Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

HYDE PARK – The Dutchess County SPCA (DCSPCA) is opening its doors and doing their part to help dogs and people impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

The Texas shelter dogs, soon to be Dutchess County pets, are a variety ages, sizes and personalities but they all do have one thing in common, they are looking for a new place to call home.

Coming to DCSPCA from the San Antonio Humane Society (https://sahumane.org/), the dogs were homeless and available for adoption in San Antonio, prior to the devastation left behind by the hurricane and are now being moved to other shelters to  make room for displaced pets waiting for owners to reclaim.

Wayne Mabey, DCSPCA Board President says, “The effort to keep pets displaced by the hurricane in nearby shelters, so families can reunite with their beloved dogs, fits perfectly with our values at the DCSPCA.  We are doing our part to make sure the people who have already lost everything else, don’t also lose the chance to reunite with their family pet.”

The dogs are currently in Tennessee with their partner Snooty Giggles and are heading to Hyde Park with an expected arrival Tuesday September 12.

Donations of money to offset the expense of travel, medical care and housing are most needed.

These lucky dogs will be made available for adoption shortly after arrival.

Adoptions will be on a first come, first served basis and the DCSPCA Adoptions Team will be hard at work to help adopters choose which pet is right for them.

Adoption & Education Center hours of operation:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 12 – 5 pm

Wednesday: 12 – 5 pm

Thursday: 12 – 7 pm

Friday: 12 – 5 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 12 – 5 pm

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