The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society


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!

The CDC is offering tips to help keep pets safe in these days of COVID-19.


These kits are for the Good Samaritans who find orphaned, underage kittens and want to rehome them to keep them out of the shelter.

A family's beloved dog was struggling to survive.  Dakin's skilled medical staff rushed to the Operating Room.

Dakin's recent online photoshop fundraiser was a howling success.  Check out some cool critters!

If you become ill, who can take over for you?

Different definitions of No-Kill Shelters end up confusing and dividing people.

The winner of Dakin's Diamond Award is always on the go!

Each day at Dakin brings memorable moments for are some that stand out.

Robert Eickhoff touched - and saved - lives.

Our felines are enjoying a generous donation of Fancy Feast Appetizers.  Check out the video!

Dakin awarded grant to support spay/neuter efforts