The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society

 

Kitten Season: What We're Facing

Each year, we prepare for a sharp increase in the number of animals entering the shelter during summer, but what we're facing this season is different.

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Dakin Celebrates Volunteer Milestones

On July 22, Dakin hosted a special appreciation event for our incredible volunteers and foster caregivers.

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Charlotte Cathro's Dakin Dedication

Former Board of Directors President Charlotte Cathro shares her Dakin experiences.

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Guiding the Way Through Loss

Dakin’s Pet Loss Healing & Support Group offers those grieving the loss of a pet the healing that comes from sharing the journey.

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Operation Scaredy Cat

Saving lives through foster care

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Dakin Kicks Off Pride Month

Messages from Dakin staff members

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Your Gift's Impact: Doubled

The Mastroianni Foundation has generously offered to match all donations up to $10,000 that support spay/neuter efforts.

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Saving Princess

When Princess was brought to Dakin, every minute mattered to save her life. Fortunately, she was in excellent hands.

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Fostering Rodney: Healing at Home

When Rodney needed a complicated surgery and the safety of a foster home, Dr. Elizabeth Helton was there.

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Volunteers Share: My Most Memorable Dakin Animal

So many of our volunteers have met extraordinary pets along their way...pets that inspired them, affected them, and, in some cases, loved them. Here are some of their stories.

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Kitten Street Team Helps 1,000th Cat

Barely three years in operation, the Kitten Street Team is making a huge difference in helping feral cats lead better lives.

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Plainfield Chihuahuas Find Bright Futures

Dakin recently took in a record-breaking number of dogs from one site. Find out what was involved in this incredible effort.

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Easter Lilies Pose Toxic Threat to Pets

Giving your animal companions access to certain plants can quickly become life-threatening.

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World Veterinary Day: Meet Dakin's Veterinarians

Dakin is proud to be the home of four full-time veterinarians who bring a diverse set of skills and experiences to our community. In celebration of World Veterinary Day on April 29, we’d like to introduce you to the team!

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Helping Animals- and People - in a Hoarding Crisis

When organizations like Dakin respond to an animal hoarding case, it’s always as important to offer assistance to the person in crisis as well as the animals involved.

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The Extraordinary Journey of Mr. Crinkles

It was an average day when Dakin’s Kitten Street Team got a call about a pregnant cat spotted outdoors. There was nothing out of the ordinary about this call until the team arrived at the site.

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A Sweet Deal for Lollipop

Lollipop’s time of transition was significantly less stressful and a lot more fun thanks to her foster caregiver.

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Faking Feral: Big Ed's Story

In the throes of a frigid New England winter, the Kitten Street Team trapped a large tabby who made a big impression on the volunteers and staff at Dakin.

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Truth in Advertising: Shady Sadie

Sadie, with a strikingly beautiful appearance, is bound to catch the eye of many potential adopters. But, finding the right match for her personality and quirks is important to her successful transition with an adoptive family.

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