Free Rabies Clinic June 26, 2021-By Appointment Only

DUTCHESS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH
and the
DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA
Free Rabies Clinic for Dutchess County Residents
Saturday, June 26, 2021
at the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Avenue, 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 continue to limit 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 and ferrets 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.
  • Those who have NOT been vaccinated should wear a face mask.
  • 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!

Free Rabies Clinic June 26 2021

 

Stand Pup Comedy Night Benefiting Dutchess County SPCA

March 16, 2021 at 8pm

Purchase Your Tickets Through the DCSPCA Box Office!
Dogs, Cats, and Comedians – It’s Stand Pup Comedy Online! Starring adoptable pets, funny humans, and YOU!

Past performers have been seen on The Office, Seinfeld, America’s Got Talent, Conan, Comedy Central and more.
Tickets are $20 and 50% of proceeds will go directly to Dutchess County SPCA using the ticket link or mention DCSPCA at checkout.
The zoom link for the event will be emailed on the day of the show.

Comics appearing on the March 16th show are:
  • Kyle Kinane from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Al Jackson from Comedy Central & Daily Blast Live
  • Karen Rontowski from The Late Show with David Letterman
  • Sean Grant from Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Kiran Deol from SUNNYSIDE & The Mindy Project

Event is for mature audiences.
Refunds will not be issued unless show is cancelled by venue or producer.
Events are subject to change and cancellation.

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

 

 

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.

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 will be listed in our Facebook Event section as they become available: https://www.facebook.com/events/955116168206110/