Dog Control

Ulster County SPCA

20 Wiedy Road
Kingston, NY 12401

Ulster County SPCA is responsible for enforcing all state and local laws pertaining to dog behavior.


If you have any related questions, concerns, or issues please call 845 331-5377 X 212.  Leave a message if necessary. Any suspected cases of abuse or neglect can be reported 24 hours a day.


Dog Licenses

Licensing is handled at the Clerk's Office of the Town of Hurley, 10 Wamsley Place, Hurley NY 12443.


All dogs over 6 months old belonging to individuals residing in the Town of Hurley must be licensed. Please be aware dog licenses must be renewed annually and you will need a current rabies certificate at the time of renewal. The fees are as follows:  Neutered male and spayed female - $8.00; Unneutered male and unspayed female - $15.00.


There are no fees for licensing guide dogs, war dogs, police dogs, work dogs, hearing dogs, or service dogs.



Hours of Operation:

Town of Hurley Clerk's Office:

Monday through Friday 9 AM - 4 PM


Ulster County SPCA: 

Tuesday 11:30 AM- 3:30 PM

Wednesday 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Thursday  11:30 AM - 7:00 PM 

Friday  11:30 AM- 3:30 PM

Saturday 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Sunday  11:30- 3:30 PM


Rules and Regulations

Leash laws are strictly enforced.


It shall be unlawful for any dog in the Town of Hurley to:

  1. Run at large
  2. Be on any property other than that of its owner or harborer, unless said dog is restrained by an adequate collar and leash, or unless accompanied by or within a reasonable distance of its owner or a responsible person over 12 years of age, able to control the animal. For the purpose of this article, a dog or dogs hunting in company of a hunter or hunters shall be considered as accompanied by its owner.
  3. Engage in habitual loud howling or barking, or to conduct itself in such manner so as to habitually annoy any person other than the owner or persons harboring the animal.

It is strongly recommended in the Town of Hurley, as in other towns, that you have your dog neutered or spayed by the time they are 6 months old. For assistance with low cost spaying and neutering you can call the SPCA Spay and Neuter Clinic at 331-5377 or Friends of Animals at 1-800-321-7387. 

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