The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society


Sadie and her people were caught by surprise when it was time to pick her up from Dakin's Community Spay/Neuter Clinic.

Staying active and healthy in the face of a pandemic isn't easy. One volunteer turned to her cats for inspiration.

The Springfield City Council unanimously passed a proposed ban on the retail sale of domestic pets. The item will now move to the desk of Domenic Sarno, Springfield’s Mayor.

As the warm weather approaches, get to know common house plants and what types are safe around your pets.

Everyday shopping through AmazonSmile can have a big impact on the animals at Dakin Humane Society at no cost to you. Learn how you can help!

Keeping up with your pet's preventative healthcare as well as extra play and snuggle time has health benefits for pet parents, too.

Animals are less stressed, and people have better experiences.

In the face of a tragic loss, Ollie's family wants to help others in his name.

Despite the hardships and losses faced, so many of you showed love and compassion to animals who needed it.

April is Dakin's Pet Food Drive month.  Learn why this effort is so important and how you can contribute!

Dakin volunteer and foster caregiver Jackie Fanning discusses her experiences and best practices when it comes to teaching pediatric kittens how to eat solid foods.

Time was running out for this helpless kitty who was rushed to Dakin

Dakin has reopened its recruitment program for foster caregivers. We are seeking specific foster homes for animals with special medical and behavioral needs. Are you a match?

Join us in the kitchen for a quick and easy treat recipe that your canine companion will love!

Renters and landlords can work together to create a safe, pet-friendly community. Check out these tips!

Guardian support touches the lives of so many animals.  Learn more about it here.

Read about Zoe's amazing recovery from pyometra.

Benjamin was the last in a large colony to need TNR, but he was smart, clever, and elusive. It was time to get creative.

Learn about the weight of "no kill" terminology and what that means for animals and the shelters caring for them.

Dogs and cats with certain non-urgent medical issues can be seen quickly at our Clinic PLUS!