Pet of the Week: Big Boy

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Meet Mass Appeal’s pet of the week!

Name: Big Boy
Breed: Ragdoll Mix
Age: 6 years
Sex: Male
Color: Black & White

Date of surrender: June 1
Reason for Surrender and Description: Big Boy – a stray cat – was found by a family in South Hadley who were kind enough to feed him and bring him to Dakin so we can find him a permanent home. Big Boy is just one of MANY black or black & white cats whose adoption fees have been reduced to $25 from now through Saturday, June 14!

$25 Black Cat Event
Now through Saturday, June 14, Dakin will offer a great reduced adoption fee of $25 for black or black & white cats 6 months or older! We happen to have a lot of black cats right now and we created this promotion to give them a better chance of finding a new home. This special pricing will be available in both the Springfield and Leverett locations. They say every woman needs a little black dress…and we believe every home needs a little black (or black & white) cat!

Dakin Community Flea Market
This takes place at our Union Street location in Springfield this Saturday, June 14 from 9am – 2pm. What began in planning as a simple, low-key community flea market has blossomed into a wonderful event that has attracted more than 30 different vendors! We’ll have people selling animal-related items (of course) plus baked goods, crafts, jewelry, and household items. Plus we’ll have a photo booth, face painting and a professional pet photographer.

Pet Safety Tips
No table foods, moldy foods, poultry bones
No chocolate
No grapes & raisins
No alcoholic beverages
Be careful with ornaments, ribbons & tinsel
Holiday plants can be dangerous

If you’re interested in adopting any of the pets seen on Mass Appeal, or want more information on any of the pets available at the Dakin Humane Society, you can call them at 781-4000 or visit

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