Humane Law

Humane Law 2016-10-30T14:34:27+00:00

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.

1 week ago

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September is National Preparedness Month! Take steps to prepare for emergencies in your homes, businesses, schools, and communities. Get Ready! 1-2-3 steps to prepare. Get Informed, Make a Plan, Prepare Emergency Kits. ... See MoreSee Less

September is National Preparedness Month! Take steps to prepare for emergencies in your homes, businesses, schools, and communities. Get Ready! 1-2-3 steps to prepare. Get Informed, Make a Plan, Prepare Emergency Kits.

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Jabba is at the DCSPCA waiting for his purrfect person to adopt him.
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Jabba is at the DCSPCA waiting for his purrfect person to adopt him. 
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1 month ago

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Cats 🐈 update: The abandoned mama cat and her kittens are doing great. Kittens are growing and getting stronger by the day. The cats with symptoms of upper respiratory virus are on the road to recovery! Thank you for supporting our rescue and the DCSPCA mission.
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Cats 🐈 update: The abandoned mama cat and her kittens are doing great. Kittens are growing and getting stronger by the day. The cats with symptoms of upper respiratory virus are on the road to recovery! Thank you for supporting our rescue and the DCSPCA mission.
#dcspca #mondaymotivation #humanelawenforcement #cats #kittens #rescueanimalsImage attachment

Today we were back to check on the situation with the cats. We have confirmed about 10 adults (plus a suspected litter of kittens) have been left alone and abandoned since last week! Besides being hungry and thin, they seem to be coming around. Tomorrow we will begin our effort to get these cats and their kittens safe and sound at our shelter. Donations are needed so we can help these precious animals with rehabilitative & vet care! www.dcspca.org
#dcspca #fightanimalcruelty #humanelawenforcement #animalrescue #animals #cats #rescueanimals #petsareforlife
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Today we were back to check on the situation with the cats. We have confirmed about 10 adults (plus a suspected litter of kittens) have been left alone and abandoned since last week! Besides being hungry and thin, they seem to be coming around. Tomorrow we will begin our effort to get these cats and their kittens safe and sound at our shelter. Donations are needed so we can help these precious animals with rehabilitative & vet care! www.dcspca.org 
#dcspca #fightanimalcruelty #humanelawenforcement  #animalrescue #animals #cats #rescueanimals #petsareforlife

 

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Wednesday morning update: We were able to catch two cats this morning. They are showing signs of possible upper respiratory infection so they were immediately transported to the DCSPCA clinic to be examined and treated.

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Dutchess County SPCA rescues 3 dogs, 4 cats and 3 kittens from a hardship situation in Hyde Park. The Dutchess County SPCA was informed animals were inside the home for several days. Upon arrival the animals were found to be in unsanitary conditions and were immediately transported for medical care at the Dutchess County SPCA.

If you find yourself dealing with financial hardship we are here to help! We have a community pet pantry offering emergency temporary help and other resources that may help you keep your pet, please call us today. We accept donations for our pet food pantry 7 days a week.

To help support our mission, donate now to help these animals in need.

Donations can be made on-line at dcspca.org, by mail or in person, DCSPCA, 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538.

Our Adoption Center hours are Tuesday through Sunday 12-5 pm, closed Monday, open until 7 pm Thursday.

The Dutchess County SPCA is a 501©(3) not-for-profit organization and is the lead agency for rescue and adoption in Dutchess County, NY. The DCSPCA is a no-kill shelter established in 1871 with a history of concern, care and sheltering of abused, abandoned and unwanted animals of Dutchess County. The DCSPCA rescues, shelters and secures permanent homes for adoptable companion animals, advocates for the highest standards of animal care and enforces animal cruelty laws throughout Dutchess County.
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Dutchess County SPCA rescues 3 dogs, 4 cats and 3 kittens from a hardship situation in Hyde Park. The Dutchess County SPCA was informed animals were inside the home for several days. Upon arrival the animals were found to be in unsanitary conditions and were immediately transported for medical care at the Dutchess County SPCA.
 
If you find yourself dealing with financial hardship we are here to help! We have a community pet pantry offering emergency temporary help and other resources that may help you keep your pet, please call us today. We accept donations for our pet food pantry 7 days a week.
 
To help support our mission, donate now to help these animals in need.
 
Donations can be made on-line at dcspca.org, by mail or in person, DCSPCA, 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538.
 
Our Adoption Center hours are Tuesday through Sunday 12-5 pm, closed Monday, open until 7 pm Thursday.

The Dutchess County SPCA is a 501©(3) not-for-profit organization and is the lead agency for rescue and adoption in Dutchess County, NY. The DCSPCA is a no-kill shelter established in 1871 with a history of concern, care and sheltering of abused, abandoned and unwanted animals of Dutchess County. The DCSPCA rescues, shelters and secures permanent homes for adoptable companion animals, advocates for the highest standards of animal care and enforces animal cruelty laws throughout Dutchess County.

 

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Omg I want to adopt this precious baby😍

I think it's fitting to remind everyone that Dogs trust us unconditionally and from what I've been seeing recently we're letting them down if you have a pup give them a hug tonite !! And please adopt !!

oh goodness, will they be up for adoption at SPCA eventually??

Omg this is my dog that I lost when I lived in Hyde park with my former Girlfriend!!! Her name is Penelope!!

If this is my dog they stole her!!!!!

Thanks for saving them

Look at cute face. Poor baby. Thank goodness you were there to help them out.

thank you and i donate all the time

What time do you accept pet food pantry donations?

Poor babies brakes my heart to see such cruelty..

OMG looks like Gus AKA Pawley

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This is why I love my doggies more then people

Thank you!

Prayers for love and healing!

You guys are the best!

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Companion Animals are not disposable! DCSPCA Humane Law Enforcement just rescued these poor babies and their mother. They are now receiving veterinary care at our shelter. We will be going back to find the rest. Donate today to Humane Law Enforcement and to the care of animals we rescue. Animal abandonment is a crime. Report animal cruelty. www.dcspca.org
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Companion Animals are not disposable!  DCSPCA Humane Law Enforcement just rescued these poor babies and their mother. They are now receiving veterinary care at our shelter. We will be going back to find the rest.  Donate today to Humane Law Enforcement and to the care of animals we rescue. Animal abandonment is a crime. Report animal cruelty. www.dcspca.org 
#dcspca #animalcruelty #animalrescue #humanelawenforcement #abandonedanimals #wereallyloveanimals #cats #kittens #animals

 

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Humans can be so cruel! I really can't understand how they can live with themselves after doing such a horrible thing. Thank you for saving them

Thank you for saving these poor cats😞

Thank you for saving these precious babies and there mother.

What is wrong with people? Animals are family. Would these people throw their children out? Thanks for helping.

Lots of kittens out there this season.

my god .thank you for saving them

Thank you

Good job!!

How do I get this job Dcspca Humane Law Division

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2 months ago

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Extreme Heat and humidity will be dangerous for pets and their humans today. ... See MoreSee Less

Extreme Heat and humidity will be dangerous for pets and their humans today.Image attachment

2 months ago

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This is what walking your dog on hot pavement could do to your dogs feet. Right now, our parking lot pavement is 119 degrees and rising. Dangerous pavement temps for dogs' paws.This is what happens when a dog is walked on surfaces that are too hot! So folks, always check the sidewalk or road - if it's too hot for you, it's definitely too hot for your pets! [photo credit to East Bay SPCA Veterinary surgeon] ... See MoreSee Less

This is what walking your dog on hot pavement could do to your dogs feet. Right now, our parking lot pavement is 119 degrees and rising. Dangerous pavement temps for dogs paws.

 

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2 months ago

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EXTREME Summer Weather Alert! Keep pets safe and do not take dogs out for walks on the scorching pavement or in the oppressive heat. Evening walks with your dogs can still be dangerous on hot, humid days. Seek veterinary help immediately if your pet shows signs of heat stroke! ... See MoreSee Less

EXTREME Summer Weather Alert! Keep pets safe and do not take dogs out for walks on the scorching pavement or in the oppressive heat. Evening walks with your dogs can still be dangerous on hot, humid days. Seek veterinary help immediately if your pet shows signs of heat stroke!Image attachmentImage attachment

EXTREME Summer Weather Alert! Keep pets safe and do not take dogs out for walks on scorching pavement or in this oppressive heat. Evening walks with your dog can still be dangerous. Seek veterinary help immediately if your pet shows signs of heat stroke! ... See MoreSee Less