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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


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

Carolyn Gardner

WHMP Community Forum-Reading, Writing, Racism?

WHMP will broadcast a live community forum Thursday 8/21 8-10 a.m. exploring issues of race and accusations of racism within the Amherst public schools.


Pet of the Week – Princess

Meet Princess, a lovely little girl who belongs in a new forever home. She loves to snuggle, but she also loves to play and run around. Accustomed to living with other animals and with children over 13 years old. She’s available for adoption at Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society.

Cody Dakin

Pet of the Week – Cody

Meet Cody, a two year old lovable little guy. He’d get along great with kids, and loves to play fetch. He’d love to run around with his new family at his forever home! He’s available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, go check him out!


Pet of the Week – Cowabunga

Meet Cowabunga, our adorable Dakin Pet of the Week. She’s a little black and white kitten looking for her forever home! She’s available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society.

Recent Headlines

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Hollande says U.S., France to step up strikes in Syria, Iraq


French President Francois Hollande said the U.S. and France have agreed to step up strikes in Syria and Iraq to target Islamic State militants after the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.

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PHOTOS: Turkeys who got a presidential pardon


Ever wonder what happened to those turkeys that got a Thanksgiving reprieve from the President?

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America’s worst traffic nightmares


The top 50 worst bottlenecks in America waste millions of gallons of gas and hours of productivity.

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In taking economic war to Islamic State, U.S. developing new tools


U.S. warplanes have struck Islamic State's oil infrastructure in Syria in a stepped-up campaign of economic warfare that the U.S. estimates has cut the group's black-market earnings from oil by about a third.

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15 million on HIV treatment as AIDS pandemic tide turns


Some 15.8 million people worldwide are now on HIV treatment and a fast-track strategy to end the AIDS pandemic is starting to show results, the United Nations AIDS program said on Tuesday.