The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society

 

Elf on a shelf sitting on bags of cat food

Who is Tinkle the Wish List Elf?

It all started on a snowy December night in 2019 when we found a trail of glitter in our front lobby. We had no idea where it came from, but the next morning, it all became clear.

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Pet-Friendly Housing and Assistance Animals

What are your rights as a renter with a service or emotional support animal?

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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Make the holidays joyous - and SAFE - this season!

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Zoe Gives Back

From getting care to giving care, Zoe has come full circle.

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Grey cat recovering from eye surgery

Shadow Brings Light to Loving Family

Maybe she won’t see you 100% with her eyes, but she will see you 110% with her heart.

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Kitten Season: It Ain't Over 'til it's Over!

Dakin's Kitten Street Team takes on yet another challenge

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Dakin Responds to Local Animal Hoarding Situation

Dakin recently made a commitment to be there for a large group of cats who are in dire need of help from compassionate supporters like you.

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Creating Joy at Home: Activities for pets & people

Give back to your animal friends by providing them with enriching activities that strengthen your bond.

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Dakin Alum Named Barn Cat of the Year

Sophie-Jane is a six-year-old cat with a lush gray coat, bewitching yellow eyes, and a job to do.  Every day.

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Cookie's Tale: From Loss to Joy

Cookie is a white and black-spotted Lionhead rabbit who endured a series of tough setbacks to end up in a very sweet spot.

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Animal Superstitions - Fact or Fiction?

From fireside folklore to bedtime stories, tall tales about animals have been shared for centuries. Like every good urban legend, some details may change with each retelling.

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Halloween Costume Ideas - For Pets!

Stumped on pet costume ideas? Try this spooktacular lineup of Halloween inspiration!

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Katie's Journey Home

Staff favorite Katie spent all summer wishing for a home.  Some wishes do come true.

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The Wait for Veterinary Care - A Must-Read

Here’s what you need to know if you need to take your pet to the vet.

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Norma Couture: Guardian for Animals

Norma lives in Florida, but being part of the Guardian Society makes her feel more connected to Dakin than ever before.

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Dakin Team Deployed to NOLA in Wake of Hurricane Ida

Dakin's team spent a week working alongside animal welfare professionals whose everyday reality is completely different from shelters in the northeast.

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Life Happens — The Reality of Animal Surrender

When Vanessa experienced a financial hardship that forced her to move, she was immediately struck with a second painful realization.

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Local Kids Get Big Surprise During Donation Delivery

When Damian and Oren delivered donations to Dakin's Springfield Animal Resource Center, they had no idea what was about to happen next.

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The Fulfillment of Fostering

“Fostering isn’t always just snuggling and playing with adorable pets all day. In some cases, it’s also providing daily care, medications, driving to and from Dakin vet appointments, monitoring their food intake, weight, activity, and more.”

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