OUR MISSION

Animalkind Inc., a 501(c)(3) grass roots, volunteer-based organization, was formed in year 2000. We are dedicated to reducing the stray and feral cat overpopulation in Columbia and Greene Counties by means of humane methods:  trap/neuter/return (TNR) and low-cost spay/neuter programs for low-income pet owners.  In addition, we provide emergency rescue attention and an adoption program.

Feral and stray cats live in the shadows of our community, trying to fend for themselves, suffering due to lack of medical attention and food. Left unattended, they proliferate into unsustainable numbers of more unwanted kittens. As a result, millions of felines are euthanized annually throughout the US. Animalkind is passionately committed to humane programs to reverse the proliferation and suffering of these forgotten felines by providing spay/neuter services, feral cat management, education and adoptions.

Animalkind Inc. is a local “hands-on” organization serving two counties, and beyond. We respond to emergency rescue situations, work closely with law enforcement regarding animal abandonment and cruelty cases and provide medical care and solutions to pet owners in crisis. Over 150 managed feral cat colonies have been established since our formation. We provide a place of protection and refuge at our adoption center and in foster homes where cats can live comfortably until adopted or live out their lives.  At any given time, over 150 free-roaming rescued adoptable cats await their forever home at Animalkind's shelter. All our adoptable cats and kittens are tested for FelV, altered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper and micro-chipped. With each adoption we provide one month free pet health insurance. 



We help people to keep their pets through providing low cost spay/neuter, medical care, cat food and supplies to financially-distressed pet owners.The responsibility is substantial, but the returns on our emotional investment are greater. 
 

There is a great joy in watching the progress of a cat who comes to us badly frightened and possibly injured as he or she becomes a healthy, comfortable and secure resident of Animalkind. 
Then there is the joy of watching the same cat leave to go to a good home with all of his/her cat dignity restored.  We know we have been successful when we hear from a happy adopter, knowing that we made it possible for this kitty to move from an unfortunate or life-threatening situation to a home with a secure future.

Animalkind alters 1,500-2,000 felines annually for the past 14 years.
Over 15,000 cats have been spayed/neutered throughout our existence, preventing the births of over 8 million kittens....kittens that without the intervention of Animalkind, 
would have bred into an even higher number of homeless and feral cats.

 

Countless numbers of injured and sick cats and kittens have been saved and cared for through Animalkind
 and over 6,000 formerly homeless cats found loving homes.


Our work is crucial to stop the suffering and proliferation of unwanted felines.
We may not be able to change the world world, but together we can bring
compassion and a better life to those who share our part of the world. 

Important Information About Feline Overpopulation

        Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S.- and each day 70,000 puppies & kittens are born. As long as these rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. As a result, millions of healthy, loving cats, dogs, puppies and kittens face starvation    and early death as a form of animal control. Others are left to fend for themselves against the elements, automobiles and cruel humans.

What can YOU do to stop the suffering? – SPAY & NEUTER YOUR PETS!

Work with your local animal groups/contact organizations. Together we can make a difference!

**An unspayed female cat, her mate and all of their kittens and their kittens¹ kittens, if none are ever altered, add up to:

1 year: 16
2 years: 128
3 years: 512
6 years: 67,000 !

Animalkind provides low cost spay/neuter service for low income pet owners in Columbia and Greene County. $ 65.00 per cat includes rabies and distemper vaccination. We will provide a spay/neuter certificate to participating veterinarians in our area.

FREE spay/neuter service for feral cats: includes rabies and distemper vaccination as well as ear notch for identification. We provide traps and guidance in TNR efforts.

For more information about our services or to set up an appointment: 518-822-8643