December 25th, 2013
Dutchess County SPCA Receives Grant
HYDE PARK – The Dutchess County SPCA is pleased to announce that it has purchased a dental machine and has begun providing low-cost dental care for pet owners who otherwise would not be able to afford such care.
The grant from the Fanny V.W. Boos Trust Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley allowed the Dutchess County SPCA to cover the cost of a dental machine for the low-cost medical clinic in Hyde Park. To date, the machine has allowed the clinic to provide dental care 50 dogs and cats staying at the shelter awaiting adoption. In addition, 210 pet owners have used the service for their own pets.
To respond to the need, the shelter’s low-cost medical clinic has designated Mondays for dental appointments. To make an appointment, pet owners can call the DCSPCA at 845.452.7722 ext. 114.
“We are grateful to the Fanny V.W. Boos Trust and to the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley for this generous gift,” stated Jackie Rose, Executive Director of the Dutchess County SPCA. She added, “Our clinic fills a gap in services for people who are truly struggling to provide this kind of care. They know their best friend is suffering but they can’t come up with the money. Some pet owners only learn about the clinic when they call us thinking they have to give up their pet.”
The Dutchess County SPCA, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, is the lead agency for animal rescue and adoption in Dutchess County. The DCSPCA is a no-kill shelter with a 142-year history of concern, caring and providing shelter for unwanted, abused, abandoned and neglected animals. The Dutchess County SPCA rescues, shelters, and secures permanent homes for adoptable companion animals; advocates for the highest standards of animal care; and enforces animal cruelty laws throughout Dutchess County.