The building that houses the Animalkind cat rescue shelter in Hudson suffered a fire early Wednesday morning, forcing the evacuation of nearly 150 cats. The fire was quickly contained, but not before triggering the sprinkler system, which caused extensive water damage throughout the building at 721 Warren St.
“Lucky for us, there is an empty building three doors down from us on Warren Street that we were able to put a number of cats in… still working on getting foster families for more cats,” Animalkind posted on its Facebook page this morning. “There are people at Animalkind all day until 4pm, if you would like to stop in and help or drop off any donations!” Cat adoptions are free.
For those wishing to lend a hand, Katrin Hecker of Animalkind welcomes volunteers to come to and help out today, Friday and Saturday between 10am-4pm.
“We have a lot of clean-up to do, and we have to move everything and take care of whatever we have left,” Hecker said.
The organization is also hoping for an influx of donations in its time of need – wet cat food, cat beds and, of course, money. “It’s very much needed,” Hecker said. “We need to buy all new equipment.” Info on making donations here.
PetSmart Charities and Animalkind are also partnering to host a local National Adoption Weekend event from Friday-Sunday at the PetSmart store at 450 Fairview Avenue in Hudson.