About Dakin Humane Society

Dakin Humane Society is a community supported animal welfare organization that provides shelter, medical care, spay/neuter services, and behavioral rehabilitation for more than 20,000 animals each year. Since its inception in 1969, Dakin has become one of the most recognized nonprofit organizations in the Pioneer Valley and a national leader in animal welfare.

Our Mission

It is the mission of Dakin Humane Society to provide shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need.

How We are Funded

We do not receive any government funding nor are we funded or operated by any national humane organization. We rely solely on contributions from individuals who care about animals to bring our services to the community. We also depend on the dedication of more than 1,000 volunteers who work alongside our staff to help us care for animals, deliver our programs, and govern our organization.

You Can Help

Creating a community where no homeless animal dies for lack of a home isn’t just the work of the humane society; it’s the work of every animal lover. 

Together we create a community that keeps every homeless animal safe. Please, join us. 

Dakin Humane Society, Springfield