MHHS Precautions for COVID-19

Updated: 7/13/20


Menands Animal Care Center

  • We are conducting adoptions by appointment. Click on the pet you want to meet for more details.

  • We have resumed intakes. Owner surrenders are done by appointment only. Please email or call us at 518.434.8128 ext 216.

  • We are now taking strays brought in by the public.


Food Pantry - The Pet Food Pantries at our Menands Animal Care Center and Saratoga Spay/Neuter Clinic are available. If you are in need of pet food, you may stop by the shelter in Menands daily between the hours of 10 am and 4:30 pm and in Saratoga between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm Monday-Thursday. A staff member will meet you at the door. For those who are ill or in self-isolation and live in Albany, Rensselaer or Saratoga County, we are able to drop off food at your door. Please call 518.434.8128 ext 227 or email Nikki to make arrangements.


Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics - We are scheduling spay/neuter and wellness clinic appointments in both Menands and Saratoga. We are working hard to ensure the safety of our clients and the animals. When making an appointment, we will explain the measures we are taking to keep everyone safe. See our Spay/Neuter page or Wellness page for more information on how to schedule an appointment.


Donations - Monetary donations are needed most. We are once again accepting blankets, towels and flat sheets. Please make sure donations have been washed. We cannot accept pillows, comforters or any items will batting or filling. See our wishlist for items that can be purchased online and sent directly to us. We have also resumed accepting shoe boxes. Donations may be dropped off at our front entrance daily between 10 am and 4:30 pm. Thank you!


Bottles and Cans - We are accepting redeemable bottles and cans.


Events, Meetings, Gatherings - All public events are postponed or canceled until further notice. The latest information will be posted on our website and Facebook.


Questions - If you have questions, please email us at


We thank you for your support and cooperation during this challenging time.