Clear the Shelters!
by Lee Chambers
DAKIN HUMANE SOCIETY TEAMS UP WITH WWLP-22 NEWS TO HOST PET ADOPTION DRIVE CLEAR THE SHELTERS ON AUGUST 19
Dakin Humane Society announced today that it will join with WWLP-22 News to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters third annual nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19. On this day, Dakin will offer 50% off the adoption fees for small animals and select adult cats as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative that helps families find and adopt pets found in shelters across America.
Small animals at Dakin include rabbits, birds, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas, mice, rats and birds, based on availability. A full, up-to-the-minute listing of adoptable animals is available here. Dakin’s Springfield Adoption & Education Center will be open 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. that day, while its Leverett Adoption Center will be open 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
“Clear the Shelters is a terrific program that raises awareness about the importance of pet adoption,” according to Dakin’s Executive Director Carmine DiCenso. “It also helps with the overcrowding issues that adoption centers typically experience in the summer months because of spring and summer litters being born.”
The program was expanded nationally in 2015, when more than 25,000 pets were adopted. The following year more than 50,000 found homes, totaling more than 70,000 animals adopted through Clear the Shelters.
Dakin Humane Society delivers effective, innovative services that improve the lives of animals in need and the people who care about them from its two locations in Leverett and Springfield, MA. The organization shelters, treats and fosters more than 20,000 animals each year and has performed more than 74,000 spay/neuter surgeries since 2009, making it New England’s largest spay/neuter provider. Dakin is a local non-profit organization that relies solely on contributions from individuals and businesses that care about animals to bring its services to the community.