Dog Control Officer
Effective January 2, 2015, town residents should call the Putnam SPCA for all dog control issues.
PUTNAM COUNTY SPCA DOG CONTROL DIVISION
24/7 Direct Line (Loose dogs, barking dogs, lost dogs)
Dog Control Officer on call
This department ensures that dogs are contained on their owner’s property or on a leash. (Refer to the Town’s Leash Law via the Town Clerk’s office).
Responds to calls for lost (i.e. roaming unattended), barking dogs or abandoned dogs.
Ensures all dogs are licensed/vaccinated against rabies and are wearing the mandatory tags.
24 HOUR ANIMAL ABUSE HOTLINE
TO REPORT ANIMAL CRUELTY
PUTNAM COUNTY SPCA HUMANE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
We respond to calls 24/7 from residents to enforce New York State animal cruelty statutes. Our officers conduct investigations, make arrests, and work with all law enforcement agencies. Call if you suspect any animal cruelty. All calls confidential.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A LOST DOG?
If so, call and check with Dog Control at (845) 531-7915 because there are sometimes other dogs not on the website yet.
Lost and abandoned dogs that have been picked up will be temporarily held for 3 days in the Putnam Valley Dog Control impound across from Town Hall. After 3 days animals will be transferred to a no-kill shelter in Putnam County where they will remain until claimed by their owners, or adopted out. If your animal is no longer in the local Putnam Valley impound, simply call Dog Control Officer Mary Madsen at 845-531-7915 to be reunited with your pet.
Pets lost in Putnam Valley will be continued to be listed on the Putnam Valley town website and on the TV Scroll of the Putnam Valley Channels – Cablevision 18 & 20, until they are claimed or adopted.
CAN LOCAL TV HELP FIND YOUR DOG OR CAT?
If you are a resident of the Town of PUTNAM VALLEY, contact Maryann Arrien at (845) 528-7420 or arrien “at” optonline.net and send her A PICTURE OF YOUR PET to be put on the Channel 20 TV Scroll. Maybe your neighbors can help find your lost pet.
Visit www.spcaputnam.org for additional info and resources.