Our Mission
To enrich the lives of animals and the people who love them
about mhhs
A history of growth and advancement, with compassion at the core

Founded in 1887, the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS) is the oldest and largest animal protection organization in New York's Capital Region, serving Albany, Rensselaer and surrounding counties. In addition to providing shelter and care for stray, abused and unwanted animals, we provide an ever-increasing array of services for animals and those who care for them. This includes low-cost spay/neuter and wellness services, vaccination and microchip clinics, stray housing for municipalities, dog training, a pet food pantry and humane education programming for all ages.

WE TOUCH THE LIVES OF OVER 7,000 ANIMALS EACH YEAR

In addition to its dedicated staff, MHHS relies heavily on a large team of volunteers who provide, on average, over 25,000 hours of their time each year. They contribute greatly to maintaining the health and well-being of animals both within the shelter and in foster care, and play a major role in our fundraising and outreach efforts. Our field services include rescue and care for injured or distressed animals, investigation of reports of animal abuse and neglect, and enforcement of Agriculture & Markets laws.

MHHS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that relies primarily on private donations. We receive no ongoing funding from federal, state or local governments or any other animal welfare organization.

WE ARE PROFOUNDLY GRATEFUL TO all WHOSE FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT MAKE OUR WORK POSSIBLE

 


 

Animal Care Center

Our new Animal Care Center opened in Summer 2017. It is 32,000 square feet of beautiful space specially designed for optimal health, housing, medical care and more, with features including: 

 

  • Community Rooms for Cats

  • Two Surgical Suites

  • Four-Level Cat Condos

  • Two Dedicated Dog Kennel Rooms 

 

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2018 Highlights
Facts & Figures
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3,138
Pets adopted into loving families
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1,049
Animals cared for in foster homes
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24,628
Hours dedicated by volunteers
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3,059
Low-cost surgeries provided to public
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45,895
Meals provided through our Pet Food Pantry

 

Locations

Menands Animal Care Center
3 Oakland Avenue
Menands, NY 12204

Saratoga Spay/Neuter Clinic
4225 Route 50
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866