Dakin Receives MAC Grant
by Lee Chambers
Dakin Humane Society is a 2019 recipient of a Massachusetts Animal Coalition’s (MAC) “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate grant. The grant will support low-cost spay and neuter services offered at Dakin’s Community Spay/Neuter Clinic, the largest in New England. Dakin is one of several Massachusetts spay/neuter programs to receive a 2019 “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate grant, and will use the funds to spay/neuter owned and free-roaming cats in Massachusetts.
MAC, a non-profit organization leading efforts to care for and protect homeless animals across Massachusetts, launched the “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate program in 2003 to raise money for on-going spay and neuter efforts at animal shelters and municipal animal control agencies. Thanks to individuals who purchase and renew the “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate, thousands of cats, dogs, and rabbits receive spay and neuter services in Massachusetts every year through funds provided by the program.
“Spay and neuter is one of the most humane ways to decrease the number of animals who need homes in our state,” explains Anne Lindsay, MAC’s founder and president. “But it can be very expensive for animal shelters and rescue groups working with limited budgets, as well as for pet owners in financial need.”
Learn more about the MAC's "I'm Animal Friendly" License Plate program here.