While I don't know any rescue groups in Albany, I used to live about 30 mins. north of Albany, in the Saratoga Springs area, and these shelters are all no-kill. I adopted my first cat from Estherville, visited Adirondack Save-A-Stray when looking for my two current kitties, and the people that I met from CDHA were so sweet. They brought their cats to PetSmart some Saturdays (when the local SPCA didn't take up all the space).
Estherville Animal Shelter, Greenfield 518 893-7451
Adirondack Save-a-stray, Corinth 518 654-6220
Capital District Humane Association, Mechanicville 518 664-1237
While I was looking up their phone numbers, I came across these shelters, though it doesn't look like the first would take more kitties:
Purrfect Companions, Albany 518 463-8709
Animal Protective Foundation, Scotia 518 374-3944
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, Albany 518 434-8128
The only other thing I can think of is that your friend might call the local PetSmart and/or Petco and ask if they know other shelters; they may work with some smaller shelters that don't get publicity and aren't well-known.
Good luck to your friend!
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