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Mutts & Mimosas 2014

The second annual Mutts & Mimosas will take place on August 24 at Quonquont Farm in Whately, MA. For more information and to buy tickets, click here!


Join us in saving lives: become a monthly Guardian!

Please consider joining the circle of special Dakin donors who give monthly. Help us reach our goal of 100 new Guardians by the end of the summer!  Click here for more info.




Dakin Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need.



What's New

Summer Pet safety tips

While barbeques and camp fires are fun for humans, they can pose a risk to your animal companions. Check out our summer safety tips to help keep everyone safe and happy this summer season!

Dakin opens new england's first kitten nursery

Dakin Humane Society has opened the Nicholas J. Piepul Kitten Nursery at its Springfield location.  Click here to read more.

Valley advocate 2014 best of the valley  readers' poll

A BIG Dakin thank you to all of you who voted us the Best Local Non-Profit and Best Place for Dog Training in the Valley Advocate's "2014 Best of the Valley Readers' Poll." We appreciate your support and it always strengthens our mission to help animals and people throughout the Valley.

dakin stories...

...Summer 2014 issue, The Gift of Second Chances, explores how Dakin's Buddy Fund provides life-saving medical care to animals in need. Find out more about Dakin's work to treat illness and injury in the shelter and beyond. Click here to read.

dakin Offers weekly low-cost vaccine clinics

Dakin Humane Society now offers weekly low-cost vaccine clinics to help low-income community members protect their pets. Learn more.

dakin receives $13,000 from the Massachusetts animal coalition

Dakin has received a generous grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition. Learn more...

Get your "animal friendly" license plate!

Massachusetts Animal Coalition "I'm Animal Friendly" License Plates help provide spay/neuter services in our community.  Get yours today!


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