Dutchess County Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic

HYDE PARK – The Dutchess County SPCA, in partnership with Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health, is pleased to offer a free Rabies Vaccination Clinic to residents of Dutchess County on April 27, 2019 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm in recognition of Animal Cruelty Prevention Month. The one-day Rabies Vaccination Clinic will take place at the shelter’s Adoption Center located at 636 Violet Avenue in Hyde Park. Vaccinations will be available for dogs, cats, and ferrets. Proof of previous rabies vaccination is required for a three-year certificate. Dogs must be on a leash, and cats and ferrets must be in carriers.

With the designation of April as Animal Cruelty Prevention Month, the Dutchess County SPCA is resolute in educating the community on animal cruelty during April and year-round. Working collaboratively and compassionately with animal owners, the Humane Law Department of the organization routinely explores situations where animals might be in harm’s way. The Humane Law Enforcement Officers of the department frequently and bravely put their lives at risk to save animals that are deprived of food, water, shelter, rest, sanitation, or veterinary care as well as those who have endured malicious torturing, maiming, or mutilating. “Although we often encounter tragic situations in our humane law cases,” explained Lynne Meloccaro, “we are exceedingly proud of the work our dedicated Humane Law Enforcement Officers do to protect the community and to save as many animals as possible.” Additionally, the shelter’s is responsible for handling loose or stray dogs, barking complaints and rabies enforcement based on town ordinances with contracts to provide Animal Control services for Hyde Park, Staatsburg, LaGrange, Pleasant Valley, Salt Point, Red Hook, Tivoli and Barrytown.

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