The Columbia-Greene Humane Society (CGHS) stands as the largest shelter in the area, encompassing the care and adoption of animals in need not only in Hudson but throughout both Columbia and Greene counties. CGHS is a highly involved animal welfare organization with the ability to house up to 60 dogs and 100 cats. In operation since 1955, CGHS does much more than house and re-home animals in need. The organization has grown to cater to the needs of the community, offering low-cost veterinary care, an animal food bank, housing for strays, assistance with animal cruelty cases, public education on humane animal treatment, and many other resources. CGHS assists more than 4,000 animals every year and strictly adheres to a no-euthanasia policy for all adoptable animals.
Another incredible shelter catering to the dogs and cats of Hudson is AnimalKind. This nonprofit organization was founded in 2000, striving to protect animals from euthanasia, humanely reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs, and provide emergency services and resources for pet owners in need. AnimalKind rescues animals from neglect, cruelty, and abandonment and offers low-cost spay/neuter clinics, microchipping, and an animal food bank. All of their efforts are built around their mission to make the community a healthier and safer place to live.