How to Help
Tips and Ideas for Raising Funds for the DCSPCA
Thank you for your interest in helping raise funds and collect items that will help the animals that live at the Dutchess County SPCA. You can hold a yard sale, table outside a local store or business or hold a food or supply drive. Please view our tips sheets by clicking on a link below, or contact us for additional information.
Volunteer Orientations are held the first Tuesday of every month, 7:00pm., at the shelter.
At the Orientation you will be given a tour of the facilities, an overview of our Volunteer Program and an information packet.
Please call 845-454-5345 Ext. 103 to sign up for orientation. Leave your name and number for a confirmation call or you can e-mail the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
To volunteer at the shelter, you must be at least fourteen (14) years of age and be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian. To work directly with the animals you must be at least eighteen (18) years of age (due to liability).
Nobody likes a cage. But for an animal on the streets, abandoned, hungry, hurt or abused, a cage is a welcome haven and, a place of hope
What Your Gift Means For The Animals.
As a sponsor, your contribution will help us to provide care, shelter, and most of all hope for a new life to these wonderful animals who wait for a second chance at love and a second chance at the dream of their own loving home. Only with your contribution can we continue to offer our life saving services to the needy animals in our community. The animal residents of the DCSPCA are counting on you to help. Cage Sponsorships run for one year with monthly donations The animal residents of the DCSPCA are counting on you to help. Cage sponsorships run for one year. Donations can be made annually, semi-annually, quarterly, or monthly,
Cats……………………..$20/month or $240/year
The cage you sponsor will have a plaque with your name or any name you choose. Other ideas for your personal plaque:
Call 845-454-5345, ext. 100 to request a Sponsor A Cage brochure.
“Don’t think of it as a cage. Think of it as a way station to a way better life.”
We are a 501(c) (3) non profit organization. Donations may be tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Please check with your tax preparer for details.
A copy of our latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from the DCSPCA or from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.
Special Donation and Sponsorship Programs:
A repository of funds to cover medical costs above and beyond the usual.
Sponsor a Cage
monthly donation to help feed, medicate, and care for either a cat, a
dog or special-needs animal.
A gift to the DCSPCA is a lasting tribute to the memory of a special person or animal in your life.
A wonderful way to celebrate the special people, animals and occasions in your life.
Purchase a Paver, Bench or Photo Tile
Make a lasting tribute to honor a friend, loved one or pet by purchasing a photo tile or bench for inside or a paver for an outdoor path.
Your membership in the DCSPCA helps improve the lives of homeless animals
in our care
The DCSPCA is an approved agency under the United Way’s Donor Choice program. You may direct your donations to us through this program. (Please note that this is the only means through which we receive United Way funds.)
SEFA & CFC Donors
Work for the Federal or State Government? We’re in those programs too! We are listed for both SEFA (State Employees Federated Appeal) and CFC (Combined Federal Program).
You can make a real contribution to the Dutchess County SPCA with a car donation. Would you like to be rid of an automobile you no longer want or use but don't want to go through the trouble of selling it? Make an automobile donation to us. It's an incredibly fast and easy way to help support the vital work we do.
When you donate your car to the Dutchess County SPCA the automobile is taken care of for free with no paperwork hassle.
You can name the DCSPCA as a beneficiary by creating a new will, adding a codicil to your present will, or including the DCSPCA in your revocable trust.
The DCSPCA can be named as a direct beneficiary of:
The DCSPCA may also be named as a beneficiary of a:
The DCSPCA has programs available for larger projects and permanent memorials. Also available is our Major Gift Wish List. For details on any of these programs, please contact the administrative office at (845) 454-5345 ext. 100 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
By mail: Please send checks payable to Dutchess County SPCA to 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538. Please make a note if you want your donation directed to a special program.
By phone: We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover during normal business hours at (845) 454-5345 ext. 100.
Please contact the Administrative Office for further information at (845) 454-5345 ext. 100 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project: Helping Our Pets Endure
Bella came to the shelter with a wonderful attitude but an inability to walk more than a few steps without having to lay down. Lyme disease was suspected, but quickly ruled out. Further tests indicated that Bella had not only two bad hips, but also two bad elbows causing her pain whenever she walked.
Bella was an ideal candidate for Project:H.O.P.E., a special fund that helps cats and dogs with extraordinary medical needs. The fund was developed to finance medical treatment that is beyond the normal scope of what we budget for routine animal care. Our goal is to help animals like Bella have a chance at realizing a normal happy life. These animals would probably be euthanized at other shelters, but being dedicated to the preservation of life, we offer an alternative.
How does Project: H.O.P.E. work?
• First a candidate is identified and evaluated for prognosis
and most importantly, quality of life after intervention. The candidate
is presented to our Animal Welfare Committee who will oversee the animal’s
treatment and recovery.
To donate to the Project: H.O.P.E. fund please call 845-454-5345, ext. 100. Thank you.
Become a DCSPCA Member - Annual membership runs from
April to March. To become a member, please call (845) 454-5345 x100 or download
our Membership Brochure
Your Membership Helps Us:
Your Continued Support is Needed NOW More Than Ever!
Give Me Shelter
Gorgeous and joyful — a must for compassionate dog-lovers. This coffee table tribute to shelter dogs honors their personalities and quirks while raising funds for their care. The author, Carly Marshiano-Pioli, donated the book so that all proceeds can go directly to the care of the Dutchess County SPCA animals.
Personalized Party Favors that Give Hope
The DCSPCA has unique, personalized party favors and gifts for all of the celebrations in your life. Make a donation to the DCSPCA in honor of a person, pet or event. Let us help you with personalized party favors, thank you letters, notes, bookmarks, cards, or invitation inserts. These are just some of the creative ways we can help you share the news about your donation or to encourage others to make a donation in lieu of gifts. It’s a heartfelt and unique way to show you care. Call (845) 454-5346 ext. 100.
Listed below are items needed by the animals
CATS AND DOGS:
You can make a world of difference by donating a new cat bed. Click here to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for another cat to sleep in comfort. Thanks to generous supporters like you, and the Dyson Foundation, every dog now has a Kuranda bed.
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