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


Tortellini is a gorgeous and cuddly 10-year-old dilute tortoiseshell who was found as a stray. She now blesses DCSPCA’s shelter with her sweet nature and elegant demeanor, a true lap cat. Tortellini’s tender purrs and affectionate nudges speak volumes about her loving heart.

Tortellini has hyperthyroidism, a common condition that can be easily managed with daily medication.

Today, Tortellini is ready for her big break and a loving spot in a dream home where she can share her warmth, resilience, and charm with loving permanent PAWrents. If you’re seeking a sweet, loving feline friend who can fill your life with adoration and affection, Tortellini awaits your visit.

Apply to adopt TORTELLINI: apply here

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