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Available for Adoption:
Available for Adoption:
Courtesy of Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society

Biscuit
Domestic Shorthair Mix
Location: Springfield: Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society
Gender: Male
Age: 12 years, 1 months


Hello! I'm Biscuit, an outgoing and affectionate guy who loves to explore. I'm here at Dakin because I did not get along with another cat in the home. I do get along with most cats however, and even came here with my buddy Maple. My favorite place to sleep is with a person, or another cat. I love to explore and love looking out windows! If you are looking for a fun older guy to join your family, then come and meet me today!

Website: Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society
Phone Dakin: 413-781-4000
Email Dakin: info@dpvhs.org

Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need. Dakin is a local, private, non-profit organization that relies solely on contributions from individuals and businesses who care about animals to bring its services to the community.



DAKIN HUMANE SOCIETY’S LEVERETT ADOPTION CENTER MARKS 20th ANNIVERSARY WITH FAMILY-FRIENDLY PARTY


Springfield, MA (4/28/15) –Dakin Humane Society will present a family-friendly party to celebrate its Leverett location’s 20th anniversary. The event takes place Saturday, May 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 163 Montague Road in Leverett.

The event will include face painting, activities and games for children. Simply Naked Sweets of Belchertown will prepare and donate a birthday cake for the occasion.

“Our staff and board members are pleased to mark this special anniversary,” said Dakin’s Executive Director Leslie Harris. “Our Leverett Adoption Center finds homes for more than thirty percent of our animals, and is a vital resource for people in Hampshire and Franklin counties. It’s also a favorite hangout of animal-loving families around the region.”

The building underwent a significant renovation in 2012 that resulted in additional space for dog training classes, a bright, new wing just for cats, and expanded parking. Just like its Springfield counterpart, Dakin’s Leverett location offers cats, dogs, kittens, puppies, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals for adoption, as well as dog training classes.

Dakin Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need from its two locations in Springfield and Leverett, MA. The organization shelters nearly 6,000 animals every year and provides low-cost spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations to 12,000 more. Dakin is a local, private, non-profit organization that relies solely on contributions from individuals and businesses that care about animals to bring its services to the community.



LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS
LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS
If you’re struggling with vet care costs for vaccinations, tests and treatments for your dog or cat, don’t forget about Dakin Humane Society’s Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic, held every Thursday from 9-10am at 171 Union Street in Springfield. The first 40 dogs and cats in line can receive a range of services including vaccinations to prevent rabies, parvovirus and feline leukemia among others; microchipping; flea/tick preventive treatments and much more.

More information and registration is available online at www.dakinhumane.org

Dakin Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need. Dakin is a local, private, non-profit organization that relies solely on contributions from individuals and businesses who care about animals to bring its services to the community.


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Does Your Dog Need C.L.A.S.S?
Does Your Dog Need C.L.A.S.S?
Dakin Humane Society Can Help!

Does your dog need some help learning to be a better behaved member of the community? And are you looking for something new and fun to do with your canine companion? Dakin Humane Society offers a wide variety of training classes that are fun and helpful for both you and your pooch. C.L.A.S.S., (Canine Life and Social Skills) classes, Scent Work for Dogs, K9 Fitness, Tricks, and Canine Good Citizen are just a few of the many classes starting this month.

Classes are offered at Dakin Humane Society's Adoption Center & Education Center, 171 Union Street in Springfield and at Dave's Soda & Pet City, 335 Russell Street (Route 9) in Hadley. We now also have classes in Leverett: Leverett Adoption Center, 163 Montague Road, Leverett, MA 01054
413-548-9898

More information and registration is available online at www.dpvhs.org

Dakin Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need. Dakin is a local, private, non-profit organization that relies solely on contributions from individuals and businesses who care about animals to bring its services to the community.



DAKIN HUMANE SOCIETY RECEIVES GRANT
DAKIN HUMANE SOCIETY RECEIVES GRANT
Dakin Humane Society has received a $20,000 grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) as part of the special "I'm Animal Friendly" license plate program. These plates support spay/neuter efforts in Massachusetts and help to reduce the number of homeless animals in the state.
Funds received from the sale of these special license plates are dispersed annually by MAC through a grant process. The proceeds are awarded to non-profit humane organizations and municipal animal control agencies in the Commonwealth that provide spaying and neutering services for cats, dogs, and rabbits. This year’s grant is the largest Dakin has received from MAC.
The grant awarded to Dakin is tremendously helpful in its outreach efforts to help fund low-cost spay/neuter surgery for low income clients in Dakin’s service area. More than 40,000 dogs and cats have been sterilized at Dakin's Community Spay/Neuter Clinic since it opened mid-October 2009. Dakin is sterilizing approximately 11,000 animals each year.
“If you care about animals, the purchase of one of these plates is an important way to help animals in our community and assist us in our efforts to end animal homelessness in the Pioneer Valley”, according to Dakin’s Executive Director Leslie Harris.
The funds awarded to Dakin this year will be used to subsidize the spaying/neutering of cats of low income caregivers. "I'm Animal Friendly" license plates are easy to order online - no need to go to the RMV! Simply go to www.petplate.org and order your tax-deductible plate today. More information about the Dakin Community Spay/Neuter Clinic can be found online at Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society.

Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society (Dakin) provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need. Dakin does not receive any government funding nor is Dakin funded or operated by any national humane organization. Dakin is a local, private, non-profit organization that relies solely on contributions from individuals and businesses who care about animals to bring its services to the community.





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