Another Hudson Valley hoarding situation has been brought to light, requiring intervention from both state officials and local animal rescues. This time, reports point to a residence in the town of Dover, Dutchess County, resulted in over 90 cats and kittens being reovered.

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Dutchess County Sheriff's Office & HVARS Respond to Dover Hoarding

Dutchess County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a report of animal cruelty in a residence in the Town of Dover on Saturday May 4th, at approximately 9am. An investigation led to the discovery of 90 cats living in poor conditions, and many of which were in poor health. The discovery required additional response from the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office with support from local volunteer animal rescue workers including Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary (HVARS).

Dutchess County Sheriff's Office
Dutchess County Sheriff's Office

The cats and kittens were relinquished to Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary to receive medical care and attention. What was previously the free range cat room has become home to 90 cats and kittens that were rescued from Dover.

In the meantime, the investigation into the hoarding situation continues.

SEE ALSO: SPCA Intervenes in Westchester County Cat Hoarding Situation

Support For Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary

Hudson Valley Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, a 501c3 nonprofit animal rescue and wildlife rehabilitation center is more than just a place to find a pet. 75% of the animals the HVARS take in require immediate medical attention and specialty care.

Though they are out in the community doing adoptions, more than 1,200 annually, they are also the one that help much of the local wildlife like squirrels, raccoons, possums, fox, woodchucks, etc.

All of the money that comes through our clinic services is given right back to our animals that we take in, rescue, rehabilitate and adopt out. It is also used for the hundreds of wildlife we take in orphaned, injured or misplaced every year.

Especially after taking in the 90 cats found in the Dover home, HVARS will need donations in many forms. They are always looking for sheets, towels, blankets, comforters, cleaning supplies like bleach, dish soap, detergent and sponges. They have updated their Amazon wishlist to reflect the needs of their new cats and kittens, and of course, financial donations are also extremely helpful. More information about donating can be found here.​

14 Pups Currently Looking For their Forever Home at Take Me Home Pet Rescue

The Highland, New York-based rescue is a 501c3 nonprofit that saves dogs and cats from high-kill shelters. These are a few of the dogs currently with foster families waiting for their forever home.

25 Non-Profits to Support in the Hudson Valley

While people benefit from them every single day, non-profit organizations remain one of the many overlooked key parts of communities. Within New York State alone, there are 116,834 non-profit organizations created to benefit the local communities, with over thousands of them being located within the Hudson Valley. With many focusing on multiple different needs of various communities, there are non-profits in the Hudson Valley that advocate for community, change, and growth – all for little to no direct profit. 

Non-profits rely on the support of their local communities to be able to spread their messages and widen their audiences, allowing more people to benefit from their organizations. From creative arts and wildlife explorations to support and donation centers, there are multiple non-profits located in the Hudson Valley that cater towards the needs of their respective communities to help aid in their growth. 

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