Dakin Day is August 1

Dakin Day takes place annually on August 1 and commemorates Dakin’s history and more than 50 years of helping keep pets and people where they belong - together.

In 2019, the office of Mayor Domenic J. Sarno delivered a proclamation at Dakin’s Springfield Animal Resource Center to declare it Dakin Day in Springfield. The proclamation lauded Dakin for our work in promoting the bonds between pets and their people, noting, “The impact of their work can be felt in the City of Springfield, throughout the Pioneer Valley, and beyond.”

Every year, we celebrate Dakin day by giving back to the community that allows us to do so much for pets and people.

As long as companion animals are dependent on humans, animal welfare will always be closely intertwined with the health of our community. Dakin Day is an opportunity to pause, remember, celebrate, and demonstrate how we can treat all beings with the care and respect they deserve.

Your support allows Dakin to realize our vision of a world where services that support the human-animal bond are accessible to all and companion animals are no longer vulnerable. Join us this year on Dakin Day, August 1st, to celebrate a cause we hold close to our hearts. You make the difference in creating a better world for animals and the people who love them.

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