AnimalKind was founded 20 years ago by Katrin Hecker, a registered nurse. Katrin was determined to end the plight of stray cats and kittens that seemed to be overrunning the streets of Hudson.

Today AnimalKind is a nurturing community force. Last year we rescued, brought back to health, and placed more than 1,300 animals in loving homes, reducing euthanasia and promoting Humankind through AnimalKind.  


Help AnimalKind rescue abandoned, homeless, abused and injured cats. It’s through YOUR donations that we can maintain our shelter, providing free or low-cost medical services and humanely attending the crisis of overpopulation of unplanned cats.