The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society
Zoe Gives Back
From getting care to giving care, Zoe has come full circle.
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.
Kitten Season: It Ain't Over 'til it's Over!
Dakin's Kitten Street Team takes on yet another challenge
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.
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.
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.
An Important Message from Executive Director Carmine DiCenso
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Halloween Costume Ideas - For Pets!
Stumped on pet costume ideas? Try this spooktacular lineup of Halloween inspiration!
Katie's Journey Home
Staff favorite Katie spent all summer wishing for a home. Some wishes do come true.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
A Tiny Survivor
Yeich, an 18-month-old pit bull, was laboring and unable to deliver her pups. Desperate, her people rushed her to Dakin’s Community Spay/Neuter Clinic where she was hurried into surgery for emergency surgery.
Barks & Brews: Back Together
On Sunday, September 19, 2021, we're getting back together to throw our 6th annual dog party, Barks & Brews, at Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton!
Carmine DiCenso: Looking Back and Ahead
This month marks Carmine DiCenso's fifth year as Dakin Humane Society's Executive Director.