Dakin receives grant from MA Animal Coalition

by Lee Chambers

Dakin Humane Society is happy to announce they are a recipient of a recent grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC)  “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate program. Funds will be used towards Dakin's low-cost spay and neuter services offered at its Community Spay/Neuter Clinic, the largest in New England. 

“As Dakin continues to reinforce the importance of spay/neuter surgery among our communities, the more significant the need becomes to have resources available for those who need them,” said Dakin's Executive Director Carmine DiCenso.  “The MAC's support of our efforts is always incredibly important and appreciated.”

The “I’m Animal Friendly” license plates are a program of the Massachusetts Animal Coalition. Funds are dispersed annually to organizations who demonstrate a need for and provide low-cost spay/neater services.  Dakin's Community Spay/Neuter Clinic opened in 2009 and has conducted nearly 80,000 surgeries since then. 

About the Massachusetts Animal Coalition and the “I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Program:

Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) is a statewide, non-profit organization comprised of animal professionals and individual volunteers dedicated to working together to decrease the number of homeless, neglected, displaced and abused animals in Massachusetts. MAC’s “I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate program helps fund spay and neuter programs across the state. These charitable plates are available through Massachusetts RMV and are tax deductible. www.petplate.org

About Dakin Humane Society:

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 501(c)(3) organization shelters, treats and fosters more than 20,000 animals each year.  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.  For more information, visit www.dakinhumane.org.

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