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.