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Humane Law
& Animal 
Control

 

Humane Law Enforcement Officers (HLEO)

  • Investigate cases of abuse, cruelty or neglect

  • Seize animals from dangerous conditions 

  • Arrest offenders 

  • Work with district attorneys to prosecute cases 

Report Animal Cruelty x415

Animal Control Officers (ACO)

  •  Investigate complaints of loose or aggressive   dogs

  •  Issue notices of compliance

  •  Issue citations

Report a Complaint x423


Dutchess County SPCA is not chartered to rescue wildlife.  If you find an injured wild animal, please call Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center at (518) 965-1864 or go to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's website for their searchable database of certified wildlife rehabilitators.

1.6K

Calls

150

Investigations

132

Arrests

1,111

Lives saved

New York State Ag & Markets

Humane Law falls under Agricultural laws

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Abandoned dog with life-threatening medical issue, rescued by DCSCPA.  Now adopted!

Dutchess County Animal Abuse Registry

Successful prosecutions

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Shih Tzus rescued from a backyard breeder. 
Now adopted!