The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society

 

The Top 12 Dakin Moments of 2022

Every year, we look back at the moments of compassion, innovation, and care for animals and people made possible by you.

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Home for the Holidays: Timmy's Foster Journey

After 10 years in a loving home, Timmy found himself back at Dakin with a new set of challenges ahead of him.

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Tank: Home for the Holidays

Tank waited and waited for his future family…then it turned out he was home all along.

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Marvelous, Mysterious Chinchillas

Chinchillas run fast, jump high, steal hearts and could be your next favorite pet!

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Delicious Pet Treat Recipes

Why just bake for humans this holiday season?  Check out our recipes for unforgettable goodies for guinea pigs, cats and dogs!

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What a Pet Sitter Needs

If you’ve booked a pet sitter this holiday season, check out our recommendations to ensure your pet’s health and happiness.

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One Last Halloween Treat: Dakin x Mike's Maze

Dakin recently joined Mike’s Maze at Sunderland’s Warner Farm for their annual Dog Walker’s Weekend.

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Dakin Opens Doors for Dogs in Multi-State Transport Operation

Dakin was recently involved in a large mobilization of animal welfare organizations to help transport more than 60 dogs and puppies from the midwest to Connecticut.

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DIY: Winter Shelters for Feral Cats

Dakin's Kitten Street Team is helping keep feral cats safe and warm this winter. Now, you can too.

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Dakin Partners with BISSELL Pet Foundation to Help Florida Cats

Dakin welcomed more than a dozen cats and kittens flown to safety after Hurricane Ian struck.

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Dakin Combats Parvovirus in Springfield

When an outbreak of parvovirus struck Springfield recently, Dakin vaccinated over 400 dogs.

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Dakin Welcomes Executive Director Meg Talbert

A special message from Dakin Humane Society's Board President.

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Two Dogs Reunite With Families After Surviving Parvovirus

Daisy and Smokey are two of many dogs affected by a recent outbreak of Parvovirus in Springfield.

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The Wild Ones: Caring for Feral Cats with Kittens in Foster Homes

When Dakin needed help providing safe spaces for pregnant and nursing feral cats, you were there.

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Joanie's Capture: Breaking the Cycle

Cats can be elusive, and then, there’s Joanie.  Read about the mama cat who outran the Kitten Street Team once…but not twice.

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I Donated a Vehicle to Dakin Humane Society

More than 700,000 vehicles are donated to nonprofit organizations across the US every year. In 2020, a Dakin staff member found an opportunity to make a very special gift.

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Barks & Brews Returns to Easthampton for 7th Year

Referred to as “The dog party of the year”, Barks & Brews is set to return to Easthampton’s Fort Hill Brewery on September 18th.

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How Dakin Assisted Beagle Rescue

Dakin was happy to help the Humane Society of the United States by accepting beagles from a Virginia transport. Even when the original number of them doubled!

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Baby Billy's Long Road Home

In veterinary medicine, patients can’t tell us where or why they’re hurting. For Baby Billy, this brought a unique challenge to Dakin’s veterinary team.

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Blue-Green Algae: A Toxic Threat to Pets & Wildlife

New England is a destination for summer fun in the sun, from famous beaches to picturesque hiking trails. This season’s warm temps are playing host to a lesser-known danger that’s toxic to animals and humans.

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