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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

73 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i want to give a big thank u to animal kind for all their help when i was in a situation that i had to get rid of my cats they are a great place and i would recommend them to any one either for help or looking for a pet they are awesome people and the greayest help when u in a difficult situation . thank u again for all ur help

1 Laura350

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I would like to express my gratitude to animalkind for going above and beyond to help me out of a desperate situation. I was down by the Hudson river and came upon a beautiful grey cat huddled in the corner of an open building. It was a cold winter day and the poor thing was lying in the wet leaves and mud and wouldn't move. It was obvious he/she was either sick, weak, or both because he was just lying there and wouldn't get up. Every time I got close to him/her, he would growl and hiss so I had no idea what to do. I called many places but since it was New Years day, no one was willing to help. Animalkind was the only one to get back to me and promptly met me where Katrin scooped up the cat like a pro and had him/her in the warm carrier and soon in the van on it's way to warmth and safety. I know that cat would not have made it through another cold night and I can't even begin to express the relief I felt seeing that van drive away, knowing the cat would have a warm, safe place in a very short time. Thank you so much for your compassion and prompt actions that surely saved this beautiful cat's life.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Animalkind is amazing! They not only adopt out the most adorable cats but they also help my mom out with food and spaying and neutering our ferals. They do amazing work and unlike other places they have never turned us down

2 Jill E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love our kittens! Healthy & cute! Animalkind helped us pick out the perfect additions to our family!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you animalkind!! You are amazing!!! If it wasn't for you, we couldn't make it!!! Your love and compassion are immeasurable, and so very appreciated, forever!!!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have called several humane society and I have be unable to get any help anywhere for these cats. this is the only place that would help me. thank you so much. I apprciate the work you do.

2

Client Served

Rating: 4

I highly reccommend adopting from here! We got our cat, Pumpkin, from here and shes a sweetheart, along with the other cats here who have been safely rescued. Please adopt from Animalkind!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

you guys are amazing thank you for helping with the strey kittens we fount keep it up :)

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I think this is a very good organization because it helps animals. Its a shame that everybody is not as nice as the people that give up there time to help animals like they do at animalkind,
Michael Langton

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough good things about AnimalKind of Hudson, after being rejected by the Columbia County Humane Society, they accepted a stray cat that I have been feeding and was able to catch this morning. Thank you so much.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted the first 2 of our 6 kitties at Animalkind. The animals were so obviously loved and cared for. It was not sterile and cold like many animal shelters are. We were provided with a certificate to get our girls spayed, as well as follow up meds for our Angelica, who had a respiratory infection, which cleared up in no time thanks to the antibiotic that was provided free of charge. Also, Angelica was provided with a follow up feline leukemia test due to the background of her family. We support Animalkind as often as we can with small donations...every dollar counts! Look on the web page and you will see the faces and hear the stories of the most downtrodden little fur babies that have been saved (some nursed back to health) by the loving people of this organization. We are certain to adopt from Animalkind again in the future.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Five years ago I quite by accident, discovered a heaven for cats right next to a Diner on Warren Street in Hudson NY. In amazement I stared at a room full of laid back cats under expert care and kindness. It actually inspired me to a visit a shelter the next day in my own home of Pittsfield,Mass.where on the spot, I became a three times a week DOG ! walker forthe next 5 years. Just recently I adopted an injured stray cat from my back yard. I immediately thought of ANIMALKIND as the place to go for medical care and advice. On our first visit Dr.Pete and Nikki made amazing transformation in just 30 minutesfor my new companion named Black Shadow, He was Inoculated, neutered, rabies shots and given a full exam and treatment of his injured leg, plus a Micro chip. When I returned to the lobby Jo was waiting with adoption papers, his rabies certificate and take home meds. AMAZING !
I would recommend their guidance and services any one looking to adopt or care for any cats. Ihope others will join me in supporting their on going compassionate mission to care for the stray and feral cats in the greater Hudson area. Please be assured if there are ANGELS on EARTH a good many of them work and volunteer at ANIMALKIND in Hudson NY.