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P. O. Box 902, Hudson, New York 12534

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Horrific Homicide leaves Pets Homeless

Catskill, July 2008

Animalkind received a call from the Sheriff's Department advising that a decomposed body had been found in a shallow grave in a rural neighborhood in Animalkind's area. The property occupant had been missing for weeks, and later tests indicated the body was hers.

A close friend of the deceased told police that the deceased was totally devoted to a large number of pets she cared for on her property. Animalkind was directed to the scene by the Sheriff's Department to retrieve the traumatized pets who had received no attention for at least two-three weeks and likely longer.

Upon arrival at the property, Animalkind found two dogs, a ferret and five cats.



A beautiful Golden Retriever who appears to be about eight months old was found locked in his kennel.



All eight animals were taken in by Animalkind and where necessary, given immediate vet attention. There were, however, more cats outside the trailer on the property and over the course of several days, a total of 14 cats and kittens were recovered and taken into Animalkind's safety and care.


All animals required at least some medical attention (spay/neuter/testing) and lots of TLC after the experience they had to endure. All animals are especially affectionate and loving -- a sign that the former guardian truly loved them.




And all need loving homes.

Animalkind's efforts in saving these animals, as well as the Organization's having to deal with a greater-than-usual influx of animals due to families losing their homes in foreclosures, are being reported in local TV, radio and newspaper articles.

UPDATE 1 Sep 2008

Connie was rescued along with her cat and dog brothers and sisters at the July Catskill homicide sight. After a time in foster care Connie has been adopted by a wonderful new family who responded to her need from a long distance away and are now providing her with the home she so much deserves. Within seconds of meeting her new family Connie had won their hearts.

UPDATE 11 Oct 2008

Two more kitties from this site, Minou and Michaela, find their adopter and are now off to a great new beginning.

UPDATE 23 Nov 2008

Mousy and Baby found their forever home!

UPDATE 5 Jan 2009

It's a dog's life

Connor: Left traumatized after his guardian was murdered, Connor finally found his most loving and caring home! A senior dog with heartworm and lyme disease, he was depressed and sad when we took him from the home he lost.

Connor needed a loving home where people gave him what he needed most: LOVE. He found it!! This little sweet heart blossomed into a real love bug and loves his new home and all it's friends.

Thanks to a caring and loving people who took him into their hearts and home - Connor enjoys "a dog's life"


UPDATE on Connie, the Golden lab - 31 Jan 2009

Hi Denise,

Connie (Luna) is doing great. She is having a ball in the snow, she just loves it. Very funny the 1st time it snowed. I will take some recent pictures of her to send to you. Didn't (Chad, was that his name who came with you) have the beagle? I will send you pic when I take them. She is getting big and her hair is growing in, she is just beautiful.

Send them soon



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Animalkind Inc.is a not-for-profit welfare, protection, rescue, rights organization dedicated to the  compassionate care and humane population control of abandoned, feral and stray cats in Hudson, New York (Columbia County) and the surrounding area.  We promote non-lethal  prevention of an unwanted litter or litters of kittens through trap, spay, neuter, release (return), (tnr, TNR).  An altered cat or kitten is released into a managed colony. Felines living in such colonies are assured kind daily care.  Adoption to  homes providing love and care for cats and kittens is encouraged.   We also provide low or no cost spaying and neutering assistance to low income pet owners and help increase public awareness and education through the media, special events, and publications to promote compassion, respect, and kindness towards all animals. 

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