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As End of Eviction Moratorium Looms, Humane Society Adds Services to Keep People and Pets Together



Menands – With the state’s eviction moratorium set to expire on January 15, 2022, many in our community and their pets may soon have no place to live. In an ongoing effort to help keep families and their animal companions together, Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS) has developed new ways to support people in financial crisis, specifically due to the end of the eviction moratorium.

The number of newly homeless pets could be massive. The National Equity Atlas (Rent Debt Dashboard | National Equity Atlas) identifies the number of households behind on rent. Using the Pet Eviction Calculator developed by the Human Animal Support Project, the number of pets potentially at risk in our communities can be calculated. Numbers are based on an estimated 1.4 pets per household.

Albany County Rensselaer County Schenectady County
Estimated #HH behind on rent 7,123 3,028 2,435
Estimated #pets affected 10,185 4,330 3,482

A new page on the Society’s website https://mohawkhumane.org/lovedforlife/ lists programs and services, including:

Support Packages
MHHS will provide free supplies to help pets successfully transition into new homes or to safely stay in temporary housing such as a hotel or motel. This includes appropriate-sized crates, collars, leashes, litter boxes, litter and interactive toys for as long as supplies last.

Pet Food Pantry
Since COVID began, MHHS has greatly expanded the reach of its Furry Friends Pet Food Pantry, sponsored by Goldstein Auto Group. There are no income qualifications to use this program. Pet owners may visit the shelter or one of the community partners listed.

Low-Cost Vaccines and Spay/Neuter Surgery
Many pet-friendly apartments require proof of rabies vaccination and spay/neuter surgery. MHHS offers low-cost rabies vaccination and microchipping for all members of the pubic and, for those who income qualify, additional core vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery at a reduced cost.

Other services include:
• A Behavior Helpline staffed by members of the Behavior and Enrichment team
• Links to veterinary medical advice for common concerns
• Guidance for re-homing pets without having them enter the shelter
• Tips and strategies for a successful move with a pet

MHHS has been reaching out to numerous human and community service agencies to spread the word and encourages those looking for further information to call 518-434-8128, ext. 218 or email [email protected].

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