Preventing Cruelty to All Animals

  • The Putnam County SPCA provides a 24/7 CRUELTY HOTLINE to report cases of suspected animal cruelty: (845) 520-6915
  • Our responsibilities include enforcing animal cruelty laws, housing animals we seize from unfit living conditions, providing essential medical care, and educating the community on how to treat animals humanely.

But we don’t stop there.

We play a critical role in the community by thoroughly investigating cases of suspected animal cruelty and, because our officers have “police powers,” we also address any existing links between animal cruelty and child abuse, elder abuse, domestic violence, and human suffering of all kinds. Our organization is often the only agency who comes in contact with victims of such crimes.

Additionally, because we are given law enforcement powers by the State of New York, our officers put themselves in harm’s way each and every day conducting criminal investigations, making arrests, and working closely with other law enforcement agencies to keep our neighborhoods safe.

But we can't do it alone

We are a not for profit 501C3 organization that receives no funding from the ASPCA. Instead, we rely on the generosity of our donors, without which our organization would not be possible.

Together, we can make our communities safer.

We urge you to help by donating any amount you are able so that we can continue to stop animal cruelty in its tracks.