Morning News

WHMP Dakin Pet of the Week
WHMP Dakin Pet of the Week

Toothless has a background as mysterious as she is.  She’s a 2 year old female who was a stray and was brought into Dakin by a kind neighbor who saw her hanging around their house.

Despite her name she is not toothless!!!  She was given that name by a Dakin staffer who thought she resembled the dragon character in “How to Train Your Dragon.”  She’s got her teeth!

While we don’t know if she lived all her life outdoors, she shows all the signs of being a very socialized cat who has known family life.  She is very sweet and friendly towards people.  Being young, she is that perfect age of still having a playful streak, but also very capable of being mellow and curling up to snuggle.

When we asked the people who brought her in what her best trait was (they fed her for a while before they brought her to us), they responded “Friendliness.”

Based on her unknown history, a house with older children might be a better bet than one with little kids.  And if other cats are in the family, it’s wise to follow standard guidelines about keeping the new arrival separate from the existing cats for several days (some recommend up to 2 weeks) after coming home, so all animals can get used to the idea that they’ll be co-existing in the home.

And the reason I’m bringing Toothless in is a great segue way to our first event (below)!  She will be one of those cats available at the discounted adoption rate through Saturday!

$25 Black Cat Event at Dakin

Beginning Wednesday, June 11, Dakin will offer a great reduced adoption fee of $25 for black or black & white cats 6 months or older through Saturday, June 14!  We happen to have a lot of black cats right now and we created this promotion to give them a better chance of finding a new home.  This special pricing will be available in both the Springfield and Leverett locations.  They say every woman needs a little black dress…and we believe every home needs a little black (or black & white) cat!

Dakin Community Flea Market

This takes place at our Union Street location in Springfield this Saturday, June 14 from 9am – 2pm.  What began in planning as a simple, low-key community flea market has blossomed into a wonderful event that has attracted more than 30 different vendors!  We’ll have people selling animal-related items (of course) plus baked goods, crafts, jewelry, and household items.  Plus we’ll have a photo booth, face painting and a professional pet photographer.

Of course, we always want folks to visit our web site at www.dpvhs.orgto check out the faces of the other animals up for adoption and get all kinds of info.

 

Recent Headlines

10 hours ago in National

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia dead at 79

scalia

Scalia, appointed to the top U.S. court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was known for his strident conservative views and theatrical flair in the courtroom.

2 days ago in National

Making headlines this week

A couple is seen through an American flag as they walk to a polling place for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

2 days ago in Entertainment, National

Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas

valentines

With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.

2 days ago in Local

SJC Rules For Greenfield Big-Box Appeal

gavel

According to the state Supreme Judicial Court, the opponent’s appeal of a building permit for the French King Highway store can now move forward.

2 days ago in Local

Four Arrests Result of Springfield Drug Raid

gun

More than a pound of heroin, a large quantity of crack cocaine and four loaded handguns were confiscated in the raid at 38 Denton Circle.