The Dutchess County SPCA Legacy Society
The DCSPCA Legacy Society offers an additional opportunity to invest in making the world a better place for the homeless animals of our community.
Legacy Society members care deeply about animals and want to make sure The Dutchess County SPCA can continue its life-saving work for generations to come.
For more information about making a Planned Gift, please see our Guide to Planned Giving.
Anna R. Bates*
Dr. Karen T. Blonder and Jerry L. Toepfer
Susanne P. Boyd*
The Estate of Helen Bromley
The Estate of Harriet K. Burroughs
Margaret Carlin*: Margaret and her husband, James were not wealthy but always lived within their means and treated people and animals like they were family. Margaret was a wonderful person who lived life everyday and took in more animals than you could shake a stick at. They were all from the Shelter. The Carlin’s had a workshop where Margaret spent hours building little birdhouses, which she sold to raise money for the SPCA and other groups. The world has truly lost a wonder of God’s Creations.
The Estate of Mary H. Davis
Doris J. Doyle*
The Estate of James V. Forster III
The Estate of Dr. Edith Har-Esh*: In 2006, The DCSPCA accepted a gift from Poughkeepsie attorney Marco Caviglia, executor of the estate of Dr. Edith Har-Esh. That gift was the catalyst for The Campaign for Hope to build a new Adoption and Education Center.
Dr. Har-Esh, who passed away in 1997, was a local psychiatrist who lovingly shared her Hyde Park home with many pets. After years of hard work and a lifetime of living below her means, Dr. Har-Esh bequeathed her assets to be used for humanitarian causes. As executor, Caviglia took great care in selecting charitable beneficiaries that reflect the doctor’s personal interests and values.
“Dr. Har-Esh’s love for animals was second only to that for her family and her patients. I am pleased to be able to make this gift on behalf of Dr. Har-Esh, who would be proud to support the Dutchess County SPCA’s continued hard work and commitment to provide care and compassion to our homeless animals in need.”
Click here for more information about the Campaign for Hope and the generous bequest from the Estate of Dr. Har-Esh.
The Estate of Jean C. Gordon
Herman J. Gorgens*
Janet W. Graham*
Webster R. Kipp*
The Estate of Madeline Keute
The Estate of Winona Kutz
The Estate of Bernard Lasher
The Estate of Denise M. Lawlor
Lorraine Lingad*: Lorraine Lingad was a secretary at her church prior to her retirement. She loved all animals. During her working years she saved her money hoping that some day she could do something that would really make a difference. She included the Dutchess County SPCA in her will. Her gift helped us to reach our fundraising goal for the Campaign for Hope to build a new Adoption and Education Center. Ms. Lingad would be pleased to know that she did make a big difference in the lives of homeless, abused and neglected animals in her community.
Click here for more information about the Campaign for Hope and the generous bequest from Lorraine Lingad.
The Estate of E. Walter May
The Estate of Caroline McCarthy
Lt. Col. Norman*
Katherine M. Phenix*:
The Estate Of Margaret M. Poyerd
Harold D. Ross, Jr.*
Elizabeth S. Seitz*
Marie R. Serino*
George A. Strba*: Mr. Strba continues to make a life-saving difference for the homeless animals through The George A. Strba Charitable Trust. Each year, donations from the trust help the Dutchess County SPCA to serve the more than 1,500 animals that come through our doors.
Frances K. Trees Trust
Katrin V. Warfield*
Individuals who make a commitment to The Dutchess County SPCA’s future through a planned gift or bequest are invited to join The DCSPCA Legacy Society. Legacy Society members have named The Dutchess County SPCA, Inc. in their wills, qualified retirement plans, life insurance policies, trusts or pooled life income funds. The DCSPCA can accept gifts of real estate, stock and other assets.
Your planned gift or bequest puts you in good company today. Tomorrow, your legacy will be multiplied with gifts from other individuals and families to give hope to the homeless, abandoned and abused animals for generations to come. Legacy Society members receive many special benefits. If you desire, your name will be placed on DCSPCA Legacy Society written materials and on our website. You will also receive invitations to special events, a copy of our annual report and recognition within the annual report. You may also choose to remain anonymous.
When the time is right for you to include a gift in your will for the animals, please remember The Dutchess County SPCA, Inc. We would be happy to discuss Legacy Society membership with you and your advisor.
For more information about making a Planned Gift, please see our Guide to Planned Giving
If you have included The Dutchess County SPCA, Inc. in your estate plans and are not a recognized DCSPCA Legacy Society member, please contact Joyce Garrity or Catherine Forbes at (845) 454-5346.
Large or small, your bequest to the Dutchess County SPCA, Inc. will leave a lasting legacy.
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The shelter is located on Route 9G also known as Violet Avenue. From
Route 9 north or South, turn on to St. Andrews Road (also known as County
Route 40A). Follow the road to end at the intersection of 9G. Turn right
and make an immediate left into the shelter.
Hours of Operation:
Business Office Hours
9:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday
By Appointment Only
Medical Clinic Hours
By Appointment Only
Satellite Adoption Location
(845) 452-SPCA (7722)
If you witness an animal related crime: Call your local Police or Sheriff’s Department immediately.
If an animal is seriously injured: Contact your veterinarian or the Animal Emergency Clinic of the Hudson Valley 845-471-8242
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