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

T.J.

Australian Shepherd Mix
Location: Springfield: Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society
Gender: Male
Age: 1 year, 10 months
Suggested kids age range: 13 & up
Dogs: I can get along with almost all types of dogs
Exercise: I can go go go
Cats: Staff can check for you


Have you ever seen a smiling dog? Well here is your chance. He greets every new person he sees with a big grin on his face. It is super cute and very unique. Wouldn't you love a dog who smiles when he meets your friends? He doesn't know a stranger and loves everyone he sees immediately. He can also settle nicely in a dog bed and be happy just simply being with people he loves. If this all sounds like fun, TJ just might be the right dog for you. He's a staff favorite and when you meet him you will see why.

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.



FIVE DOLLAR FELINE ADOPTION
FIVE DOLLAR FELINE ADOPTION
DAKIN HUMANE SOCIETY OFFERING FIVE DOLLAR FELINE ADOPTION RATE FOR SELECTED CATS JUNE 27-28


Springfield, MA (6/24/15) – Dakin Humane Society will be offering more than 40 adult cats for an adoption fee of $5 this Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28, at both their Springfield and Leverett Adoption Centers from 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The cats selected are those who, for a variety of reasons, have been waiting for adoption for several weeks.

According to Executive Director Leslie Harris, “These are the cats who are often bypassed by visitors who are enchanted by the kittens and the openly friendly cats. They’re the cats who may be shy when first approached by visitors, but will warm up in a new home, once they have been given the chance. We often get cards and letters from people who write about a cat who was initially frightened, but who blossomed once she found the security of a home. While every cat is different, and some shy ones will always stay shy, people can be surprised once their new adoptee gets used to her surroundings.”

Other animals available at Dakin include dogs, kittens, guinea pigs, rabbits, and mice. A full listing of adoptable animals is available at www.dakinhumane.org.

Dakin Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy and innovative services that improve the lives of animals in need and the people who care about them 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 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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