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


Lucas is a charming 4-year-old tuxedo cat who has been through a lot. He was surrendered to the shelter due to housing issues, and he is now looking for his dream home with a loving human or family. Lucas may be a bit shy at first, but once he warms up to you, he becomes an absolute love bug. Treats and catnip are the easiest way to his heart. He loves greeting the humans he knows best with chirps in the morning, and nuzzling to show his love.

Lucas is a playful cat who loves the company of other cats. He would be happiest in a home with feline friends to hang out with and keep him company.

Lucas would be best suited for a home with older children (over 5) who can respect his space and boundaries. He has a lot of love to give and is looking for a new home where he can finally relax and be himself. If you are searching for a charming and playful feline companion, Lucas is the cat for you!

Submit an application to adopt LUCAS: apply here

Then, come meet him! DCSPCA is open Tuesday-Sunday 12pm – 5pm.