How SPCA Protects Companion Animals (Aired on September 28, 2012)

Host Jonah Triebwasser and Catherine Forbes

Host Jonah Triebwasser and Catherine Forbes

Catherine Forbes, Dutchess County SPCA Director of Development, discusses the no-kill Hyde Park shelter with a 141-year history of providing shelter and services for unwanted, abused, abandoned, or neglected animals. SPCA Adoption Counselors are trained to match families with pets, now called “companion animals.” Using a rescued puppy as an example, Ms. Forbes describes the medical attention veterinarians provide that finally allows a rescued companion to live a happy life in a good home. She offers many suggestions for protecting pets, such as a microchip (small as a grain of rice) injected under the skin for easy identification. The Hyde Park’s yearly Annual Petwalk, a unique and well-known county fair for dogs now in its 18th year, includes activities such as competitions in catch-a-ball, racing, tail wagging, singing, speaking, begging, tricks, and so forth, as well as unusual activities like “paw reading.”

Learn More:
Dutchess SPCA Contact number 845 452-7722; Volunteers: 845 454-5345 X 103
Call for drop-in on clinic days at 636 Violet Ave., Hyde Park, NY.
Dutchess County SPCA
County Fair for Dogs

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September 28, 2012 · Posted in Dutchess County, Quality of Life, Service Organizations 
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