Dakin’s “Catsmas in July”

Pretty Kitty - $5 Feline (Dakin Humane Society Adoption)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) –  Seventy-five animals will be sleeping in their new home Friday night, instead of the kennel. Dakin Humane Society held their summer animal adoption program, Castmas in July.

They emptied the kennels at both the Springfield and Leverett  adoption locations.

Adoptees were spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, plus went home with a holiday stocking and some treats.

Dozens of people, many with their cat carriers, waited for the Springfield shelter to open Friday. Some came to replace a treasured pet that had just died. Bill Lamontagne of Chicopee just wants companionship during his retirement years.

Visit https://www.dakinhumane.org/adopt-a-pet-full.html#!/ to see which kitties have been designated as $5 Felines. Doors opened at both adoption centers at 12:30pm. Springfield is open until 5:30pm, Leverett until 4:30pm.

For more information, visit dakinhumane.org.

If you can’t make it today, animal shelters across the country will come together August. 19, 2017 for “Clear the Shelters,” a nationwide pet adoption initiative that aims to connect animals in need with loving new families. Clear the Shelters >