The Dutchess County SPCA has enforced Animal Cruelty laws in Dutchess County since 1871.

We provide this service throughout Dutchess County, seven days a week.

What is Animal Cruelty?
Animal cruelty encompasses a range of behaviors harmful to animals, from neglect to malicious killing. Intentional cruelty or abuse is knowingly depriving an animal of food, water, shelter, rest, sanitation, or veterinary care, or maliciously torturing, maiming, mutilating or killing an animal.

If you suspect animal cruelty contact the DCSPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement Department at 845-452-7722 ext. 404 or contact your local police.

t at 845-452-7722 ext. 404 or contact your local police.

More than 60 cats removed from Dutchess County home –
Dutchess County SPCA Humane Law Enforcement and DCSPCA staff members recently removed 67 cats from a home in East Fishkill.
The owner of the cats relinquished ownership of the cats to the Dutchess County SPCA and will be appearing before the court in East Fishkill for a probation violation stemming from previous animal cruelty charges.
All of the cats will be evaluated individually to determine placement needs. Dutchess County SPCA estimates the costs associated with this case to exceed $20,000.
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The owner of all these poor cats should have to pay for all the medical bills.

Hopefully they will all be able to be placed.

Thank you for saving them!

Due to the out pour of support from our local veterinarians, there are still plenty of appointments available for spay/neuter for our community cats! If you are interested, please call Sherry at 845-452-7722 ext 411 ... See MoreSee Less