MHHS Precautions for COVID-19

Updated: 5/27/20


Updated May 27, 2020


Staffing - Onsite staffing is limited to only those essential to carrying out animal care and customer service. The rest of our staff is working remotely.


Menands Animal Care Center

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

  • We will accept animals only in the case of COVID-19-related emergencies, by appointment. Please email us at

  • We are not accepting stray animals from the public at this time. Please contact Animal Control for assistance.


Food Pantry - The Pet Food Pantry at our Menands Animal Care Center is available. If you are in need of pet food, you may stop by the shelter between the hours of 10 am and 4:30 pm. 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 starting to schedule 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.


Donations - Monetary donations are needed most. We cannot accept any used items at this time. For new items, please use a direct-delivery service such as Amazon or Chewy (see wishlist for more information). You may also drop off donations at our front entrance daily between 10 am and 4:30 pm.


Bottles and Cans - We are once again 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.