The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society

 

Celebrating Dakin's Volunteers!

Last month we honored our dedicated volunteers with a night of warm words, laughter, games, and more. A splendid time was had by all!

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Preparing Your Pet for the Vet

The stress related to vet visits can hold people back from seeking annual, routine care vital to helping your pet stay healthy and live a long life.

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Moms Fixed Free: Lilo's Story

A cream-colored Shih Tzu was in the middle of delivering a litter of puppies when crisis struck.

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Springtime and Vaccinations

Is your pet up-to-date on their vaccinations?

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In Appreciation: Dakin's Volunteers

We’re grateful for the nearly 500 volunteers who put their heart into their work at Dakin.

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Dakin Deploys Clicker Training Initiative for Fearful Cats

A large group of cats from a hoarding situation found success working with trainers.

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Love is Blind: Rae's Story

A small calico's fight against the odds opened the door to a friendship she'd been looking for all along.

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Three Little Pigs

Guinea pig Laylla adds some Snap, Crackle & Pop to a foster’s home.

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Socializing Your Puppy: It Matters!

Tips to socialize your puppy - why it matters.

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St. Patrick’s Day: Animal Companions in Celtic Folklore

More than just companion animals, dogs and cats are woven into the fabric of Celtic folklore.

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Dakin Hosts Jackson Galaxy for 2-Day Workshop

Jackson Galaxy left Dakin catfied after a 2-Day workshop in Springfield

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Spay/Neuter: More Important Than Ever

Dakin’s Community Spay/Neuter Clinic provides high-quality, accessible services to keep families together, reduce pet overpopulation, and prevent unwanted litters.

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Giggles: A Kitten Street Team Success Story

Giggles was barely a month old when he was rescued by the Kitten Street Team. Read about his incredible transformation.

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BE MINE: Loving Homes for Animals in Need

At Dakin, we have the privilege of witnessing new beginnings every time a shelter animal meets their new family, but the story doesn’t end there.

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Friends & Neighbors: Dakin Assists in Emergency Parvo Treatment

Just as the Dakin team was packing up after a busy day, they got a call with urgent news.

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Barkley Comes Home!

Beloved pet Barkley was missing for 43 days, but his family - and his original rescuer - never gave up hope.

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Breaking the Barriers of Language

Why being bilingual is essential to serving our community.

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Angel's Dramatic Delivery

Angel had been in labor two days without giving birth. Dakin’s medical team worked quickly to save her and her litter.

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Kids Lead the Way in Easthampton Fundraiser

Sometimes it really does take a village. Easthampton kids engage their community in raising funds for Dakin.

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