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 MohawkHumane.org.