Founded in 1871, Dutchess County SPCA is one of the oldest SPCAs in the country.  It is a no-kill shelter, and the only animal welfare organization in Dutchess County chartered to enforce humane law.  Dutchess County SPCA is not a governmental agency, nor is it affiliated with the ASPCA.  It is an independent charity, funded almost entirely by private donations.

636 Violet Avenue
Hyde Park, NY 12538
845-452-7722, x420

Tuesday – Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
Monday: Closed


8-year-old Annie is an incredibly affectionate and charming cat. Every morning she greets the DCSPCA staff with tiny chirps and big purrs. Her favorite pastime is to get cozy and loaf next to a friend while they give her chin scratches. Annie suffers from Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome (FHS), a neurological condition that causes small focal seizures. She is currently on anti-seizure medication twice a day. Would you be Annie’s new cuddle buddy? Fill out an application to adopt ANNIE: