Pet of the Week: Jeter the dog

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – In this edition of Pet of the Week, we were introduced to Jeter, an 11-year-old Yorkshire Mix. Lee Chambers, Manager of Marketing and Communication for Dakin Humane Society, told us all about Jeter, and about other events going on at Dakin.


Jeter is an 11 year old Yorkie looking for a new place to call home, and new people to love! His previous family couldn’t care for him anymore and brought him to Dakin in Springfield. Jeter grew up with young children and loves kids. He’s described as being super friendly and would be a great first dog for someone without experience having a dog as a pet. He’s good with other dogs and cats, is a bit of a couch potato, but is very affectionate! Come meet him at Dakin’s Springfield Adoption & Education Center.

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Weekly Vaccine Clinic Every Thursday Morning – 171 Union Street, Springfield

Did you know Dakin has a vaccine clinic for cats and dogs? Starting at 9am every Thursday, we take in the first 40 cats and dogs to get their vaccines up to date, and offer tests and treatments. Rabies and distemper are just some of the vaccines we offer, along with deworming and microchip identification. One of our caring veterinary technicians will walk you through our services to assist you in deciding what your pet needs. A veterinary exam is performed on each animal, the fee is $10 for a spay/neutered pet, $25 if not spay/neutered. First come, first served! We are located at 171 Union Street, Springfield.

Among the features offered at the Vaccine Clinic:

Services for Dogs:
$12.00 Rabies vaccination
$12.00 Distemper/parvo (DA2PP) vaccination
$12.00 Kennel cough (bordetella) vaccination
$25.00 Heartworm test
$20.00 Microchip identification (includes registration)
$28.00 Parastar (kills fleas and ticks; 3 months supply)
Deworming: Prices vary by weight

Services for Cats:
$12.00 Rabies vaccination
$12.00 Distemper combo (FVRCP) vaccination
$20.00 Feline leukemia vaccination
$30.00 Feline leukemia/FIV test
$20.00 Microchip identification (includes registration)
$15.00 Revolution (kills fleas and earmites)
$15 Deworming

To learn more about the vaccine clinic, go to:

For more information about Dakin Humane Society, please visit