Our Mission
Transforming the lives of animals and people through partnerships, protection and hope
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. These programs contributed to a 95.6% live release rate in 2021, and include 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, upwards of 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 reported 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. Our federal tax ID is 14-1338459.

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

 


Animal Care Center

The Lisa Mitzen Animal Care Center opened in Summer 2017 with 32,000 square feet of beautiful space designed for optimal health, housing and medical care. Features include:

 

  • Community Rooms for Cats

  • Two Surgical Suites

  • Four-Level Cat Condos

  • Two Dedicated Dog Kennel Rooms 

 

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2021 Highlights
Facts & Figures
Facts and Figures
2,174
Pets adopted into loving families
Facts and Figures
639
Animals cared for in foster homes
Facts and Figures
20,939
Hours dedicated by volunteers
Facts and Figures
1,526
Low-cost surgeries provided to public
Facts and Figures
81,289
Meals provided through our Pet Food Pantry
  • In 2021, a total of 2,174 pets were adopted into loving homes! This includes 1,455 cats, 567 dogs and 152 small animals.

  • Through our Behavior and Enrichment program, 403 pets benefited from training and treatment to build confidence, improve manners and increase adoptability.

  • CrossRoads pets are those with terminal, untreatable conditions, but don't know it! They are still enjoying their lives. We are proud to have placed 25 of these pets in loving homes for the final leg of their journey.

  • Of the 639 animals placed with foster families, many included neonates (such as tiny kittens) and those needing special medical or behavioral care.

  • We helped many families struggling to feed their pets. A total of 81,289 pet meals translate to 70,952 pounds of pet food donated and distributed through the Goldstein Auto Group Furry Friends Pet Food Pantry.

 

Financial

MHHS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our federal tax ID is 14-1338459.

2020 Form 990 >>

 

Location

Lisa Mitzen Animal Care Center
3 Oakland Avenue
Menands, NY 12204
(For GPS, please use 193 Broadway)