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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: Animalkind Inc., a 501(c)(3) 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 15,000 felines have been altered, preventing the birth of over 8 million kittens since our formation. Over 10,000 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)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.

Community Stories

85 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Mary S.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

After growing up on a farm, cats were always about. Food and milk for them was plenty. Over time and age, the cows were sold, almost all the buildings knocked down. Except one. One day this pure black, round cat shows up. No trust in us at all. What do you do - put food out. A few weeks later, 3 kittens. What do you do? I'm a dog person. The local Humane Society doesn't really help you if you say feral - they are not adoptable. I go to Animalkind. I amazed at what's there. After speaking with Nancy, then Sarah- a plan evolves. Catch and release, spay/neuter and shots for the feral cat and kittens. Fast forward, another cat dropped off, 4 kittens later. This time slightly wiser, kittens caught, tested, spay neutered, and shots. Two of this litter were sick and had to be euthanized. The other two are with us now, one is now our house cat others have been vetted and are other outside cats. Total now six. One indoor 5 outdoor. they have access to food and water and insulated cat boxes (cat condo) to keep them warm and out of the weather.... I'm not savvy on cats, I don't claim to be. This group has a wealth of knowledge to help and teach people, thus helping the feline, or whatever creature in need comes in the door. They let you borrow have a heart traps to capture. Give you information on the care after the surgery. There's much more. But this is only a small part of a picture of what this group does. the staff have to run out and put quarters in the meters so they don't get tickets, they are forever cleaning rooms, litter boxes, linens etc. They are always doing something.....none of what we were able to do, would have happened had it not been for their help and guidance. We are unable to load pictures.

1 Gordon B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered kittens for the past year. Their love of animals and selfless efforts to find safe family homes for the animals that come their way is exemplary. I cannot speak highly enough about everyone that works there.

Trayci S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

11 years ago we got 2 rescue kittens from animal kind in Hudson. The staff were very nice and loving to the animals. One of our cats Nala became a therapy cat for my son who has Sensory Intergration. They became best friends. She helped him through some tough times in his life. Unfortunately she was layed to rest this year do to kidney issues. The other cat Dopey Flopkins is a well loved, well fed, cuddliey momma's boy. Thank you animal kind for bringing these two into our lives.

Linda442

Donor

Rating: 5

I take care of a small feral colony. I noticed that one of my cats had what looked like a broken jaw. I trapped her and brought her in to AnimalKind for emergency surgery. To my relief, the cat only had her skin torn from her bottom jaw. They kept her for a week. I got her back home and decided to keep her inside. AnimalKind did not charge me which, as a retiree, I really appreciate. Animalkind helps animals, they rely on donations and many friends. They are a fantastic nonprofit organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have four indoor cats and care for a small feral colony in Ravena, NY. In early July I had a stray or abandoned friendly cat in my yard. I cared for him for nearly 3 months while trying to find him a good home. I contacted Animalkind who gladly took him and have put him up for adoption, for which I am immensely appreciative. They do so much for any cat or kitten and so deserve recognition.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We take our dog there. They all love her. Nikki will get right on the floor with her and give her the shots she needs. No one is afraid of her. Dr P can't believe how well behaved she is. Sarah always says she know Scarlet will get cheese burgers after her visit. Dr. P figured out what her problem was and got right to fixing it, when the last vet did not even test for it. Turns out our Scarlet has a thyroid problem. Which is now under control. Thanks to the great people at AnimalKind

Pamela S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff there are all so helpful. We took my dads cat there. They cared for her for over a 1 year. Till she got her wings. The dr made sure that she was not in any pain. The staff all full in love with her. She was an amazing cat. Dr P. was great with her. And Nikki even came in on her days off to check on her. Send me pics and let me know she was doing ok. Sarah who is always at the desk always answered my questions, and if she couldn't she was sure to find someone who could and get right back to me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

About 2 years ago my family adopted to male cats from Animalkind. I really like the fact that they're all about saving animals and finding them good homes. They also do great things by neutering /spaying feral cats.

Amanda C.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my cat from animal kind about 3 years ago we love him lots about a year ago my cat hurt his leg i brought him there to get checked out and they were amazing with him and it did not cost me an arm and leg i would recommend anyone to go their if they want to adopt.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted my Amora from Animalkind a few years ago. They rescued her and her 3 siblings from a barn in the winter. Gave her all of her shots and dewormed her. They microchip each potential adoptee. They were nothing but fantastic to me and I recommend them whenever I can.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Animalkind is an incredible place. They treat each animal with great dignity and incredible compassion and do wonderful work in the community. A truly special place.

Danielle F.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love Katrin and Animalkind! Not only have they helped me, I have helped them and it is so rewarding.

Kimberly A.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Animalkind is an amazing group of people who do so very much for animals in need

Gaynor W.

Donor

Rating: 5

Fantastic charity that works so hard to help the animals. Wonderful opportunities to get involved as well. I always support this charity and am humbled by the dedication and care they give to the animals. Keep up the good work!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I LOVE Animalkind! Katrin Hecker has ALWAYS helped me help cats, whether they were mine, strays, ferals, etc...The staff at Animalkind are amazing people as well. Before I met Katrin in person, I had called her about situations at several places that I had lived or discovered, where cats needed help. She always took action and together or on her own, many lives were saved. Long live Animalkind!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Animal kind has been a absolute life saver . We already had 7 cats .. when an 8th started stopping by. Big rambunctious male. We finally decided we would grab him and bring him to get neutered . Unfortunately he had gotten himself into some trouble with another animal. Guy has been in 3 leg casts for close to 3 months . They kept him for the first week and we've been taking him over every 2 or 3 days to have bandages changed . They have helped us with antibiotics and pain killers .
He's become a very spoiled member of our family.. we never would have been able to afford the care he's needed . The level of compassion we have seen between the staff and the "residents " is unsurpassed.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Animalkind truly cares about ALL cats in their territory. Their trap neuter and release program has saved thousands of kittens from being born and unwanted. They never turn a client away regardless of ability to pay. They have made an impact on the community that is for the benefit of all

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If my states had a place as wonderful and dedicated to animals as Animalkind , then maybe more animals wouldn't be homeless or sick, this place is truly wonderful and I am very happy to say it is my favorite rescue of all time

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Animalkind has helped several times with taking in feral cats that I have found. They have helped to spy and neuter the cats. Their facility is always clean. I am so glad that Animalkind is around to help.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to Animalkind in 2006 maybe. I put out a plea for help and Katrin called me and said she'd help! I was elated and relieved. It was a sad situation of a cat who's elderly owner died and was very unsocial. She needed rescue. Our local shelter was closed and animal control was going to destroy her. That was my first experience.

Many years later, I have a situation and remember Katrin's kindness and willingness to give the underdogs (cats in this instance) a shot at life. Kittens that needed help socializing, had potential but I was at the end of my expertise. Animalkind came to the rescue once again!

I hadn't been there in probably 10 years (I live many hours away) and was amazed at the transformation. Animalkind has rejuvenated since the fire way back when and what a wonderful facility for kitties! It's clean, friendly and totally Zen. What a wonderful place to visit ... AND ADOPT!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD ABOUT ANIMAL KIND. MY CAT, NEEKO, WAS HIT BY A CAR AND A GOOD SAMARITAN, WHO SAW IT HAPPEN, BROUGHT HIM TO ANIMAL KIND. THEY TOOK X`RAYS, FIXED HIS DISLOCATED HIP, ALIGNED THE BROKEN BONES IN HIS RIGHT LEG AND SECURED IT IN A SPLINT AND CAST. ALSO, THEY GAVE HIM ALL OF HIS SHOTS, DEWORMER AND GAVE HIM A MICROCHIP.....ALL OF THIS......THEY DID FOR FREE....YES, FREE!!
THEY TRULY CARE FOR THESE ANIMALS AND TAKE SUCH GREAT CARE OF THEM. THEY DO ALL OF THIS THROUGH VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS. GOD BLESS THEM ALL!