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.
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.