The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society
Helping Animals: This Family's Tradition
Natalie and her family have a long history of supporting animals at Dakin in many ways. They've got great fundraising ideas to share.
Why Being a Guardian Donor Matters
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.
Preparing Our Pets for Our Return to Work
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.
Rescuing a Non-Feathered Friend
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.
Dakin's Amazon Wish List
You can be a hero for animals when you order from our list!
Social Distancing: It's Not Just for Humans Anymore
The CDC is offering tips to help keep pets safe in these days of COVID-19.
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Kitten Supply Kits Helping Orphaned Kittens
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.
Bad Photoshops for a Good Cause
Dakin's recent online photoshop fundraiser was a howling success. Check out some cool critters!
What's Your Pet Plan?
If you become ill, who can take over for you?
The Weight of No-Kill Terminology
Different definitions of No-Kill Shelters end up confusing and dividing people.
When Partnerships Bring Animals Home
Find out why pet transports happen.
The winner of Dakin's Diamond Award is always on the go!
Dakin Moments of 2019
Each day at Dakin brings memorable moments for everyone...here are some that stand out.
A Legacy of Love
Robert Eickhoff touched - and saved - lives.
Dakin's Spay/Neuter Clinic Adds Second Surgical Team
We've got two teams - and way less waiting time!
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Purina Provides a Feast
Our felines are enjoying a generous donation of Fancy Feast Appetizers. Check out the video!
Dakin Receives MAC Grant
Dakin awarded grant to support spay/neuter efforts
Dakin is CRIJO-fied!
We just got some amazing CRIJO equipment that's cool for cats!
Volunteer Profile: Amanda Decker
Read how a $5 Feline changed her life.