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Sesame

WHMP-Dakin Pet of the Week is Sesame!

Meet Sesame! He’s an adorable 4 month old hamster who would love to have a family

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Pet of the Week – Muttley

Muttley, a 9 year old, male Border collie mix with a black/white coat is our WHMP Pet of the Week, and is available for adoption at Dakin in Springfield

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Pet of the Week – Precious

Precious is a very gentle and friendly 11 year old kitty who has been waiting for a home for nearly a month now

Abby

Pet of the Week – Abby

Abby is a very bright and gentle 7 year old shepherd mix, available for adoption at Dakin in Springfield

Billy the dog

Pet of the Week – Billy

The WHMP Dakin Pet of the Week is Billy, a 7 year old male Chihuahua mix

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Pet of the Week – Shirley

Meet Shirley, our WHMP Pet of the Week from the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society! She’s a Beagle mix, 1 ½ years old

Life and death forum

Lee Hawkins Family to Speak Friday on WHMP

Lee Hawkins surviving children Sue, Jerry & Becky join us today at 8:09

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Scallop-WHMP Pet of the Week at Dakin

Scallop has had the hard-knock life! Found nearly a month ago as a stray, she’s lost one eye. She’s available for adoption at Dakin in Springfield.

Allie Cat

Pet of the Week – Allie

Meet Allie, a sweet little feline looking for her forever home. She already shows signs of being a wonderful and loving cat, even with her unknown past.

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WHMP Dakin Heavy Petting Pet of the Week

Ellie (kitten), Domestic shorthair/mix, 2 months old, Female, Grey/tan coat, available for adoption at Dakin in Springfield

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