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.

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