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Free Rabies Clinic September 25, 2021-By Appointment Only

DUTCHESS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH
and the
DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA
Free Rabies Clinic for Dutchess County Residents
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Pleasant Valley Town Hall, 1554 Main Street, Pleasant Valley, NY

                                                                                  By Appointment Only

We will be observing NY State mandated regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note the following:

  • Walk-ins will not be served, only those who’ve pre-registered will be admitted.
  • Face masks are required.
  • Please be ON TIME for your appointment. We continue to limit the amount of people inside the building, so you will be let in during your assigned appointment time.
  • Dogs must be on a non-retractable leash, cats and ferrets must be in a pet carrier. Secure your pet BEFORE you get out of your vehicle.
  • One person per pet will be admitted, please do not bring family or friends. We will have dog and cat handlers to assist the veterinarian.
  • Please social distance at a minimum of 6 feet apart.
  • Proof of Dutchess County residency required, $10 fee for non-residents.
  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination required for 3-year certificate.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to keep everyone safe.

To Register: https://DutchessCountySPCA.as.me/RabiesClinic

Questions?  Please call the Rabies Clinic Registrar, 845-452-7722, x-425.  We look forward to seeing you!

**Next Free Rabies Clinic will be February 2022.**

Poster 9_25 Rabies Clinic

 

Free Rabies Clinic June 26, 2021-By Appointment Only

DUTCHESS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH
and the
DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA
Free Rabies Clinic for Dutchess County Residents
Saturday, June 26, 2021
at the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park

                                                                                  By Appointment Only

We will be observing NY State mandated regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note the following:

  • Walk-ins will not be served, only those who’ve pre-registered will be admitted.
  • Please be ON TIME for your appointment. We continue to limit the amount of people inside the building, so you will be let in during your assigned appointment time.
  • Dogs must be on a non-retractable leash, cats and ferrets must be in a pet carrier. Secure your pet BEFORE you get out of your vehicle.
  • One person per pet will be admitted, please do not bring family or friends. We will have dog and cat handlers to assist the veterinarian.
  • Those who have NOT been vaccinated should wear a face mask.
  • Please social distance at a minimum of 6 feet apart.
  • Proof of Dutchess County residency required, $10 fee for non-residents.
  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination required for 3-year certificate.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to keep everyone safe.

To Register: https://DutchessCountySPCA.as.me/RabiesClinic

Questions?  Please call the Rabies Clinic Registrar, 845-452-7722, x-425.  We look forward to seeing you!

Free Rabies Clinic June 26 2021

 

Free Rabies Clinic May 8, 2021-By Appointment Only

DUTCHESS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH
and the
DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA
Free Rabies Clinic for Dutchess County Residents
Saturday, May 8, 2021
at Schlathaus Park, 123 All Angels Hill Road, Wappinger Falls, NY

                                                                                  By Appointment Only

We will be observing NY State mandated regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note the following:

  • Walk-ins will not be served, only those who’ve pre-registered will be admitted.
  • Please be ON TIME for your appointment. We are limiting the amount of people inside the building, so you will be let in during your assigned appointment time.
  • Dogs must be on a non-retractable leash, cats must be in a pet carrier. Secure your pet BEFORE you get out of your vehicle.
  • One person per pet will be admitted, please do not bring family or friends. We will have dog and cat handlers to assist the veterinarian.
  • Face masks must be worn properly (mouth and nose covered) at all times.
  • Please social distance at a minimum of 6 feet apart.
  • Proof of Dutchess County residency required, $10 fee for non-residents.
  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination required for 3-year certificate.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to keep everyone safe.

To Register: https://DutchessCountySPCA.as.me/RabiesClinic

Questions?  Please call the Rabies Clinic Registrar, 845-452-7722, x-425.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

Free Rabies Clinic December 19, 2020-By Appointment Only

DUTCHESS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH
and the
DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA
Free Rabies Clinic for Dutchess County Residents
Saturday, December 19, 2020
at the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Avenue in Hyde Park

                                                        By Appointment Only

We will be observing NY State mandated regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note the following:

  • Walk-ins will not be served, only those who’ve pre-registered will be admitted.
  • Please be ON TIME for your appointment. We are limiting the amount of people inside the building, so you will be let in during your assigned appointment time.
  • Dogs must be on a non-retractable leash, cats must be in a pet carrier. Secure your pet BEFORE you get out of your vehicle.
  • One person per pet will be admitted, please do not bring family or friends. We will have dog and cat handlers to assist the veterinarian.
  • Face masks must be worn properly (mouth and nose covered) at all times.
  • Please social distance at a minimum of 6 feet apart.
  • Proof of Dutchess County residency required, $10 fee for non-residents.
  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination required for 3-year certificate.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to keep everyone safe.

To Register: https://DutchessCountySPCA.as.me/RabiesClinic

Questions?  Please call the Rabies Clinic Registrar, 845-452-7722, x-417.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

Thank You 2020 Gift For the Animals Sponsors!

Thank You 2020 Sponsors!

 

Diamond Dogs

Roz and Russ Austin
Carolyn Marks Blackwood
Dr. Jack and Karin Fein
Cathy and Ron Lane
Kimlin Energy
June and Ron Pierson

Platinum Pussycats

Victoria and Humberto Macia
Marion E. Cantwell Charitable Trust
James J. McCann Charitable Trust

Golden Retrievers

Karen Blonder and Jerry Toepfer
The Chazen Companies
Anne Dexter
Mary and Robert Elwell
Healy Brothers, Inc.
Alicia Lilly
Marshall & Sterling Inc.
Veith Electric
Ameriprise/Seven Bridges Wealth Advisors

Silver Tabbies

Patrick Gartland
Golden & Golden Building Co., Inc.
Barbara and Ross Mauri
Sheryl Pierson and  Vito Patrissi
Northside Auto Body
Rhinebeck Bank

Bronze Bunnies

Armbrust, Inc.
Susan Blase
Bond, Schoeneck & King
Gretchen and Irven Carpenter
Central Press
Davis Furniture Co, Inc.
Joseph DiDonato
Hyde Park Country Auctions
Hyde Park Police Benevolent
Landmark Real Estate, Inc.
Malcarne Construction
Susan Moore
The New Corn Crib
Rondout Savings Bank
Robert Rose
Staley Real Estate
Sweet’s Funeral Home

Thank You Also To These Generous Donors

Katy Anson
Anne  Bizzaro
Jennifer Brockwell
Sandy Brockwell
Nancy Carrillo
Barbara Chianese
Rebbecca Cohen
Page Cowley
Kathy Fontanella
Eileen Gannon
Lauren Gillett
Alicia Godsberg
Jeri Holt
Nancy Jameson
Karen Jenkins
Jim’s Auto Body Shop
June Visconti Insurance Agency
Jenny Laffey
Susan Lampasona
Robert Lang
Gwen Leibel
L A Manny
Elizaberh McGinley
Janice Mclean
Lynne Meloccaro
Karen  Millman
Barry Nemmers
Kelly Outwater
Catherine  Poluzzi
Christine Pompa
Cristiana Recanati
Carol and Bill Rohde
Celestino Sepulveda
Sue Serino Realty
Trilby Sieverding
Karen Sipperley
Kathleen Smith
Stat Construction, Inc.
Sterling Pump Company
Mary Ellen  Still
Angela Stultz
Rosemary Tanner
Anita Trautwein
Marilyn Vercelletto
Susan Volino
Sharon Whiteley
Amy Wu

Free Rabies Clinic-By Appointment Only

DUTCHESS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH
and the
DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA
Free Rabies Clinic for Dutchess County Residents
Saturday, October 24, 2020
at the
Public Safety Building at Mansion Square Park, Poughkeepsie

                                                        By Appointment Only

This event is fully booked. Please check back in mid-November to register for the next rabies clinic. 

We will be observing NY State mandated regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note the following:

  • Walk-ins will not be served, only those who’ve pre-registered will be admitted.
  • Please be ON TIME for your appointment. We are limiting the amount of people inside the building, so you will be let in during your assigned appointment time.
  • Dogs must be on a non-retractable leash, cats must be in a pet carrier. Secure your pet BEFORE you get out of your vehicle.
  • One person per pet will be admitted, please do not bring family or friends. We will have dog and cat handlers to assist the veterinarian.
  • Face masks must be worn properly (mouth and nose covered) at all times.
  • Please social distance at a minimum of 6 feet apart.
  • Proof of Dutchess County residency required, $10 fee for non-residents.
  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination required for 3-year certificate.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to keep everyone safe.

To Register: https://DutchessCountySPCA.as.me/RabiesClinic

Questions?  Please call the Rabies Clinic Registrar, 845-452-7722, x-417.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

What Is Animal Hoarding, Exactly?

This past month, Dutchess County SPCA rescued 20 cats that had been living together in a trailer. The cats were sick, dehydrated and emaciated. But the setting was typical: garbage, boxes of useless junk, broken furniture from the floor to the ceiling. The owner of the trailer had abandoned the property and the animals.

This was just one of many hoarding cases we handled this past year. In fact, hoarding is the single largest source of the neglected animals—mostly cats–that enter our doors. And in some ways, it is the most heart-breaking, because the owners do not intend to do harm. Hoarding often starts from the best of intentions: “Animals need homes. I have a home that I can give them.” But animals need care and attention too–and their maintenance requires money. If one doesn’t have the space or resources to house animals in a healthy way, one is not doing them any favors. Hoarders aren’t able to see plainly that the care that they are providing is inadequate, and the animals often suffer greatly from filthy conditions and lack of basic care such as food, water, appropriate shelter and medical care. Sadly, the hoarders also suffer, living in filthy conditions along with the animals they intended to save. It’s also common for animal hoarders to repeatedly reoffend, so seeking mental help is crucial to overcoming this problem. Hoarding can also happen when owners don’t fix their animals. In a case we dealt with last year, we found dead kittens that had crawled into and gotten stuck in the walls of a person’s home, along with a number of adolescent cats that were already pregnant. She had started out with two cats and ended up overwhelmed with over 70 in just two years.

Cat hoarding is not the same as feral cat colony management. Hoarding is the collecting indoors of house cats, not feral cats, in unhealthy conditions. Colony management is the controlling of feral cat populations through trap-neuter-return, and the supervision of their feeding and outdoor accommodation. Hoarded cats can be rehomed; feral cats are generally not adoptable.

It may not be something we enjoy thinking about, but hoarding is a recognized illness, and when it involves animals, it becomes a matter of humane law. Our Humane Law department approaches hoarding with compassion, understanding that the individual or individuals involved truly did not mean to do harm. However, as a community it’s important that we are all aware of what hoarding looks like so that cases can be addressed, and animals brought to safety. Signs of hoarding may include large amounts of animal related garbage outside a residence, a strong odor of animal urine or feces surrounding a residence or person, or large amounts of animals, often sick, roaming the property. If you suspect that someone you know may be an animal hoarder and needs help, contact us at the DCSPCA. We have the capability to humanely investigate the situation, bring the animals to safety and notify the correct mental health authorities so that the individuals involved can get the help they need. If you suspect hoarding anywhere near you, please call our humane law department at 845-452-7722 x431. We will investigate and if necessary, remove animals from unsafe environments, provide them with all the care they need to regain health, and find them safe and loving homes.

CANCELLED: Na-MEOW-ste: Cat Yoga 2020 at Dutchess County SPCA

Due to the pandemic and NY State mandates, all sessions are cancelled for 2020.  We look forward to the time when we can all gather together again.

Join our flexible felines for Beginner Yoga and become a more peaceful purrson!

CLASSES for 2020:

March 10: Cancelled
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