The Dutchess County S.P.C.A, along with The Animal Rights Alliance Inc. (T.A.R.A) will be hosting monthly spay and neuter clinics at the S.P.C.A. location in Hyde Park beginning in January.

According to an announcement through facebook

T.A.R.A. will be hosting a mobile cat spay/neuter clinic* once a month at our facility in Hyde Park. Service is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, so please call 845-320-6015.

*This is in addition to our regular spay/neuter services for dogs and cats. You can also call 845-320-6015 to make an appointment to spay/neuter your dog.

Dates through April are currently available, and are as follows:

  • Thursday January 9th
  • Thursday February 13th
  • Thursday March 12th
  • Thursday April 9th

For those unfamiliar, T.A.R.A. is a local nonprofit that has been around since 2002 and works to combat the pet overpopulation problem.

Our mission is to reduce the numbers of unwanted cats and dogs coming into a system that cannot hold them. There are only two ways to do this; one is to up the killing rate, which has been done unsuccessfully for decades, and the other is to reduce the birth rate. We here at TARA have always opted for the latter.
Our desire is to promote the betterment of all animals that suffer due to the lack of proper care, nutrition, kindness, and the like. Spaying and neutering addresses the root cause; too many cats and dogs multiplying without enough good and lasting homes.

Read more about their purpose and services here.