Posted by: Dawn Powell | November 9, 2014

“Mission Statement

The Putnam County SPCA’s mission is to prevent cruelty to all animals by enforcing the NYS cruelty statutes, providing medical care and shelter to abused animals, and providing Humane Education to schools and other interested groups. The PCSPCA receives no funding from the ASPCA, nor does it receive funds from any government agency. We exist solely on donations of supporters who care about animals and how they are treated. Given law enforcement powers by the State of New York the PCSPCA responds to calls of suspected animal cruelty throughout Putnam County. Not only addressing animal cruelty, but also providing a means to stop the link between animal cruelty and child abuse, elder abuse, domestic violence, and human suffering. At times the SPCA is the first and only agency contacting victims of such crimes. We can only continue to provide this service based upon the kindness and generosity of people who care.

“Who We Are and What We Do…

We are a NYS certified law enforcement agency, given full “police powers” to enforce the laws of New York State, specifically those that pertain to animals. Our officers conduct criminal investigations, make arrests, and work with all other law enforcement agencies. We respond to calls from residents of Putnam County as well as area police departments. We are available to speak to schools and at other functions regarding animal cruelty.

What We Are Not….

We are not animal control. We do not replace local animal / dog control officers or the Putnam Humane Society. We do not pick up stray animals, or handle barking complaints. “


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