Shelter of the Month: Mid Hudson Animal Aid


Jackson’s Shelter of the Month
this December is

Mid Hudson Animal Aid

in the Hudson Valley area of  New York “The Empire State”

And here is the “Adopt – Don’t You Dare Shop” T design
that will help Mid Hudson Animal Aid
this month, courtesy of ResQthreads!


Thanks also to Stretch & Scratch for donating a whole case of scratchers!
To Spirit Essences for donating a shelter sized bottle of
Stress Stopper holistic remedy.
And to Sunny Seat for donating window seats for cats!

Here’s more info about this month’s organizations.


Mid Hudson Animal Aid

A no-kill cat sanctuary dedicated to providing a safe haven for
abandoned and abused felines in the Hudson Valley and beyond.
Our resident animals are given humane and compassionate care
in a free-range environment while awaiting their forever homes.

Donation opportunities online
Mid Hudson Animal Aid’s Amazon Wish List

More words from the good folks at Mid Hudson Animal Aid themselves:

MHAA is committed to educating and informing the public about responsible pet ownership, placing animals in good adoptive homes, and encouraging spaying and neutering in our community to curb animal overpopulation and suffering.  MHAA is a pioneer of the no-kill shelter model, boasting a mostly cage-less, free roaming environment.  Separate FeLv and FIV apartments have been created for special needs animals and no cat is considered unadoptable.  As a non- profit organization, we subsist entirely on donations and fundraising efforts.  Fire recently ripped through our isolation ward taking the lives of eight of our precious cats.  We are currently rebuilding and tending to the needs of our 160 residents in foster homes.  The financial burden this has created is huge.

You can be a part of rebuilding, healing, and moving forward for MHAA here.

Take a look at some of their featured adoptables here

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$10 from every item purchased on the Res•Q•threads site
is donated to the animal rescue/shelter of the purchaser’s choice.
This month, #TeamCatMojo chooses Mid Hudson Animal Aid!

BONUS: Get FREE SHIPPING on your Shelter of the Month T-shirt order
when you use the code JACKSON

SE since 1995 STACKED w Stress Stopper

 Spirit Essences: Holistic Remedies for Animals

Every Shelter of the Month receives
a 32 oz. bottle of Stress Stopper.

Stress Stopper is formulated for all animals, not just cats.  It helps animals feel grounded and protected, which makes it great for the occasional, short-duration stresses that an animal faces: trips to the vet, thunder and lightning, fireworks, parties, vacuum cleaner, lawnmower, machinery, visitors and house guests, vacations (if the animal is boarded or has a pet-sitter), unusual noises (remodeling, construction, roadwork, etc.), arguments with other animals, repairpersons.  It is also good for animals who are left home alone all day, to prevent boredom and stress.

As you can see, Stress Stopper is an all-around remedy, which has made it one of the best-selling remedies in the Spirit Essences line.


Stretch & Scratch 

As a shelter volunteer, Joan Laisney saw scratch marks on cage walls and shelving by shelter cats’ attempts to perform natural behaviors: stretching their muscles, scratching to clean their nails and scent mark with paws.

After months of testing, Joan designed a scratcher for caged cats that is sturdy, easy to install and affordable in a tight economy.

Every Shelter of the Month receives a case of these awesome scratchers!  Thank you Stretch & Scratch!

  • attaches to most cage doors
  • mounts on the cage wall to save floor space
  • and keeps cage-cleaning easy
  • keeps cats exercised and entertained
  • encourages natural behavior
  • provides enrichment for quarantined cats
  • send scratcher home with kitty to ease stress
  • add Stretch and Scratch to your shelter’s “wish-list”
  • get scratchers donated by shelter supporters

Sunny Seat

Sunny Seat

The Sunny Seat installs in seconds to glass windows and doors and features industrial strength suction cups that hold up to an amazing 50 pounds!  They help give cats a getaway/hideaway above the floor traffic, which is especially useful in multi-cat or multi-animal households.

Our Shelter of the Month gets four of these great cat shelves!  Thank you Sunny Seat!


We regret that Jackson does not answer questions posted in the comments. This is due to his demanding schedule and the high volume of requests he receives. But most importantly, since he has not met your cat, it would be contrary to his approach for him to give specific personalized advice for your specific situation. That being said, general questions and issues are addressed throughout this blog, in his book CAT DADDY and of course, the show My Cat From Hell.

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4 Responses to Shelter of the Month: Mid Hudson Animal Aid

  1. Kate December 2, 2013 at 3:13 am #

    advice having 2 kittens get along?keep fightin n 1 of keeps peeing on me n bed!? 1 sick both from shelter. Dont want to return the sick 1..

  2. Kelly Smith December 16, 2013 at 5:22 am #

    Just donated to MHAA after seeing the aftermath of the fire. Thanks for supporting such a wonderful organization Jackson! Everyone please continue to donate so they can rebuild.

  3. Paula Riggs January 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

    Jackson I’m probably in the wrong spot to give kudos to you about your program, in which I watch always and saw you on you tube, on Google plus today..I just love you to death and enjoy getting as much knowledge from you..I plan to buy your book and read it..I just may get the talking one because I am ADD and probably won’t have to stop and start paragraphs over..I just wanted to drop by and see your family too and they are precious…I hope to see you soon

    Paula Riggs

  4. KC Blackwell April 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    I am new to your group, so you may have recognized them before, but I would like to suggest Pets Unlimited in SF. I adopted a special needs kitty I named Tashi because he had the wonderful luck to be taken there when he was feral and hit by a truck. Our vet, Kathy Gervais decided to save him and 2 days later I came in saying I was willing to adopt a special needs kitty and I was allowed to see Tashi while still in their ICU. We had him for 8 yrs and I miss him still. Then we adopted another special needs kitty from a workplace friend, a Maine Coon/Turkish Van with an enlarged heart. with Dr. Kathy’s help we had Tobie’s love and friendship for almost 19 years.We just recently had to say good-bye to him and it is very hard. I might have said no more because of the pain of this but… a friend of my K-9 officer son sent me the Dog’s Last Will and Testament. I hope you will print the last will and testament for others grieving and consider Pets Unlimited. Thanks for all your good advice, we never miss the show!

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