Pet of the Week: Sophie

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

Name: Sophie
Breed: Domestic Shorthair Mix
Age: 12 years old
Sex: Spayed Female
Color: Grey/White Coat

About Sophie:
Sophie is a real sweetheart of a cat! She loves food and will sometimes stand up on her hind legs when food is on the way. She’s very gentle and friendly, and will allow folks to rub her belly (a REAL mark of trust for a cat!). She’s had a hard luck story…she came to Dakin with a few cat siblings when their family’s house burnt down in a fire. All the more reason she’ll be really grateful when someone opens their home – and heart – to her. She’ll make it VERY easy for them to fall in love with her. Despite being 12 years old, Sophie is very youthful and in good health. She’d be a great addition to any home.

Dakin Free Parvo Vaccine Clinic
In response to the outbreak of canine parvovirus in Springfield, Dakin is holding a free parvo vaccine clinic on Saturday, September 13 from 1-3pm at 5 Catharine Street (corner of Catharine and State Streets).  Dogs must be on leashes or in carriers and must be healthy.  Bring paper certificate showing rabies vaccine info or your dog will also receive a rabies vaccine (at no charge). Event is rain or shine and while supplies last!

Majestic Theater Fundraiser for Dakin
Attention theater buffs!  West Springfield’s Majestic Theater is donating part of its proceeds from the September 10, 7:30pm presentation of “The Last Romance” to Dakin!  This romantic comedy, set in a dog park, is about a lonely widower whose slight detour in his daily walk sets him on a path of new romantic possibilities.  Plus, there’s a dog in the cast!  Tickets are $20 and are available by calling (413) 747-7797.

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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