Adopting from MHHS

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Mohawk Humane Society


Attorney PJ Blanchfield has more than two decades of experience as an assistant district attorney and assistant public defender with Albany County courts in Albany, New York. PJ Blanchfield supports a number of local organizations, including the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS) in Menands, New York.

An animal refuge that seeks to help and home as many animals as possible, MHHS accepts stray cats and dogs, abandoned pets, and animals turned into the shelter having that have been found sick or injured and without proper identification.

The Menands adoption center constitutes one of the shelter’s most important services. By visiting, individuals can review pictures and information on the many domestic animals, including cats, dogs, and rabbits, available for adoption. Online adoption profiles describe basic facts about animals, such as age and weight, while also providing potential adoptive parties with details about temperament and ownership history. Individuals can also expand their search to include animals from nearby MHHS affiliates.

The MHHS website is a highly effective, convenient resource when it comes to identifying and adopting animals in need. However, potential pet owners should discuss the idea with family members and shelter representatives to ensure that the individual is fully prepared for the time and commitment needed to look after a pet.


The Programs at the Mohawk Humane Society

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Mohawk Humane Society


P.J. Blanchfield, an Albany attorney with more than two decades of experience, supports several notable organizations, including St. Jude’s Research Hospital, the Alzheimer’s Association, and Mohawk Humane Society. As an advocate for the adoption of animals, P.J. Blanchfield has added a rescue dog to his own family. In addition to offering animals for adoption, the Mohawk Humane Society offers several community programs.

Dog training classes at Mohawk Humane Society are a popular option for dog owners. The reward based sessions are based on positive reinforcement and run for six weeks at a cost of $125.

Spaying and neutering of pets, key services offered by Mohawk Humane Society, provide a long-term solution for the problem of over population. Every adopted pet undergoes surgery prior to leaving the facility, and pet owners in the community can bring their pets to the facility for these procedures, as well. Those who need financial assistance can get their pets spayed or neutered at a subsidized cost.

Mohawk Humane Society also offers vaccinations, leukemia testing, microchipping, and educational programs on subjects like disaster preparedness. By offering programs, conducting on-site tours at the facility, and educating the community, the organization furthers its mission to advocate for lost, abused, and unwanted animals.

St. Jude Receives $4.4 Million Grant to Develop Sickle Cell App

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Sickle Cell App

With more than two decades of experience in the legal profession, attorney PJ Blanchfield handles general litigation cases at his private practice in Albany, New York. Away from his career, PJ Blanchfield supports numerous charitable organization, such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

St. Jude Children’s Hospital recently announced that it has been awarded a six-year, $4.4 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to develop a smartphone app that researchers and collaborators will use to help improve medication use among patients with sickle cell disease.

The program will be a collaborative partnership between St. Jude, Methodist University Hospital, Vanderbilt University, Baptist Memorial Hospital, and the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee. These organization will work together to develop, implement, and deploy the app to patients. The key outcome of the app is to help manage hydroxyurea treatments for patients with sickle cell.

In addition, the grant money will help fund research to determine the most significant barriers to care, as well as any other factors that inhibit the proper use of hydroxyurea among patients.

Popular Golf Destinations on the East Coast

PJ Blanchfield, an Albany, New York, assistant district attorney, is an avid golfer. Having first gotten into the sport at a young age through his experience as a caddy, he has been playing golf for over 30 years. When he can, PJ Blanchfield enjoys traveling to golfing destinations on the East Coast and frequently visits South Carolina and Florida to play.

Located in Rockport, Maine, Samoset Resort is one of the East Coast’s most breathtaking seaside golf courses. The course takes players along the side of Penobscot Bay and around to the Atlantic Ocean and the state’s historic lighthouse on Rockland Breakwater. The unique design of the course is equally entrancing for players, making it stand out from several other courses.

Going south from Maine, golfers will find the Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Nestled next to the campus of Williams College in Williamstown, the course offers great shot-making challenges and was ranked number 41 on the Top 100 Courses You Can Play by Golf magazine.

Just an hour away from Manhattan is the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, New Jersey. Complete with three hotels and seven courses, the site offers several different packages for visiting golfers. However, the most upscale package is Ballyowen, which was designed by architect Roger Rulewich as a tribute to Old World golf.

Another famed resort is the Kiawah Island Golf Resort near Charleston, South Carolina. Voted the top resort in America, Kiawah Island Golf Resort has hosted such major tournaments as the World Cup, the PGA Championship, and the Ryder Cup.

The 2014 Arizona Cardinals Season

An Albany, New York, resident, PJ Blanchfield formerly served as an assistant district attorney for Albany County and currently maintains a private law practice in the area. To relax, PJ Blanchfield enjoys watching the Arizona Cardinals, his favorite NFL team.

After wrapping up its final preseason game on August 28, 2014, the Arizona Cardinals will kick off its 2014 NFL regular season on September 8. The team’s first game will see it hosting the San Diego Chargers at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The game is scheduled to be televised as the second of two back-to-back matchups as part of the first Monday Night Football broadcast of the season.

Notable games throughout year include those against the division rival San Francisco 49ers on September 21 and the defending AFC champion Denver Broncos on October 5, as well as potentially key late-season matchups like a December 11 Thursday Night Football-televised clash with the St. Louis Rams and a December 21 contest to be broadcast on Sunday Night Football with the reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

How to Play Wide Receiver

PJ Blanchfield is an attorney based in Albany, New York, where he serves as the county’s assistant public defender. PJ Blanchfield played wide receiver for the Hamilton College football team and is a member of the Christian Brothers Academy athletic hall of fame.

In American football, the wide receiver is an offensive position that lines up, in general, on the far edges of the offensive formation. Typical formations call for two receivers on either side of the formation, for a total of four, but any combination of receivers on either side is acceptable, including two receivers on one side and zero on the other.

Wide receivers have one of three responsibilities to carry out on any given play. Their primary offensive role calls for them to run a passing route, catch a pass from the quarterback, and pick up as much yardage as possible. Receivers can also be used as decoys, however, which requires them to run hard down the field and draw coverage away from the quarterback’s true target. Finally, during certain running plays, receivers who are not running a decoy route may be needed to set blocks for a running play. The position can be played by individuals of varying body types, though a certain degree of height is essential at the professional level in order to have an advantage over defenders.

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society Provides a Safe Haven for Pets in Danger

With more than two decades of experience in the legal profession, attorney PJ Blanchfield currently handles general litigation cases at his private practice in Albany, New York. Also a lifelong animal enthusiast, PJ Blanchfield supports several organizations that assist animals, including the ASPCA and the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.

Established in 1887, the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS) is the largest and most active animal welfare organization in the capital region of New York State. The group helps a wide variety of homeless and abused animals, including cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, birds, snakes, horses, and livestock. Funded entirely through donations, MHHS operates a shelter and adoption program and offers spaying and neutering services, as well as numerous educational and advocacy initiatives.

Recently, MHHS teamed up with two social service agencies, Unity House and Equinox, to start the Safe Haven program, which assists victims of domestic violence and their pets. Often, individuals living in abusive environments are reluctant to leave without their pets. Through the Safe Haven program, MHHS provides secure housing for pets while victims of domestic violence seek shelter and assistance. The program also aims to educate the public about the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. In recognition of Safe Haven’s success, MHHS received the Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council’s 2012 Nonprofit Organization Award. For more information about Mohawk Hudson Humane Society’s programs and services, visit