The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society


In Praise of Senior Pets

November was Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and despite the fact that December is upon us, that message rings true 12 months a year.

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Building a More Humane Community

Read about Dakin's efforts to help pets airlifted from hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico.

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Willie's Dedication to Community Cats

Willie Ortiz of East Hartford has been a soldier, a mechanic, a bus driver and a welder. At the age of 75 he faces his most challenging, yet rewarding work yet…saving cats.

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How You Have Helped Pets Affected By Hurricanes

Your support of Dakin makes great things happen. Animals being transported here from hurricane-ravaged southern states are getting a fresh start, thanks to you.

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A Whole New Ballgame in Small Animal Surgery

Earlier this year, Dakin's medical team broke new ground to benefit shelter animals.

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Thinking INSIDE the box!

What happens when a cat who normally practices good litterbox habits suddenly begins house soiling? We can help uncover the answer.

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Transport Dog Gets Special Photoshoot

When Peggy came to Dakin expecting puppies, our staff and volunteers had an idea.

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Dakin Mobilizes for Intake of 59 Guinea Pigs

Dakin is here for animals in need of a second chance. Even when there are 59 of them.

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Saving Those Left Behind

When Joe Smith, owner of Joe’s Junk Removal and More, responded to a recent call to clear out the home of an elderly woman who had passed away, he was in for a big surprise when he arrived at the house.

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Merlyn's Journey: A Return to Love

When Merlyn, a 2-year-old brown and white pitbull arrived at Dakin, his future looked bleak.

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Steve Lewis Subaru Supports Dakin

A recent Subaru Loves Pets event raised $1,113 for Dakin animals.

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