Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts of Dutchess County, New York.
Saving Lives For Over 2 Decades
Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts of Dutchess County (CARE of DC) is a “No Kill” non profit pet adoption agency formed in the Poughkeepsie area in 2016. We are located in Wappingers Falls, New York.
Founder Karen LeCain established CARE of DC after many years of successful animal rescue and placement. She has developed relationships with the area’s finest Veterinarians, sponsors, non-profit organizations, and more. Karen has dedicated her life to ensure that all animals are given a chance at life, whether they’re found sick and afraid, injured, abandoned, or wild. She is advanced in properly selecting the right applicants for the animals being adopted, in the best interests of the pet’s health, wellbeing, welfare, and happiness.
About Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts and Adoptions
Our goal is to protect the welfare of animals and to promote the humane treatment and well being of our dogs, cats and other critters by:
- Providing temporary shelter and medical care for stray and abandoned animals.
- Engaging in humane treatment of animals, professionalism, compassion, and overall safety and wellness.
- Accepting only the most suitable and responsible adoption parents for the animals.
- Promoting the spaying / neutering of cats and dogs to keep stray populations at minimum.
- In full support of the prevention of cruelty to animals.
Our animals are available on a case by case basis. If you see a pet that you’re interested in adopting, please feel free to contact us for more information. All candidates are required to fill out an application and be interviewed prior to adoption placements.
Disclaimer: We make no guarantees, either written or implied, as to the availability of pets seen on our website. If the pet you’re interested in has been adopted, please consider helping another pet in our care. We update the website as often as possible, so check back frequently.
Did you know? We offer Wildlife Rehabilitation. We depend on your help and support in assisting animals get back on their way to a healthy, happy life. Please consider making a donation, and visit our Wildlife Rehabilitation page for more information.
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Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts of Dutchess County is located in Wappingers Falls, and we are proud to work closely with animal caregivers and pet adoption candidates in the Poughkeepsie, NY area and beyond.
If you’d like to make a donation to assist in animal care, please visit our Donations page. We are a 501 (c)(3) organization registered in the state of New York .
Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts of Dutchess County
1541 Route 376,
Wappingers Falls NY 12590