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Pet of the Week – Allie
Pet of the Week – Allie

Allie is a mystery girl!  Since she was recently found as a stray, we have no background on where she has lived, or with whom, but she is a very sweet, docile girl who would love to have a caring companion or family, plus a sunny windowsill to call her own.  She’s at that adorable age – 1 year – where she’s still got some kitten curiosity, but is maturing and will be a lovely companion.  As with all Dakin adoptees, Allie comes with a LOT of “extras” upon adoption (vaccinations, treatments, tests, full vet exam, spaying, microchipping, collar and ID tag).  She’s a perfect pick for our favorite pet of the week!


Allie (cat)

Domestic shorthair/mix

1 year old


Black coat

Updates on other recent guests:

Milana (dog) – adopted

Cowabunga (kitten) – adopted

Phoenix (kitten) – adopted

Shadow (dog) – adopted

Ellie (kitten) – adopted

Thank you, WHMP, for helping us find homes for these animals!

Other Topics:

Free Parvovirus Vaccination Clinics – 

The canine parvovirus is infecting dogs in Springfield.  This is a serious, and often fatal, virus.   In response, Dakin Humane Society and Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Rescue & Adoption Center will hold 3 FREE upcoming parvo vaccine clinics for Springfield dogs.  Here’s the lineup:

  • Saturday August 30th at 233 Allen Street from 1-3pm
  • Wednesday, September 10th at 1300 Liberty Street from 5-7pm
  • Saturday, September 13th at 5 Catherine Street from 1-3pm


All are Springfield locations. Your dog must be on a leash or in a carrier. No appointment necessary, while supplies last. For more information, call 413-781-4000.




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