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What We Do Every Day


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

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Loving cat with severely damaged ears abandoned - 15 Oct 08

We were contacted by the neighbors of an elderly woman who had passed away, leaving her long-time companion cat in the care of her daughter. The daughter had simply thrown Pearl out of the house, requiring Pearl to fend for herself. Pearl had huge wounds on her ears and was very thin and infested with fleas. When she came to us, she was bleeding and in pain. Her ears were all sores and scabs, and we could see bleeding wounds.

In spite of her negligent treatment and injuries, Pearl is the *most* LOVING kitty - she can't stop purring and loves to be held and petted. Animalkind got her to a local vet who cleaned the wounds and began anti-biotic treatments.

That weekend, Animalkind was holding an "adopt-a-thon", and it so happened that a vet from NYC was in the area and came to visit the event. He saw Pearl and he immediately offered to operate on her.... pro bono!


Pearl - Before Operation


UPDATE 21 Oct 08

True to his word, the NYC vet operated on Pearl, removing dead and diseased tissue from what was left of Pearl's ears.


Pearl - After Operation

Once a healing period has passed and with lots of love and attention, this sweetheart will be ready for a real home.


Pearl - Appetite Returning

She's not "pretty" at the moment, but after healing, her little head will be free of pain and she will be ready for her very special human.


UPDATE 26 Nov 08

This sweet cat has found her new and permanent home and will be valued and loved for the rest of her days.

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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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