Humane Law Enforcement
Suspect Animal Cruelty?
Call (845) 452-7722, ext. 431 or your local police department.
The Humane Law Enforcement Department of Dutchess County SPCA upholds the organization’s mission of making the community safe and humane for companion animals and people in Dutchess County. The Humane Law Enforcement Officers of DCSPCA routinely save animals that are deprived of food, water, shelter, rest, sanitation, or veterinary care. Working collaboratively and compassionately with animal owners, they explore situations where animals have endured malicious torturing, maiming, or mutilation.
The DCSPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement Officers are certified NYS Peace Officers trained in accordance with the requirements set forth by the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services. These officers are empowered to enforce all the laws of New York State and specifically those relating to animal cruelty.
DCSPCA has enforced Animal Cruelty laws in Dutchess County since 1871 and provides Humane Law Enforcement services seven days a week.
Animal Control Services
Dutchess County SPCA has the contract to provide Animal Control Services for Hyde Park (includes Staatsburg), LaGrange, Pleasant Valley (includes Salt Point), and Red Hook (includes Tivoli and Barrytown).
Animal Control is responsible for handling loose or stray dogs, barking complaints, rabies enforcement, etc., based on town ordinances. They do not handle wildlife, animals stuck in trees, or dead animals on roadways. If you have questions or concerns regarding wildlife, please contact the DEC at 1-845-256-3000 or 1-877-457-5680 or CLICK HERE to find a wildlife rehabilitator. Dead animals are handled by the various departments of transportation, either state, county or local municipality, depending on the road. Contact the appropriate Highway Department.
Animal Control Services are provided on a town-by-town basis and you may reach the Animal Control Office/Dog Warden of the following towns at the corresponding numbers:
|TOWN||ACO CONTACT #||HOLDING FACILITY||PHONE #|
|Amenia:||Brett Johnson 845-656-2361||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 431|
|Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 431|
|Beekman:||845-656-0451||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 431|
|Clinton:||845-756-4136||Pine Plains Animal Hospital||518- 398-9494|
|Dover / Wingdale:||845-656-2361||Town of Dover|
|East Fishkill:||845-221-2111||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 431|
|Fishkill:||845-831-1110||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 431|
|Hyde Park:||Stephanie Fitzpatrick 845-705-3117||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 431|
|LaGrange:||Stephanie Fitzpatrick 845-705-3117||Arlington Animal Hospital||845-473-0301|
|Milan:||845-756-4136||Pine Plains Animal Hospital||518-398-9494|
|Millbrook:||845-489-6148||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 431|
|Millerton / Northeast||518-789-4504||Millerton Veterinary Practice||518-789-3440|
|Pawling||845-656-5815||Pawling Vet Clinic||845-350-0443|
|Pine Plains||518-398-7121||Pine Plains Animal Hospital||518-398-9494|
|Pleasant Valley||Stephanie Fitzpatrick 845-705-3117||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 431|
|City of Poughkeepsie||845-451-4139||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722 Ext. 431|
|Town of Poughkeepsie||845-790-4677||Arlington Animal Hospital||845-473-0301|
|Red Hook / Tivoli||Stephanie Fitzpatrick 845-705-3117||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722 Ext. 431|
|Rhinebeck||845-876-2465||Town of Rhinebeck|
|Stanford||845-797-8109||Pine Plains Animal Hospital||518-398-9494|
|Union Vale||914-204-2308||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 431|
|Wappingers Falls||845-297-1030||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 431|
|Washington||845-489-6148||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 431|