehicle.

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The DCSPCA recommends community members create a preparedness plan that includes their pets in the event community is impacted by the virus that causes COVID-19. In addition to preparations typically recommended for any natural disaster threat, individuals with pets should identify family members or friends to care for pets if someone in the household comes ill and is hospitalized.

Make a preparedness plan for your pets:

  1. Identify a trusted family member or friend to care for your pets if someone in your household becomes ill or is hospitalized.
  2. Research potential boarding facilities to utilize in the event boarding your pet becomes necessary.
  3. Have crates, food and extra supplies for your pet on hand in case moving them becomes necessary or if the disease spreads in the community and it becomes necessary to reduce social exposure.
  4. All animal vaccines should be up to date in the event boarding becomes necessary.
  5. Ensure all medications are documented with dosages and administering instructions. Including the prescription from the prescribing veterinarian is also helpful.
  6. Pets should have identification including a collar with current identification tags and a registered microchip.

The Dutchess County SPCA recommends staying diligent in preparations, but not overreacting to COVID-19 concerns. By creating a preparedness plan ahead of time for the unlikely event it becomes necessary to put into motion, community members can do their part to ensure animal service resources do not become overwhelmed and their pets are spared unnecessary stress.

Important information is available through the following resources:

We will continue to assess our plan as this situation evolves. DCSPCA is committed to helping the pets and people of Dutchess County get through this crisis. For updates, please check our website www.dcspca.org and Facebook page (@DCSPCA).

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The mission of the Dutchess County SPCA is to make the community safe and humane for companion animals and people in Dutchess County, New York.  Established in 1871, the shelter provides temporary accommodations for stray and homeless companion animals in an environment that meets or exceeds the needs of the companion animals, encourage adoptions with new families, and accessibility to veterinary wellness treatment.  To make a charitable financial contribution, please call (845) 452-7722 or visit dcspca.org

Kimlin Energy’s “Community of Caring” Features Dutchess County SPCA

Kimlin LogoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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

Kingston, NY  1/21/21

A well-known Hudson Valley family-owned business has just launched a new charitable initiative for 2021, aimed at helping both people and animals in their own backyard.

GARDINER, NEW YORK — Kimlin Energy Services, a third-generation fuel service provider based in Gardiner, New York, is pleased to announce its new program: “Community of Caring”, promoting Hudson Valley organizations that offer care for the most vulnerable of our neighbors, including animals, children, and the economically disadvantaged.

During each month of 2021, Kimlin will focus on sponsoring and promoting a local non-profit organization. Organizations designated for Kimlin support this year will include the Ulster County SPCA, the local chapter of March of Dimes, Family of Woodstock, and Lost Pets of the Hudson Valley. The first organization featured throughout February is the Dutchess County SPCA.

According to Max Kimlin, president of Kimlin Energy Services and grandson of the company’s founder, “Now entering its fourth decade of business, Kimlin owes its ongoing success to our friends and neighbors in the Valley. That’s why we are totally dedicated to giving back to the community. 

“Kimlin’s new Community of Caring initiative is the latest way we can say thank you to the Hudson Valley, by helping lift up some great local organizations. Their lifesaving work makes the Hudson Valley a far better place, and they deserve our support!”

Throughout 2021, Kimlin will spotlight several different local non-profit organizations on popular radio station WBPM 92.9FM, a longtime partner. Kimlin will also raise the profile of these groups on social media and in other high-profile consumer media, such as newspaper and website ads and billboards. Promotions will encourage the community to learn more about these organizations, inviting people to consider volunteering and donating.  

As the Community of Caring program progresses, Max Kimlin promises to bring additional local groups into the campaign, to promote their crucial humanitarian missions. 

This is the latest of ongoing charitable efforts by Kimlin. For several years, Kimlin has underwritten a WBPM radio segment on “Miller in the Morning” called “Miller’s Animal Rescue” that helped find forever homes for scores of homeless and shelter dogs and cats though the Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary organization.

Established in 1982 in Ulster County as a propane company by Douglas Kimlin, Kimlin Energy Services has grown over the years to include propane and heating oil delivery, equipment installation and service, and commercial fuels services. Their service area has grown to include Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Putnam, Greene, Columbia and Sullivan counties.

To learn more about Kimlin’s Community of Caring, visit  www.kimlincommunityofcaring.com.


Kimlin and DCSPCA Staff pose in front of Kimlin donation

Pictured:  Staff of the Dutchess County SPCA and Kimlin Energy

COVID UPDATE 12/2/2020: DCSPCA Adoptions by Appointment Only

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Updated December 2, 2020

Thank you to everyone who is fostering a pet, applied to foster a pet, made a donation or dropped off items from our wishlist! We truly appreciate your support during these challenging, but temporary, times. We continue to conduct adoptions by appointment only.

1. We are still accepting applications for foster families.  We are asking for volunteers to temporarily house and feed healthy, adoptable animals—especially older and special needs cats. If interested in becoming a foster, please fill out this form.

2. If you are interested in adopting a pet:
We are currently only open by appointment for adoptions. Please visit the ADOPT page on our website to view available animals. If you see a pet you’d like to meet, complete their application and submit it. An adoption counselor will review it and if approved, you will be contacted to make an appointment to meet the pet. Thank you for your patience.

3. The medical clinic is currently closed to the public and will re-open in early spring as a vaccine clinic ONLY. If you need a wellness visit or have a sick pet, you must go to your regular veterinarian.
4. The Dutchess County SPCA Thrift Store is following its regular schedule until further notice.
5. For cremation services: Please call 845-452-7722, x-425 to make an appointment for drop off. We will offer curbside service, so you remain in your vehicle.

_______________________________________________

The DCSPCA recommends community members create a preparedness plan that includes their pets in the event community is impacted by the virus that causes COVID-19. In addition to preparations typically recommended for any natural disaster threat, individuals with pets should identify family members or friends to care for pets if someone in the household comes ill and is hospitalized.

Make a preparedness plan for your pets:

  1. Identify a trusted family member or friend to care for your pets if someone in your household becomes ill or is hospitalized.
  2. Research potential boarding facilities to utilize in the event boarding your pet becomes necessary.
  3. Have crates, food and extra supplies for your pet on hand in case moving them becomes necessary or if the disease spreads in the community and it becomes necessary to reduce social exposure.
  4. All animal vaccines should be up to date in the event boarding becomes necessary.
  5. Ensure all medications are documented with dosages and administering instructions. Including the prescription from the prescribing veterinarian is also helpful.
  6. Pets should have identification including a collar with current identification tags and a registered microchip.

The Dutchess County SPCA recommends staying diligent in preparations, but not overreacting to COVID-19 concerns. By creating a preparedness plan ahead of time for the unlikely event it becomes necessary to put into motion, community members can do their part to ensure animal service resources do not become overwhelmed and their pets are spared unnecessary stress.

Important information is available through the following resources:

We will continue to assess our plan as this situation evolves. DCSPCA is committed to helping the pets and people of Dutchess County get through this crisis. For updates, please check our website www.dcspca.org and Facebook page (@DCSPCA).

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The mission of the Dutchess County SPCA is to make the community safe and humane for companion animals and people in Dutchess County, New York.  Established in 1871, the shelter provides temporary accommodations for stray and homeless companion animals in an environment that meets or exceeds the needs of the companion animals, encourage adoptions with new families, and accessibility to veterinary wellness treatment.  To make a charitable financial contribution, please call (845) 452-7722 or visit dcspca.org

IN THE NEWS: DCSPCA’s New Leadership and Renewed Commitment to Animal Care

Equal parts animal shelter and community resource, the Dutchess County SPCA (DCSPCA) is making a big impact in the Hudson Valley. With a new leadership team in place, an entirely humane approach and a mission to foster a community where all animals are treated with respect and compassion, the nonprofit organization, located at 636 Violet Avenue in Hyde Park, NY, has reinvented itself. In fact, under its new direction, the DCSPCA has achieved a 95 percent live release rate – an impressive 18 percent increase – and introduced programs to augment its reach in the region.

Read more:

Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce News Online

Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journal

Citybizlist

Harlem Valley News

 

Listen:

The Advisor Podcast: Brought to you by JGS CPA.

Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Weekend Sunrise Show (starts at 22:00)

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

 

 

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 the agency’s Humane Law department commonly deals with multiple hoarding cases throughout the year, it’s unusual to have three cases occur in succession. 

Humane Law Officer John Anderson says “Our job is to serve the community and resolving hoarding situations is a difficult but necessary part of our work. We’re happy that we have been able to rescue these animals and move them on to better lives.”

The circumstances of the cases have varied significantly, as has the health of the animals brought into the shelter. Dutchess County SPCA’s staff have been working around the clock to ensure that the cats receive all the care they need in a timely manner, so that they can find new homes quickly. Director of Animal Care Audrey Lodato states “Once the cats are in the shelter, the priority is to get them healthy and available for adoption as fast as possible. They have been through enough heartache and it’s time for them to have safe homes and families so they never have to experience neglect again.”
The cases also have a significant financial impact on the organization. All of the animals will need vaccines, and some will need costly surgeries and lab tests. Staff have been working long hours to care for the animals. Lynne Melocarro, Executive Director, talked about how the cases impacted the shelter financially. “Any time we respond to a situation like this, we utilize a significant number of resources. Staff time, equipment, veterinary care, food, litter…All of these things add up to a significant amount of money. We rely on the community for support in times like this and we hope that our county will step up to support the shelter. We don’t receive any government funding so cases like this stretch our budget along with our hearts.” 

Some of the cats are already available for adoption, and more cats will be moved up to the organization’s Adoption and Education center over the next few weeks. Donations can be made at the organization’s website, www.dcspca.org, or by mailing a check or cash to DCSPCA, 636 Violet Ave, Hyde Park, NY 12538

 

Related story: Dutchess County SPCA Rescues Over a Dozen Cats From Abandoned Trailer in Dover

CANCELLED: Na-MEOW-ste: Cat Yoga 2020 at Dutchess County SPCA

Due to the pandemic and NY State mandates, all sessions are cancelled for 2020.  We look forward to the time when we can all gather together again.

Join our flexible felines for Beginner Yoga and become a more peaceful purrson!

CLASSES for 2020:

March 10: Cancelled
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