Special Shelter of the Month Extension: Mid Hudson Animal Aid


Jackson’s Shelter of the Month
this January will continue to be

Mid Hudson Animal Aid

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

They are recovering from a fire that completely destroyed their facility.  And we as #TeamCatMojo are putting in an extra effort to help them re-build!

Here’s the cute 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.

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

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30% 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!

  1. kathleen   January 6, 2014 at 10:53 am  

    hi Jackson I have a 13 yrs old chiuhahua and 7 month old female kitten oh dog is female as well. I plan on getting cat spay end of this Jan.2014 but I notice my cat is kinda stalking my dog in a not so nice way when they’re both on my bed . what could a started this behavior in the cat.

    1. M. Sanges   January 9, 2014 at 2:38 pm  

      Looks like someone can’t read, this is posted at the bottom of every blog entry:

      “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.”

  2. Ann   January 8, 2014 at 3:06 pm  


    We are fostering a kitten that has webbed paws? Is this indicative of anything, or just a mutation?


  3. linda   January 13, 2014 at 7:40 am  

    adopted a kitten she is so afrird of us try to pet her and play but still isn t coming around what can we do?

    1. Ann R.   January 15, 2014 at 9:43 am  

      Give her time and she will come around. We’ve fostered many kittens, some of them even feral, and they have all come around in their own time.
      Playing with them is a great way to get them out of their shell. Try a feather wand and see if you can get them interested in it. First just watching it and then eventually they will probably follow it and then before you know it, they are playing.
      Don’t force her into anything, just give her time and she’ll come around. She’s naturally curious and will want attention from you.

      1. Linda   January 24, 2014 at 12:43 pm  

        It works now she is playing so much not afaird anymore Ty

        1. Ann   January 27, 2014 at 9:22 am  

          That’s great. She’s trusting you now and sounds like she’ll be just fine!!

  4. Aimee Duffina   February 6, 2014 at 10:13 pm  

    Hello i want to know i got a female kitten she is6 months old she w as on my bathroom door and mirror like a Dog i never seen her like thar but she dont do it anymore i did is i vot her own cat littler box right near the door now

  5. Aimee Duffina   February 6, 2014 at 10:24 pm  

    I got 2 kittens they are sisters they don’t like eathother anympre the one she is up my butt and my hubby butt too she loves us alot we treat them like are babies i can’t have any but they love me to much i hope next month or april they are getting fix they can live longer too they are 6 months old i got video of one them u go to babygrl1220666@gmail.com u will see it

  6. Sherri Bryant   February 23, 2014 at 6:08 pm  

    My 3 cats Lander, Freedom, and Punkens loves your pictures that you and the other people posts. I have posted all three of their pictures on Facebook so people could see them. It would really mean a lot to them if you said hi to them. I really want to thank you for sharing the I Love You. One day I was walking home and saw these 2 cats that was half starved. The only thing I had on me was cat treats. They were both scared and the one hid. But kept peeking out. I did the I Love You blink and left them some of the treats. When I had past them they came out and and ate the treats. I went back to give them some food but they were gone.


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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