Pets of the week & more LIVE from Dakin

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Meet Mass Appeal’s pet of the week!  Also, find out more about:

  • Giving back to Dakin with Gina Ciprari and Ellie Moore
  • DIY Pet Toys with Lori Swanson

Mass Appeal’s Pets of the Week!:



  • Angora Rabbit
  • Location: Springfield: Dakin Humane Society
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 1 year



  • Domestic Shorthair Mix
  • Location: Springfield: Dakin Humane Society
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 13 years, 1 months
  • Weight: M



  • Location: Springfield: Dakin Humane Society
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 7 years, 6 months



  • Rat Purebred
  • Location: Springfield: Dakin Humane Society
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1 months

UpComing Programs:

Courtesy of the Dakin Humaine Society

Animal Adventures 2016, which will take place during 3 weeks in July. 

Pet Pals – Children ages 6-8 – Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15, 2016 9:00am – 3:00 pm

Pet Pals focuses on our lovable pets, character, and our planet’s amazing array of animals to bring messages of compassion to life. At the beginning of the week, each child will go through a simulated adoption and will receive a plush animal and will be responsible for “fostering” (caring for) that animal for the week. This program offers a full week immersed in awesome animal interactions, games, crafts, learning, and fun. Click here for more information and to enroll.

Kids & Critters – Children ages 9-11 – Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22, 2016 9:00am – 3:00 pm

Looking for a howling good time for your children this summer? Whether your child is a huge animal lover and just wants to spend a week doing everything animal, or they need a little experience and education before you add a furry friend to the family, Kids & Critters is purr-fect for them! They’ll interact with friendly animals and create enrichment items for them and learn about animal sheltering, dog and cat breeds, animal behavior and much more! Click here for more information and to enroll.

Animal Ambassadors – Children ages 12-14 – Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29, 2016 9:00am – 3:00 pm

This program is geared for kids that want to gain hands-on experience assisting shelter staff and volunteers with direct care for animals. Under the watchful eye of staff and trained volunteers, participants may be involved in training dogs and cats, providing enrichment activities to shelter animals, walking dogs, and assisting with other shelter projects that help animals. The program also explores other topics including animal behavior, careers with animals, and ways in which kids can make a difference in the lives of animals in their communities and nationwide. Click here for more information and to enroll.

Dakin Humane Society

171 Union Street, Springfield
(413) 781-4000

163 Montague Road, Leverett
(413) 548 – 9898

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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