Humane Law Enforcement
If You Suspect Animal Cruelty, Abuse or Neglect call (845) 452-7722, ext. 415, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
To report a stray or loose animal, call (845) 452-7722, ext. 423 or your local Animal Control Officer (ACO).
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 Friends of the Furry and Feathered Wildlife Center at 518-989-6534 or visit their website for assistance. They can help or direct you to someone who can help. Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center, Inc. is a 501(c)3 dedicated to helping injured and orphaned New York State wildlife, headed by a multiple-license Rehabilitator.
Dead animals on roadways 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||HOLDING FACILITY||PHONE #|
|Amenia:||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 423|
|Beacon:||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 423|
|Beekman:||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 423|
|Clinton:||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 423|
|Dover / Wingdale:||Town of Dover||845-656-2361|
|East Fishkill:||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 423|
|Fishkill:||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 423|
|Hyde Park:||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 423|
|LaGrange:||Arlington Animal Hospital||845-473-0301|
|Milan:||Pine Plains Animal Hospital||518-398-9494|
|Millbrook:||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 423|
|Millerton / Northeast||Millerton Veterinary Practice||518-789-3440|
|Pawling||Pawling Vet Clinic||845-350-0443|
|Pine Plains||Pine Plains Animal Hospital||518-398-9494|
|Pleasant Valley||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 423|
|City of Poughkeepsie||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722 Ext. 423|
|Town of Poughkeepsie||Arlington Animal Hospital||845-473-0301|
|Red Hook / Tivoli||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722 Ext. 423|
|Rhinebeck||Town of Rhinebeck||Day: 845-464-0724 / After Hours: 845-876-2465|
|Stanford||Pine Plains Animal Hospital||518-398-9494|
|Union Vale||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 423|
|Wappingers Falls||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 423|
|Washington||Dutchess County SPCA||845-452-7722, Ext. 423|