The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society


In a very challenging year, there were moments that shined.

The Town of Amherst has joined a growing list of municipalities in the banning of wild and exotic animals in traveling shows and circuses.

Learn more about transforming your holiday shopping into dollars for your favorite charity.

Learn how our friends, neighbors, and local businesses have found creative ways to stay connected, cultivate joy, and keep the holiday spirit alive in 2020.

Learn some tips about keeping your four-footed friends safe this holiday season.

When Samhain lost his vision, Mabon became  his brother's helper despite his own problems

Looking for a fun new way to help animals in need? Check out DIY Fundraising!

Do you speak cat? Learn what your feline friend is telling you by understanding their body language.

Read how Dakin handled orphaned kittens at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn about her volunteer work in faraway places.

Dakin is building a new program that benefits cats in our community and the people who care for them.

Learn how Dakin’s Curbside Vaccine Clinic was recently expanded to include treatment packages for a limited number of common pet health issues.

Learn how this handsome kitty was reunited with his faraway family.

Kitten Season is upon us!  And dedicated foster caregivers are offering invaluable care and love to kittens in need.

Natalie and her family have a long history of supporting animals at Dakin in many ways.  They've got great fundraising ideas to share.

Submit your pet's pic in our 2021 Pet Photo Contest!

Pam Predmore has been a Dakin supporter for years, first as a volunteer and now, with husband Read, as a Guardian donor.  Pam tells us why being a Guardian is so important to her.


Nobody's been happier about us becoming stay-at-home workers than our pets.  While they've loved the company, things are changing and many people are returning to the workplace.  Here's how to help your pet manage the transition.


It wasn't the typical request for help when a person who lives near our Springfield location came to the door and rang the emergency bell.

You can be a hero for animals when you order from our list!