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Animalkind Inc

Rating: 5 stars   9 reviews 136

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

PO Box 902 Hudson NY 12534 USA

Mission:

Animalkind Inc., a 501(c)(3) grass roots, volunteer-based organization, was formed in year 2000. We are dedicated to reducing the stray and feral cat overpopulation in Columbia and Greene Counties by means of humane methods: trap/neuter/return (TNR) and low-cost spay/neuter programs for low-income pet owners. In addition, we provide emergency rescue attention and an adoption program. Feral and stray cats live in the shadows of our community, trying to fend for themselves, suffering due to lack of medical attention and food. Left unattended, they proliferate into unsustainable numbers of more unwanted kittens. As a result, millions of felines are euthanized annually throughout the US. Animalkind is passionately committed to humane programs to reverse the proliferation and suffering of these forgotten felines by providing spay/neuter services, feral cat management, education and adoptions. Animalkind Inc. is a local “hands-on” organization serving two counties, and beyond. We respond to emergency rescue situations, work closely with law enforcement regarding animal abandonment and cruelty cases and provide medical care and solutions to pet owners in crisis. Over 150 managed feral cat colonies have been established since our formation. We provide a place of protection and refuge at our adoption center and in foster homes where cats can live comfortably until adopted or live out their lives. At any given time, over 150 free-roaming rescued adoptable cats await their forever home at Animalkind's shelter. All our adoptable cats and kittens are tested for FelV, altered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper and micro-chipped. With each adoption we provide one month free pet health insurance.

Results:

Over 10,000 felines have been altered, preventing the birth of over 8 million kittens since our formation. Close to 8000 cats and kittens have found loving homes.

Target demographics:

the cat population and low-income pet owners

Direct beneficiaries per year:

1200 loe-income pet owners, saved 1096 felines, adopted 925 in loving homes

Geographic areas served:

Animalkind Inc., a 501(c)(3) grass roots, volunteer-based organization, was formed in year 2000. We are dedicated to reducing the stray and feral cat overpopulation in Columbia and Greene Counties by means of humane methods: trap/neuter/return (TNR) and low-cost spay/neuter programs for low-income pet owners. In addition, we provide emergency rescue attention and an adoption program. Feral and stray cats live in the shadows of our community, trying to fend for themselves, suffering due to lack of medical attention and food. Left unattended, they proliferate into unsustainable numbers of more unwanted kittens. As a result, millions of felines are euthanized annually throughout the US. Animalkind is passionately committed to humane programs to reverse the proliferation and suffering of these forgotten felines by providing spay/neuter services, feral cat management, education and adoptions. Animalkind Inc. is a local “hands-on” organization serving two counties, and beyond. We respond to emergency rescue situations, work closely with law enforcement regarding animal abandonment and cruelty cases and provide medical care and solutions to pet owners in crisis. Over 150 managed feral cat colonies have been established since our formation. We provide a place of protection and refuge at our adoption center and in foster homes where cats can live comfortably until adopted or live out their lives. At any given time, over 150 free-roaming rescued adoptable cats await their forever home at Animalkind's shelter. All our adoptable cats and kittens are tested for FelV, altered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper and micro-chipped. With each adoption we provide one month free pet health insurance.

Programs:

low/n cost spay/neuter for pets og low-income pet owners, rescue program for injured, stray and feral felines, food bank, medical program for injured, abused and homeless felines.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became involved with AnimalKind after my Mom passed. She was a big animal lover and I wanted to continue her kindness to animals, I feed a bunch of feral cats daily. There were about 5 cats that were not spayed or neutered. I had already taken two batches of kittens to them and wanted to stop all these new kittens being born. I have fostered for Animalkind and when one little kitten got very ill, they told me to take him to my vet for care. They paid the entire bill. I called several places in my area and no one else would help. AnimalKind stepped up to the plate, found homes for the kittens and spayed and neutered the feral cats. Every employee there is a true gem. Animal welfare is their first concern.
I have asked vets to assist and they only cared about being paid and my answer every time was the same....."there's no room at the Inn". I was there today having a cat neutered. I have baked cupcakes and sold them to help them and recently sold flowers. Please do whatever you can to assist this great place. There are truly one of a kind.......

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Rating: 5 stars  

We came across AnimalKind.info in 2014 and it changed our lives. We ended up adopting 2 incredible cats( already had 2 at home). One was an injured kitten who AK saved from being put down. They saw her potential and the love she had to give. They nursed her back to health (after a few surgeries) and she is the most fearless cat. She is grown and healthy but she is deaf and partially blind but so full of spunk!
The facility is great since it is cage free. The set up allows for the cats to interact and play with each other. The people at AK are amazing souls who love and care for these kittys waiting for their forever homes. They do thorough background checks which is so important these days.
AnimalKind does amazing work finding homes for these babies and also participate in the TNR program.

Looking for unconditional love, look no further AnimalKind is a short drive.

Anyone looking to adopt in the upstate/ capital region area should go to AnimalKind.
The facility is one amazing place.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Animalkind takes in homeless, feral and injured cats. They have an amazing cage-free shelter in Hudson, NY. The shelter is separated into many different rooms with glass doors and windows and each little room holds around 3-10 cats. When visiting the shelter, you are allowed to walk around and enter the various rooms to visit the cats. The cats generally seem relaxed and happy. It helps that their rooms are furnished with all sorts of pet furniture, much of which is built into the walls so they are able to explore and seek privacy off the floor.

Animalkind thoroughly reviews applications from potential owners and verifies two references per applicant. Before sending a cat to her new home, they take a stool sample for medical testing, de-worm and de-flea the cat, and cut her nails. This is in addition to what they do upon bringing the cat into the shelter: spaying (or neutering), vaccinating, and microchipping.

The workers at the Animalkind are kind and knowledgeable. They have records on every cat so that you can find out exactly how your new furry family member came to be at the shelter. They do not require any adoption fee in fact do not even ask for a donation when you take your new kitty home.

I am highly impressed with the amount of cats they rescue and heal, their big kill-free shelter, and their customer service with pet adopters.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Going on 12 years ago I adopted a kitten from Animalkind. She was only a few weeks old and had been left in a cardboard box in the rain on the side of the road with the rest of her litter. Their mommy was nowhere to be found. They were cold, starving, malnourished, scared, and covered in ear mites and fleas. The poor babies probably never would have survived very much longer. Animalkind had taken these poor kittens in and gave them a fighting chance when no one else would. I brought my new best friend home and named her Kira. She became the most lovable, funny, quirky cat...and I won't lie, she got a bit chubby! Sadly, in September of 2013 we found out Kira had an aggressive form of cancer, and it had spread. Although it broke my heart to no end, it was time to let her go. To this day, I am grateful to Animalkind for saving Kira and giving both of us a chance to find eachother. She had a chance at love and happiness because you saved her. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

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Quite a while ago, I had the opportunity to write for a locale newspaper with a focus on stories about animal shelters and rescues. Animalkind was one of the rescues on my list. I wrote several stories from the pet perspective in an effort in increasing cat and other animal adoption in the area. To be able to write a good story I had to drive to Animalkind to meet the staff and residents. I was blown away by the commitment and dedication of the staff who worked tirelessly to ensure no animal was turned away. I also lost my heart to two special residents, Oskar a young orange tabby with neurological issues and who the staff considered that he would always be a resident based on his problems. Secondly, my heartstrings were pulled by Emily, a beautiful orange and white kitty who dragged her hind leg due to an injury (I am not saying who or how because I don't know) that hadn't been corrected in time. Needless to say, both Oskar and Emily (renamed SweetiePie) came home with me that day. My husband and I truly had our little family (which included several more strays and an African Albino Claw Footed Frog)and we lived happily until SweetiePie and Oskar crossed the rainbow bridge. I cannot say enough about this organization who also, inquired about our two founding and actually stopped in to see them and how they related to their new home. These folks are the best and if I had a million dollars I would give to them so they could continue their good work with adopting out those beautiful creatures and not to mention their terrific efforts with feral cat sanctuaries.

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I have donated my help and worked at Animal Kind. It's amazing how well each cat is memorized and individualized from the rest. They keep the place immaculate and its very home/cozy for the cats.

We offered to foster two kittens that were feral since they were going to be euthanized at a shelter for spitting. They were love bugs and we decided to keep them. It was a good decision since the siblings had a genetic epilepsy but they are doing great. One takes meds every day the other doesn't.

These feral cats are now like shadows the male cat is like a dog he just can't get enough of you. Animal Kind was very helpful in the beginning when we just were discovering their genetic flaw in health, and we got it straightened out.

Thanks Katrin for going to the vet with us too.

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We recently adopted a male cat named Avery and found this to be anImmaculate facility that offers great interaction with adoptable animals. Great staff that is kind, caring and sensitive to ALL those precious animals in need of help. Thank goodness there is such a place to shelter and care for these loving creatures while they wait for their forever home. Highly recommend this place if you are looking to open your home to a loving cat or kitten or help donate to help this establishment continue administering their day to day care for these lovable animals in need.

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1 person found this review helpful

We have adopted 4 cats from Animal Kind in the last two yrs n they have been a wonderful addition to our family plus I've volunteered an event in May at our local petsmart. I share Animal Kind posts as much as possible

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Rating: 5 stars  

Animalkind is a wonderful organization that is helping homeless cats and kittens and pet owners in financial crisis. They are a true blessing to our community and are always there to help.

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