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Wednesday, December 31 1969


Dakin Dog Classes Start Soon

Adapted from a Dakin Humane Society press release:

The Pioneer Valley's Dakin Humane Society will begin three, six-week, dog training workshops this month at their Leverett location.  The two regular classes being offered are "Basic Family Dog", on September 20th at 9:30AM, and "Better Family Dog", an intermediate level course on September 27th at 10:30AM.  There will also be a special "Rally Freestyle – Fun and Games" intermediate level class on September 27th at 11:30AM.

Primp Your Pit Bull Next Month

Adapted from a Dakin Humane Society press release:

This August, Dakin Humane Society plans to spay/neuter 120 Pit Bull Terrier-type dogs for Pioneer Valley residents at a special $20 rate, which includes a free doggie nail trim, during PetSmart Charities® annual “Primp Your Pit”  campaign.

Dakin Opens First Kitten Nursery in New England

Adapted from a Dakin Humane Society press release:

The Dakin Humane Society has opened a kitten nursery at its Springfield location on Union Street, according to Executive Director Leslie Harris.  The nursery has been designed to provide intensive care to at-risk newborn kittens.

News & Notes From the Town

Adapted from several Greenfield Town Clerk's Office press releases:

There are all kinds of ways that Greenfield residents can stay informed about, and participate in, town government.  The town clerk would like to remind you that the voter registration deadline for the town's June election is May 21st, the town council will be holding office hours on May 29th, and late fees will begin to be assessed to dog owners who haven't licensed their pets by June 2nd.

2014 Dog Licenses are Now Available

Adapted from a Greenfield Town Clerk's Office press release:

The Greenfield Town Clerk’s Office reminds residents that all dogs are required to be licensed by April 1st.  Fees are $10.00 for spayed and neutered dogs and $15.00 for males and females.  If the dog has not previously been registered, dog owners must present a current rabies certificate and a neutered/spayed certificate from the veterinarian.

Act Now! Kitten Kaboodle Adoption Event at Dakin

Adapted from a Dakin Humane Society press release:

Summer is the busiest time of the year at humane societies, due to the number of animals received and birthing season for kittens.  Dakin is overloaded with kittens right meow and more are arriving daily.  In an effort to promote kitten adoptions, and save lives, Kitten Kaboodle will offer specially reduced adoption fees for all kittens under six months old.  From Tuesday, July 30, through Sunday, August 4, 2013, kittens at Dakin adoption centers in Leverett and Springfield can go home for $125 (regularly $250) or $200 for a pair.

Black Friday $5 Felines!

From a Dakin Humane Society press release:

One Day Only at Dakin Humane Society - Shoppers in the market for love this holiday season are encouraged to visit Dakin Humane Society adoption centers to celebrate Black Friday in a brand new way!

Dakin has many adult cats awaiting new homes at their adoption centers in Springfield and Leverett.  It’s Black Friday $5 Felines!  All felines (six months and older) can go home for just $5!  And the low adoption fee includes all the trimmings:  spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, testing, microchipping, a jewel-tone collar and an id tag, and starter bag of food, too!

Dakin Humane Society Offers Cat Behavior Workshop

From a Dakin Humane Society press release:

SPRINGFIELD-  Dakin Humane Society is offering a Cat Behavior workshop on November 10, 2012 from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.  The workshop consists of three mini seminars.  Register for one or all sessions.

Humane Society to Celebrate Pit Bull Awareness Day

From a Dakin Humane Society press release:

Saturday, October 27 is National Pit Bull Awareness Day, and Dakin Humane Society is planning a special event to celebrate all that is Love-a-Bull about this American icon.  Pit Bulls, once a family dog of choice, have fallen upon some hard times due in part to sensational media stories about dog attacks, discriminatory insurance regulations, and legislation restricting their ownership.  No type of dog is more misunderstood, mistreated, or maligned. These loyal, loving, intelligent dogs bear the burden of bad publicity.

Attention All Pet Lovers!

From a Greenfield Savings Bank press release:

During the week of September 24th thru 29th, the South Deerfield office of Greenfield Savings Bank will be collecting items to donate to a local Animal Shelter. As economic times continue to pose financial burdens on non-profits, it’s more important than ever to give.  Facilities that cater to animals are important local organizations that help to provide food, a warm bed and a kind touch while awaiting adoption. It is our hope you can help us with this effort.