Adopting from MHHS

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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.


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.