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6/23/14
Dakin opens New England's first kitten nursery – Press Release.

1/19/14
Sunday Republican – Dakin Voted Best Non-Profit in Reader Raves Contest.  The Republican/MassLive voters elected Dakin best non-profit.

1/18/14
WWLP–22News- Dixie Dogs Arrive in Western MA.  Nine Dixie dogs arriving from Montgomery County, Texas got their first taste of winter .  The dogs are transported twice a month from an overcrowded Southern shelter to the Northeast where their chances of being adopted are much greater. 

1/14/14
The Recorder, Letter- Untiring Efforts.  Praise for the untiring efforts of Dakin Humane and other animal welfare organization to help animals in need. 

1/5/14
WWLP–22News- Dakin Offers Free Microchip Clinic.  Though an ASPCA grant funded program in conjunction with Bertera Subaru, Dakin provided microchips to 112 community animals at no cost. A similar story appeared on WSHM–cbs3Springfield.

1/5/14
Sunday Republican- New Year’s Resolutions.  What are your New Year’s resolutions for your pet?  More time, more exercise?  Monthly article penned by Leslie Harris.

1/3/14
WWLP–22News- Cold Weather Tips to Keep Pets Safe.  During the extreme cold temperatures, it is important to protect our pets.  Similar stories appeared on WGGB–abc40/FOX 6 Springfield and WSHM–cbs3Springfield.

12/3/13
The Republican-Valley Gives Has High Hopes.  Valley Gives, the 24-hour online philanthropic fundraising campaign on 12-12-13, has more than 350 charities participating with a goal of raising $2 million dollars in the Valley.  Dakin was last year’s top fundraiser and had the honor of having the most unique donors.  Dakin raised more than $44,000 plus incentive prize winnings of an additional $30,000. 

11/29/13
WGGB–abc40- Black Friday $5 Feline Adoption Event at Dakin.  Dakin’s annual Black Friday adoption event was a happy success for 125 adult cats.  The single day event helped dozens of felines go home.  A related story appeared on WWLP–22News, 11/29 and 11/30.  Promotional segment on WHYN–NewTalk560, 11/27.

11/12/13
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Dakin Humane Society Receives Donation Challenge.  Dakin receives a challenge from anonymous donor to raise $50,000 by 11/15 with a dollar for dollar match.  A similar article appeared in The Recorder, 11/14.

11/4/13
The Republican- Buffy Goes Home!  Buffy, the little dog found abandoned in a bag at a Springfield construction site has been adopted. Meanwhile, the MSPCA law enforcement investigation continues.

10/26/13
WWLP–22News- Pit Bull Appreciation Day at Dakin.  An annual celebration centered around all that is good about an often unfairly maligned breed.  Featured guests include Cherry Garcia, one of 22Victory dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s property and his adoptive family and Piglet, the first case of felony animal cruelty in Massachusetts with his loving family.  Related segments appeared on WSHM–cbs3Springfield, 10/26, WAQY–Rock 102, 10/22 and on WWLP–MassAppeal, 10/17.

10/16/13
WWLP–22News- Dog Found at Construction Site is Recovering.  Day 2 of Buffy’s stay at Dakin brings signs of improvement.  Related stories appeared on WGGB–abc40, 10/17; Fox25 Boston,10/16;  WBZ–CBS3 Boston, 10/16; MassLive, 10/16; Daily Mail, 10/17; Boston Herald, 10/18; NECN, 10/17; and WHMP, 10/17. 

10/15/13
WWLP–22News- Dog Found in Bag at Construction Site.  A young adult poodle mix dog was brought to Dakin after being found left to die in a bag at a Springfield construction site.  Related stories appeared on WGGB–abc40, 10/15; in the Boston Herald, 10/15,  http://bit.ly/1cTKXA4; The Examiner, 10/16.

10/11/13
The Recorder- Dakin Offers Half-Off Felines, Dakin is offering reduced adoption fees to help an abundance of cats and kittens currently in shelter get into loving homes.  A similar article appeared in ReminderOnline on 10/11 and on WGGB–abc40 and Fox6, 10/13.

9/30/13
MassLive- Nine Year Old Girl Gets Haircut and Donates Prize Money to Dakin.  As part of Matt’s Barber Shop’s five year anniversary celebration, a young girl wins 52 free haircuts.  With the shop’s blessing, she sells the haircuts to raise money for Dakin.

9/26/13
The Recorder- $5 Felines at Dakin Humane Society.  For the third time this season, Dakin has reached critical mass with cats.  Currently caring for nearly 200 cats, Dakin is offering the $5 Feline adoption event to help save lives by getting cats into great homes.  Related segments appeared on WWLP–22News, 9/26, MassAppeal, 9/26, and WHYN–NewsTalk 560, 9/27. 

9/23/13
The Republican- Valley Give Hopes to Double Participation.  Article highlights anticipated increase in fundraising for the 24 hour online giving campaign.  Dakin highlighted for placing first in two categories:  most money raised (larger organization) and number of unique donors and winning an additional $30,000 in prize money.

8/28/13
WGGB–abc40- $5 Feline Adoption Event at Dakin.  Dakin Humane Society is offering special adoption fees through Sunday, September 1 to help adult cats find homes.  A similar story appeared on WSHM–cbs3Springfield, in The Recorder, 8/27, and in Reminder Publications Online, 8/28.

8/27/13
The Republican-Amherst College Alum Gifts Dakin with Major Gift. Dakin Humane Society benefitted tremendously from a gift of an Amherst College alumnus who wished to remain anonymous in his generosity.  The gift of $137,000 was the second largest donation made to the renovation of the Leverett Adoption Center.  A similar article appeared in The Recorder, 8/27.

8/25/13
MassLive- Mutts & Mimosas: A Special Event to Benefit Dakin Humane Society.  Photographic highlights of the event for people and their dogs at Quonquont Farm & Orchard in Whately, MA.

8/15/13
Boston Herald Radio- In Defense of Pit Bulls.  In a debate about the breed, the history and esteem that pit bulls once held along with the positive traits of pit bulls that allow them to be used for ill gain were discussed.   

8/12/13
WAMC- Northeast Public Radio-  Dakin Celebrates Helping 40,000 Dogs and Cats Served in the Community Spay/Neuter Clinic.  One day after celebrating four years of its expansion into Hampden County, the spay/neuter clinic hits an impressive milestone.

8/2/13
WGGB–abc40- Dakin Community Spay/Neuter Clinic Celebrates Helping 40,000 Animals. The Dakin Community Spay/Neuter Clinic helped its 40,000 patient on Friday, a pit bull named Kira. Kira’s family was able to take advantage of the PetSmart Charities® grant funded program, Primp Your Pit.  During the month of August, pit bulls and pit bull mixes can be spayed/neutered at the clinic for just $20.  A related story appeared in The Recorder, 8/6.

8/1/13
WSHM–CBS3Springfield- Primp Your Pit.  Dakin Community Spay/Neuter Clinic is offering special pricing of $20 to fix pit bull and pit mix dogs during August.  This program is grant funded by PetSmart Charities.  A related story appeared in The Recorder, 8/6. 

8/1/13
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Dakin Cuts Adoption Prices to Help Kittens.  Dakin Adoption Centers in Springfield and Leverett host Kitten Kaboodle Week, July 30 – August 4, and reduce kitten adoption fees in half.  The adoption centers have many kittens in need of new homes.  UPDATE:  90 KITTENS WERE ADOPTED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE EVENT.

7/30/13
WGGB–abc40- Kitten Kaboodle Week at Dakin.  Adopt a kitten at Dakin through August 4 for ½ off regular adoption fee.  Dakin adoption centers have many kittens under six months in need of homes with many more arriving daily.  A special promotion is being offered to help save lives.  A similar segment was covered by WSHM–cbs3 Springfield, and the Daily Hampshire Gazette, 8/1. 

7/30/13
Catster- My Cat has Twisty Legs but I Don't Want to Fix Him. The story of Bug who was a Dakin special needs kitten that has grown into a much loved, happy and handsome feline.

7/30/13
WHYN–NewsTalk560- Programs and Events at Dakin.  Interview highlighting Kitten Kaboodle, Primp Your Pit, and Mutts & Mimosas.

7/28/13
Sunday Republican- Dakin Serves the Valley's Animals.  Dakin has served the Pioneer Valley for decades through mergers and expansions.  Article highlights the milestone achievements of the humane society.  Photo of Executive Director Leslie Harris and article appeared front page.   

7/26/13
The Recorder, Neighbors section- What Could Be Better than Sitting with your Dog Sipping Mimosas?  An article to promote Mutts & Mimosas. 

7/14/13
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Alden Credit Union Donates to Dakin.  Opening a new branch, the credit union donates to four organizations including Dakin.                                                  

7/12/13
WGGB–abc40- $5 Felines Adoption Event Helps Homeless Cats Find Homes.  Summertime is the busiest time of year in animal shelters especially for felines.  With more than 200 cats in house, Dakin is offering a special two-day adoption promotion to help cats six months and older go home.  A similar story appeared on WSHM–cbs3Springfield on 7/12 and in The Recorder, 7/13.  A follow-up article appeared in The Recorder announcing the success of the event on 7/19.  112 felines found new homes, among them 90 adult cats.

7/12/13
WGGB–abc40- Dakin Hosts Summer Program for Area Children.  Animal Adventures, a week long educational program for ages 6-8, provides area children with diverse opportunities to learn about and spend hands on time with animals.

7/8/13
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Editorial: Dakin Humane Society Pushes Closer to Founder's Goals.  Dakin has made great strides in its decade’s long history.  With a commitment to the community at the time of its expansion into Hampden County, the organization is fulfilling its promise to not only find homes for animals but to prevent animals from becoming homeless through its many programs and services. 

7/7/13
Sunday Republican - Parvovirus a Preventable Disease.  Monthly article penned by Leslie Harris explaining the potentially deadly virus and its preventability.  Dakin offers weekly low cost vaccine clinics for low income members of the community.

7/4/13
WGGB–abc40- Keeping Pets Safe in Hot Weather.  With oppressive heat blanketing the Valley, Dakin offers potentially life-saving tips on keeping pets cool and comfortable.

7/1/13
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Dakin Humane Society Makes Progress at Ending Animal Homelessness. Nearly four years after expanding its programs and services to include all of the Pioneer Valley and beyond, Dakin is meeting with great success not only with adoption programs but with preventing animal homelessness.  A similar article ran in The Recorder, 7/22

6/28/13
The Recorder- Xeric Foundation Awards Grant to Dakin.  Xeric Foundation awards grant of $3,000 to help support Dakin’s Pet Food Aid programs. 

6/19/13
WGGB–abc40- Protecting Pets Against the Deadly Parvo Virus.  After a recent outbreak of parvo virus in two Massachusetts counties, Dakin veterinarian Sherri Therrien offers advice about the importance of protecting pets from this deadly virus through vaccination.  Dakin offers weekly low cost vaccination clinics for low income members of the community.

6/8/13
WWLP–22News- New Group of Dixie Dogs Arrive at Dakin. In just two weeks, Dakin has received nearly 30 dogs from the South find new adoption opportunities. A similar story appeared on WGGB-abc40. 

6/6/13
The Recorder- Estate Planning Seminar Offered.  Charitable giving seminars offered at Dakin in Springfield and in Leverett.

6/2/13
Sunday Republican- Adopting?  Visit an Animal Shelter.  Monthly article by Leslie Harris advocating the happy experience of adopting from an animal shelter.  Despite promotional messages that share the importance of thinking adoption first, many people believe visiting a shelter is a sad experience.  Not so!            

6/1/13
WWLP–22News- Homeward Bound.  Dozens of adult cats find new homes as part of the $5 Feline adoption event at Dakin. 

5/31/13
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- June is Adopt-a-Cat Month.  In celebration of June, Adopt-a-Cat month, MassAppeal is live at Dakin Humane Society today.  Segments included $5 Feline Adoption event, adopting FIV+ cats, the Cat Pavilion Porthole Project, Dakin Humane Awards celebration, and Animal Adventures summer program.  WWLP–22News promoted the upcoming live show, 5/31.

5/31/13
WHYN–NewsTalk560- Humane Awards:  Last Day to Nominate a Hero. 

5/30/13
Reminder Publications- $5 Felines Adoption Event at Dakin! June is Adopt-a-Cat month and Dakin has a lot of wonderful adult cats (one year and older) in need of loving homes.  To help make good matches happen, all cats (one year and older) can go home during a two day event (5/31 and 6/1) for just $5! 

5/29/13
WSPR and WACM- Did You Know?  Promotional interviews for PSC Pediatric Spay/Neuter grant program.  (Edwin Garcia)

5/28/13
Recorder- Dakin Humane Society Offers $20 Spay/Neuter Surgery for Puppies and Kittens During June. Dakin is partnering with PetSmart Charities to offer special pricing on pediatric spay/neuter surgery during the month of June as part of the Did You Know? Campaign which refers to the early age that puppies and kittens can become pregnant.   Promotion of the PetSmart Charities grant funded program for early spay/neuter also took place on Latino radio stations WSPR and WACM, 5/29.

5/24/13
WWLP–22News- If Your Pet Gets Sprayed by a Skunk.  What product or formula for your pet works best.

5/8/13
Republican- Dakin Looking for Stars in the Community. Dakin is asking for the community’s help in recognizing extraordinary people and individuals for the Dakin Humane Awards celebration in October. 

5/5/13
Sunday Republican- Foster Homes for Pets Needed.  Monthly article penned by Leslie Harris highlighting the live saving work of volunteer foster caregivers.

4/30/13
The Recorder- Dakin Offers Weekly Low Cost Vaccination Clinics for Low Income Community.

4/25/13
The Recorder, Valley Pets supplement-  The New Face of Animal Sheltering.  Life saving successes from the front lines of animal welfare.  Highlights Dakin’s fulfillment of their Three Year Plan.  The same article appeared in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

4/25/13
WAMC–Northeast Public Radio- Southern Dogs Get a Second Chance at Dakin. Exploring the history of the Dixie Dog transport program at Dakin and the reasons the humane society can serve local animals first and still have room to help those from overcrowded shelters in the South.

4/23/13
WWLP–22News- Rock to the Rescue Teams Up with Dakin.  Related stories appeared on WGGB-abc40, and WSHM-cbs3Springfield and WAQY, 102.FM, The nonprofit foundation founded by STYX frontman, Tommy Shaw, donated a signed guitar to be raffled at the evening’s concert with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Dakin. 

4/18/13
Valley Advocate- Dakin Named Best Local Non Profit.  Dakin also placed first in Best Place for Dog Training and third place for Best Charity Event for Dakin Humane Awards.

4/17/13
WGBY–Channel 57- Dakin Humane Society Programs and Milestones.  A Connecting Point interview with Leslie Harris highlighting Dakin’s many programs and services including the milestone accomplishments achieved in the three years since Dakin expanded into Hampden County.

4/13/13
WWLP–22News- More Dixies Make Their Way North.  Arrival of 14 new dogs from Montgomery County, Texas through Dakin’s partnership with Operation Pets Alive.

4/8/13
The Recorder- Pets Enrich our Lives. Article reflecting on the companionship and love our pets give us and encouraging readers to think of adopting a homeless animal. 

4/7/13
Sunday Republican- Leash Laws for Cats Not Good Policy.  Leash laws for cats do not work.  Instead, cities and towns should consider ordinances which address nuisance cat behaviors and humane regulation on feral cat colony management which better protects public welfare and health while protecting animals.

4/4/13
NewsTalk 560- Reducing Stray Holding Period from 10 days to Seven.  Benefits of reducing the time an animal is held by three days. 

3/23/13
WWLP–22News- First Dixie Dogs of the Spring Arrive at Dakin. Fourteen dogs, all shapes and sizes, arrive at Dakin.  Dakin receives these dogs twice monthly in partnership with Operation Pets Alive in Montgomery County, Texas. 

3/16/13
Daily Hampshire Gazette, Letter to the Editor- Praise for Florence Savings Bank.  Reader praises Florence Savings Bank for their Adopt-a-Pet Day at the bank and praise for Dakin in the thorough manner they adopt cats in addition to the organization’s assistance to the community.

3/8/13
The Recorder-  International Women’s Day.  Leslie Harris featured as one of 12 outstanding women changing the face of Franklin County. 

3/7/13
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Irresistible!  Photo accompanied caption celebrating Adopt-a-Pet Day at Florence Savings Bank in conjunction with the Customer Choice Awards.  (Front page, above the fold, Cities & Towns section)

3/3/13
Sunday Republican- Tips for Adopting Out of State Dogs.  Monthly article written by Leslie Harris giving cautionary advice about adopting transported dogs sight unseen and where loose quarantine regulations may put community dogs at risk.

3/1/13
The Republican- International Women’s Day.  Springfield native, Candy Lash, featured relative to journey into animal welfare.

2/26/13
WWLP–22News, MassAppealIt's Dakin Day on MassAppeal.  MassAppeal took the show on the road and aired the hour long broadcast live from Dakin in honor of Spay Day USA.  Every day is Spay Day at Dakin.

2/25/13
WWLP–22News- Animal Welfare Agencies Receive Custody of 43 Rescued Cats in Ludlow.  The Springfield Housing Court has granted custody to MSPCA, Animal Rescue League and Dakin Humane Society who all worked collaboratively to assist cats abandoned in a home in Ludlow. 

2/23/13
WWLP–22News- Dixie Dogs Continue to Find Homes in Western MA.  The latest arrival of dogs from Texas will be available for adoption in a few days.  Dakin is now receiving dogs twice monthly in partnership with Operation Pets Alive in Montgomery County, Texas. 

2/21/13
Republican- Dakin Gives Sandy Cats Shelter.  Dakin reaches out to help dozens of cats impacted by the storm giving them new opportunities for adoption while assisting the animal welfare organizations in New York and New Jersey.

2/15/13
WWLP–22News- Custody Sought for Ludlow Cats.  Dakin is assisting MSPCA Law Enforcement and the Animal Rescue League of Boston in caring for more than 42 cats that have been removed from a condemned home in Ludlow.  The MSPCA is awaiting a request for custody pending a hearing on 2/25.

2/14/13
WGGB–abc40- Love Somebunny at Dakin.  Dakin’s annual Valentine event to promote adoptions and raise awareness about the joys of having an indoor bunny as a pet. February is National Adopt-a-Rabbit Month.  A similar story appeared on WWLP–22News; WHYN–NewsTalk 560; and in The Recorder, 2/8.

2/8/13
WWLP–22News- Dozens of Cats Rescued from Condemned House in Ludlow. In what was described as a dire emergency, 36 abandoned cats were taken from a condemned house.  Dakin is working with the MSPCA and Animal Rescue League in providing care for 13 of the cats.

2/3/13
Sunday Republican- Beat the Heat.  Monthly column penned by Leslie Harris advocating spay surgery for cats for health reasons.  Common myths and facts are highlighted regarding feline reproduction.

2/1/13
WWLP–22News- Capitol Cats Arrive from Washington.  20 cats ranging from kitten to five years arrive at Dakin Humane Society in an effort to help offset high numbers of cats and kittens in the Washington D.C. Humane Society.

1/31/13
WGGB–abc40- Meals on Wheels for Pets.  Dakin’s Pet Food Aid programs help keep families together and prevent animals from becoming homeless.

1/30/13
WSPR and WACM- Beat the Heat.  Promotional interviews to encourage participation in PSC grant funded program.  (Edwin Garcia)

1/26/13
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Dakin Advises Cat Caregivers to Beat the Heat. A related article appeared in The Recorder, 1/24.

1/26/13
WWLP–22News- Dixie Transport Arrives at Dakin.  Coverage of the arrival of the second group of Dixies to arrive this month. 

1/25/13
WHYN–NewsTalk560- Beat the Heat.  Promotion of the special, grant funded program through PetSmart Charities was promoted.  In addition, upcoming Dixie dog transport on 1/26 and Dakin’s help with Sandy cats.

1/23/13
WWLP–22News- Dakin Helps Cats from New York and New Jersey Affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Dakin received 20 cats from the Hudson Valley Humane Society via HSUS on 1/19/13 and an additional 20 cats from Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City, NJ on 1/23/13.  The cats on the first transport were mature felines living in a single residence destroyed by the storm.  The second transport consisted of kittens ranging in age from two months to one year.  Similar stories appeared on WSHM–cbs3Springfield, 1/24 and The Republican, 1/26.  A similar story appeared on the HSUS website, 1/26. 

1/21/13
Republican- Dakin Humane Society an Oasis of Love and Compassion.  Letter to the Editor penned by an adopter praising Dakin staff for their kindness and compassion.

1/18/13
Recorder- Dakin to Offer Low Cost Vaccination and Microchip Clinic.  Saturday’s clinic publicized in addition to the benefits of adopting from Dakin. 

1/12/13
WGGB–abc40- Dixie Dogs Arrive in Springfield.  Nine dogs arrived via transport from Montgomery County Texas.  This is part of a bimonthly transport through Dakin’s partnership with Operation Pets Alive in Montgomery County to help dogs from its overpopulated Southern shelters find new homes. 

1/12/13
WWLP–22News- Microchip Reunites Cat with Family.  A cat from Maryland who accompanied his family to Easthampton over the holiday got away.  Found by a Good Samaritan in Southampton, the cat was brought to Dakin and thanks to a microchip, he was returned to his family.  A similar story appeared on WGGB–abc40. 

1/8/13
Reminder Publications- Does Your Dog Need C.L.A.S.S.? Promotion of Dakin’s new Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) training programs and specialty classes all beginning in January.

1/6/13
WWLP– 22News- Benefits of Adding Bittering Agent to Antifreeze.  Two years ago, the Legislature passed a law requiring manufacturers to add a bittering agent in one-gallon and five-gallon containers of antifreeze and engine coolant to prevent pets from licking up the liquid. The latest legislation requires the agent to be added to 55-gallon drums.  This new law went into effect on January 1, 2013. 

1/3/13
WGGB–abc40- Microchip Reunites Amherst Family.  A cat missing for three months was found and returned to her very happy family after missing for three months.  A similar story ran on cb3Springfield.

9/28/12
Greenfield Community Television- Dakin to Offer Low Cost Vaccination and Microchip Clinics

9/21/12
Reminder Publications- Paws for a Cause

9/14/12
The Republican- Dakin to Honor Dogs, People at Humane Awards Celebration

9/6/12
WWLP-22News- Dakin Community Spay/Neuter Clinic Reaches Milestone

8/25/12
WWLP-22News- Dogs Travel a Long Way to Find Good Homes

7/31/12
Greenfield Community Television- Dakin Receives $9,750 Grant
Reminder Publications Online- Similar Story

7/16/12
WWLP-22News- Soaring Heat Poses Dangers to Children and Animals

7/11/12
WWLP-22News- Dakin Brings Services to the Community
SayHelloSpot- Therapy Dog to Visit Animal Adventures

7/8/12
WSHM-cbs3Springfield- A Lucky Cat's New Home
WGGB-abc40- Similar Story

7/7/12
Brattleboro Reformer- The New Face of Dakin in Leverett

7/4/12
The Republican- Cat Stuck in Tree Rescued

7/1/12
Reminder Publications- Fourth of July and Summer Safety Tips for Pets

6/21/12
WWLP-22News- Two Dogs Die in Car

6/20/12
WGGB-abc40- Tips to Keep Safe in Hot Weather

6/17/12
WHMP-AM1400/1240/FM96.9, Heavy Petting- Two Kittens in Need of a Home in Adopt-a-Cat Month

6/13/12
WMAS-94.7, Waggin' Wednesday- June is Adopt-a-Cat Month

6/11/12
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Adoptions Gear Up at Renovated Leverett Adoption Center

6/1/12
Daily Hampshire Gazette- "Shelter Me" and Dakin

5/31/12
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Dakin Helps Local Dogs and Dogs from the South

5/30/12
WHMP, Heavy Petting Segment- Featured Animal- Fritz

5/29/12
WGGB-abc40, 40 in the Morning- Buster's Buddies
ZooToo- Rescue Groups Cope with Rabbits

5/28/12
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal-
Featured Animal, Amy, a Dixie Dog Transport

5/28/2012
WWLP-22News
- Stolen Birds Found
WGGB-abc40/FOX6-Similar Story
The Republican- Similar Story

5/24/12
WWLP-22News- Birds Stolen from Dakin

5/22/12
WWLP-22News- Dixie Puppies Arrive by Air Transport

5/21/12
WHMP, Heavy Petting- Featured Animal- Tokyo

5/16/12
WWLP-22News- Leverett Adoption Center Opens New Cat Adoption Area
Greenfield Community Television- Similar Story

5/10/12
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Adoption and Dog & Baby Connection Workshop at Dakin
MassLive- Dakin Participates in Yappy Valley Community Dog Show

5/9/12
WHMP, Heavy Petting- Birds of a Feather

5/2/12
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Dakin to Honor Animal Advocates

4/26/12
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Bonded Birds Make Joyful Companions

4/19/12
Valley Advocate, Best of edition- Dakin Voted Best Local Non-Profit and Second Place for Dog Training

4/5/12
West Roxbury Patch- Lots of Bunnies Surrendered to Dakin and MSPCA

4/4/12
WWLP-22News- Dakin Welcomes Second Flight of Dixie Dogs

4/3/12
WGGB-abc40/Fox 6- Easter Bunnies as Gifts
Nicknews.com- Similar Story

3/30/12
WWLP-22News- 70 Rabbits Taken from Home in Springfield
The Republican- Similar Story

3/28/12
WWLP-22News- Protecting Your Pet from Parvo Virus

3/24/12
WWLP-22News- Dixie Dog Transport Arrives!

3/23/12
PR.COM- Dakin Receives Grant

3/22/12
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- A Dynamic Duo
The Republican- Community Effort Helps Feral Cats Humanely

3/21/12
WWLP-22News- Dakin Assists with 20 Cats from Monson
cbs3-Springfield-Similar Story
WGGB-abc40/FOX6- Similar Story
WWLP-22News- Dakin Community Spay/Neuter Clinic Celebrates Milestone

3/18/12
WGGB-abc40- Dakin Marches in Holyoke's St. Patrick's Day Parade

3/12/12
ZooToo Pet News- Adopting Cats with FIV

3/9/12
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- You Could Save Your Pet's Life

3/7/12
WGGB-abc40- Florence Savings Bank Helps Local Animals Find New Homes
The Republican-Similar Story

3/5/12
MassLive- Dakin Helps Longmeadow with TNR for Feral Cats

3/2/12
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Dakin Participates in VINS Dog Show

2/22/12
WWLP-22News- The First Air Transport of Dixie Dogs Arrive in Western MA

2/18/12
MotherLove- Preparing Your Dog for Baby

2/10/12
WWLP-22News- Surrendered Setters Available

2/8/12
Greenfield Community Television- Everybody can Love Somebunny this Valentine's Day
Daily Hampshire Gazette-Dakin Helps 10 Irish Setters
WGGB-abc40/FOX6- Similar Story

2/3/12
The Republican- Dakin Helps 10 Irish Setters
WWLP-22News-Similar Story
WGGB-abc40/FOX6- Similar Story

2/2/12
The Recorder- Beat the Heat: Dakin Spays Pet Cats for $20
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal-Dakin Dog Joins Dave's Pet Chat
CBS3-Springfield- Southwick Seeks Ways to Handle Feral Cats
Agawam Advertiser News- Similar Story

1/27/12
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Get Lucky!

1/21/12
WWLP-22News- Second Transport of Dixie Dogs Arrive in Snowy Springfield

1/19/12
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Benevolent Man Donates to Charities to Celebrate His Birthday

1/18/12
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Dakin Reports Uptick in Number of Animals Needing Homes

1/16/12
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Renovation, Expansion Approved for Dakin Adoption Center in Leverett

1/12/12
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- January is National Train Your Dog Month

1/11/12
WWLP-22News- Leverett ZBA Approves Dakin Expansion

1/7/12
WWLP-22News- Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society Welcomes First Dog Transport Since the June Tornado

1/6/12
WWLP-22News- 28 Cats Rescued from Breeder's Home

1/5/12
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Winter is a Great Time to Adopt a Teenage Kitty

12/29/11
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Take Home a Kitty in 2012!

12/22/11
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Consider Adopting During the Holidays

12/20/11
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Dakin to Expand Leverett Adoption Center

12/15/11
WGGB-abc40- Dog Groomer Facing Charges

12/12/11
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Northampton DPW's Holiday Event Nets Stuffed Animals for Dakin

12/8/11
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Home for the Holidays!

12/5/11
Reminder Publications- Black Friday Felines a Success!

12/2/11
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Pet Questions Answered!
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Holiday Donations for Dakin

11/11/11
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society Hits Animal Welfare Milestone

11/4/11
WWLP-22News- Animal Advocates Honored at the Dakin Humane Awards Celebration

11/2/11
The Republican- Animals Offered Temporary Digs

10/27/11
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Introducing MassAppeal's New Weekly Pet of the Week

10/20/11
WSHM-cbs3Springfield- Dakin Making Strides in Helping Animals

10/17/11
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Pit Bull Awareness Day

10/13/11
WWLP-22News- 18 Guinea Pigs Abandoned in Forest Park
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal-Dakin Humane Awards Celebration
El Pueblo Latino- Dakin Humane Awards Celebration Honors Animals and Advocates in the Pioneer Valley

10/2/11
Sunday Republican- Maligned and Misunderstood

9/30/11
WWLP-22News- Homes Needed for More than 200 Cats
Reminder Online- Dakin Humane Awards Celebration Honors Animals and Advocates

9/25/11
ZooToo- Hot Jobs for Cool Pets

9/13/11
BusinessWest- People on the Move

9/12/11
The Republican- United Bank Aids in Tornado Relief

8/21/11
Greenfield Community Television- CFC Seeks GLH

8/17/11
WWLP-22News- Lost Cat Found Thanks to Microchip

7/25/11
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Dakin Seeks Community's Help for Humane Awards Nominations
Reminder Publications- Dakin Seeks Humane Award Nominations

7/22/11
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Feline Frenzy

7/21/11
The Republican- Help for Pets

7/19/11
WGGB-abc40- Protecting Pets from Summer's Heat
CBN News- related story

7/15/11
WWLP-22News- Fundraiser Held to Benefit Dakin

7/8/11
The Republican- Dakin Needs Community Support
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Rescue Me- An Event to Benefit Dakin
The Republican- related article

7/5/11
BusinessWest- Making Changes

6/30/11
WWLP-22News- Fourth of July Safety Tips

6/22/11
Reminder Publications- Rescue Me: An Event to Benefit Dakin
Worcester Telegram- Volunteer Puts Others Before Self

6/21/11
The Republican- Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society Withdraws from National Competition

6/17/11
WAMC-Northeast Public Radio- Animal Welfare Organizations Help Pets Impacted by Tornado

6/13/11
Reminder Publications- Community Meeting to Update Residents on Help Available

6/10/11
Boston Globe- Dogs Find New Homes
Eagle Tribune- related story
Waltham Patch- After the Tornadoes: How You Can Help

6/8/11
WGGB-abc40- Cleaner Helps Humane Society Reopen
MassLive- related story
WWLP-22News- Tower Square Employees Donate to Help People and Animals

6/7/11
WGGB-abc40- Tornado Assistance Resource Guide from the Mayor of Springfield

6/3/11
WGGB-abc40- Shots Ring Out in Heart of Tornado Destruction

6/2/11
The Republican-  Devastating Tornadoes Bring Out the Best in Some People

5/25/11
Reminder Publications-  Pause for Paws

5/24/11
WWLP-22News- Vandals Target Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society
CBS3Springfield- related story
The Republican- related story

5/20/111
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Dog Bite Prevention Week
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Dogs and Storks
Daily Hampshire Gazette- The Purr-fect Match- Dakin Introduces New Program for Cats
WGGB-abc40- related story

5/16/11
The Republican-  Dakin to Appear in Series of Television Ads for Republican

5/12/11
The Republican-  People, Pooches Parade in Yappy Valley Contest

5/8/11
Sunday Republican- More Time Set for Dog Debate
Sunday Republican- Dogs Can Have Phobic Reactions
WWLP-22News- 30th Annual Gay Pride Parade

4/21/11
Valley Advocate, Best of Edition-  Best Local Charity

4/11/11
WWLP-22News MassAppeal-  Foster Homes Needed

4/3/11
WWLP-22News- Animal Lovers Protect Their Pets
Sunday Republican- Rabbits Make Great Pets

4/1/11
The Republican-  West Springfield Will Soon Solve Absence of Animal Control

3/21/11
Reminder Publications-  Dakin Takes in 20 Rescues from Alabama Hoarder

3/17/11
MassLive/El Pueblo Latino-  Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society Receives Major grant to Help Pet Cats

3/15/11
Dakin Receives Grant from Petsmart Charities to Spay/Neuter Pet Cats
The Republican- Wagging Tails Tell Real Story

3/14/11
WGGB-abc40/fox6- Dakin Provides Safe Haven for 18 Dogs Seized in Massive Hoarding Case in Alabama
WWLP-22News- Similar Story
MassLive.com- Similar Story

3/12/11
WWLP-22News- Six Flags Delivers for Dakin

3/6/11
Sunday Republican- Some Cats Adoptable Despite Incurable FIV

2/23/11
WSHM-cbs3Springfield- Debarked Dog in Need of New Home

2/19/11
The Republican- Dakin Participates in Not Your Typical Dog Show

2/13/11
The Republican-
Strays Unleashed in West Side

2/8/11
WWLP-22News- Cat Survives Being Trapped in Car Engine
WSHM-cbs3Springfield- Similar Story
The Republican- Similar Story

2/6/11
Sunday Republican- Programs Help with Pet Food

1/23/11
WSHM-cbs3Springfield- Keeping Pets Safe When Winter's Cold Arrives
WWLP-22News- Who To Choose?

1/17/11
Reminder Publications- Doggie Biggest Loser Contest to Benefit Dakin

1/12/11
WSHM-cbs3Springfield- Dakin Helping to Reunite West Springfield Strays with Their Families
WGGB-abc40- Similar Story

1/4/11
WSHM-cbs3Springfield- Neglected Pit Bull Puppy Gets Much-Needed Help at Dakin
WSHM-cbs3Springfield- New Law Aimed at Preventing Deaths from Antifreeze

12/29/10
The Republican- STCC Faculty/Staff Help Dakin

12/24/10
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Golden Hearts: Doris Holden Retired?

12/22/10
WSHM-cbs3Springfield- Local College Donates to Dakin
Wilbraham Town Employees Donate to Dakin

12/14/10
Western Mass Women Magazine- Wrap Your Year Up Right: Give the Gift of Love

12/8/10
The Republican- Dog Survives Plane Crash in Leverett

12/7/10
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Giving Pets as Gifts Can be the Best Gift Ever
WGGB-abc40 & Fox 6 Springfield- Protecting Your Pets During Cold Weather

12/5/10
Sunday Republican- The Best Christmas Gift Ever!

11/27/10
Daily Hampshire Gazette- The New Black Friday- Dakin Hopes to Find Homes for Many Black Cats

11/26/10
WWLP-22News- Celebrate Black Cat Friday at Dakin
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Related Story
ASPCA website- Humane Society Spay/Neuter Clinic Marks Milestone

11/5/10
WSHM-cbs3Springfield- Dixie Dogs Come to the Pioneer Valley

10/29/10
WWLP-22News- 22News- Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween

10/25/10
Daily Hampshire Gazette- After School Enrichment Includes Animals
WGGB-abc40- Local Humane Societies Partner to Raise Awareness for Pit Bulls
The Republican- Related Story
WWLP-22News, MassAppeal- Related Story

10/23/10
WSHM-cbs3Springfield- Reunion of Rescued Pit Bulls
WGGB-abc40- Celebrating Pit Bull Awareness Day

10/22/10
The Republican- National Pit Bull Awareness Day to be Celebrated Locally

10/8/10
WGGB-abc40- Dakin Celebrates Adopt-a-Dog Month

10/3/10
Sunday Republican- Pit Bulls Get Bad Publicity

9/29/10
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Amherst Town Meeting to Consider a Dog's Life

9/7/10
Cheeseburger.com- Captain Chip Makes the Big Time

8/30/10
The Pet Work- Spay/Neuter Cats & Kittens for $25 at Dakin

8/25/10
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Girl Scout Fosters Kittens to Win Community Gold

8/21/10
WWLP-22News- Dakin Takes Kitten Adoptions on the Road
WSHM-cbs3Springfield- Similar Story

8/5/10
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Dakin Continues Summer Sale to Save Lives

8/4/10
WGGB-abc40- Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Expansion to Hampden County
The Republican- Filling Big Shoes

8/3/10
The Republican- Animal Planet to Feature Dixie Dog

8/1/10
WHSM-cbs3Springfield- Still Saving Lives One Year Later
The Sunday Republican- Many Reasons Behind Barking

7/30/10
WWLP-22News- Birds Available for Adoption

7/29/10
The Republican- Feathers Ruffled as Birds Relocate

7/28/10
WWLP-22News- Dozens of Birds Rescued
WGGB-abc40- Related Story
WSHM-cbs3Springfield- Related Story

7/27/10
WHSV.com- Dogs Headed North

7/21/10
Worcester Telegram & Gazette- Cat Shelter Closing Its Doors
WGGB-abc40- New Law Puts an End to Surgical Devocalization

7/20/10
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Threats and Pets

7/16/10
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Dreaming of North Hill
WGGB-abc40- Cats Rescued from Hoarding
The Republican- Two Dozen Cats Taken from House
WWLP-22News- Cats Found Condemned Home

7/14/10
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Crammed with Cats, Adoption Center Take action to Save Lives

7/6/10
WGGB-abc40- Keeping Pets Cool

7/2/10
WWLP-22News
-
Summer Celebration Precautions for Pets

6/14/10
WWLP-22News
- - From Animal Abuse to Human

6/9/10
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Dakin Poised to Help with Puppy Problems

5/18/10
WGGB-abc40- Holyoke City Council Considers Feeding Ban for Feral Cats

5/16/10
Sunday Republican- You'll Get the Warm and Fuzzies at the Plant Sale to Benefit the Animals

4/28/10
Chicopee Herald- Fines for Feral Feeding?

4/15/10
Valley Advocate Best of the Valley- Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society is Best Local Non-Profit

4/4/10
Sunday Republican- Stepping Out with Your Best Friend

3/26/10
Amherst Bulletin- Love Notes for Dakin

3/15/10
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Keep Easter Bunnies Indoors

3/4/10
WWLP-22News- Adopt a Pet Day a Success

2/26/10
WWLP-22News- Banking on Dakin

2/16/10
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Kids' Best Fest, Benji and Dakin

2/14/10
WWLP-22News- Bartenders and Beer Raise Money for Animals

2/13/10
Faster Times- Love Somebunny
Daily Hampshire Gazette- The Woodbury's Generosity

2/2/10
WGGB-abc40- Greyhound Racing Debate Continues

1/14/10
Blog Spotter (new feature in Daily Hampshire Gazette)- Highlighted two Dakin dogs, Silas and Milo, going to NEADS (Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans)

1/10/10
WGGB-abc40- Cold Weather Safety Tips for Pets

12/29/09
WGGB-abc40- A Helping Paw

12/16/09
USA Today- Silas Was Meant to Be

12/15/09
WWLP-22News- Dakin Pioneer Valley Receives Major Gift for Behavior and Training Program

12/8/09
WWLP-22News- Dakin Community Spay/Neuter Clinic Reaches a Milestone

12/6/09
Sunday Republican- Think Before Adding a Furry Family Member

12/3/09
Reminder Online- Carmelina's Hosts Holiday Raffle to Benefit Dakin

12/1/09
The Republican, Opinion/Editorial- For Greyhounds: Finally a Dog's Life

11/26/09
The Republican- Greyhound Adoptions

11/25/09
WAMC-Northeast Public Radio- Homes Sought for Retired Racers

11/23/09
WHEC-News 10, Rochester, NY- Miracle Pup

11/21/09
ohmidog! Online - Boy with Autism Finds Dog
Autism News- Little Dog Helps Autistic Boy

11/20/09
Ohio.com/Akron Beacon Journal- Little Lost Dog for Months in Masachusetts Woods is Found
WKYC-TV Cleveland- Little Dog Lost for 100 Days

11/16/09
WWLP-22News - Fill Up and Help Out Local Charities

11/14/09
WSHM-cbs3Springfield- The Big Catastrophe

11/2/09
WWLP-22News - Meals on Wheels to Help Pets Expands in Hampshire County

10/28/09
WSHM-cbs3Springfield - Zoo Animals Help Homeless Animals

9/14/09
The Republican - Certified Pre-Owned Cats

9/7/09
The Republican, Cries & Whispers section - Flattery will Get You...

9/4/09
WWLP 22News - Certified Pre-Owned Cats
Amherst Bulletin- Dakin Mission Finds Wider Realm

8/21/09
The Republican - It's Time to Adopt

8/19/09
WGGB-abc40 - 
End of Greyhound Racing in Massachusetts Draws Near

8/18/09
WGGB-abc40 - Heat Takes Toll on Pets
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Pilates for a Cause

8/15/09
Daily Hampshire Gazette - Humane Warriors
The Republican- Dakin Sets Goal
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Dakin's Darlings: Pooch Posing Event
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Fundraising Key to Dakin Mission

8/12/09
WWLP- 22News - Adoption Center Overflowing
Daily Hampshire Gazette- Inn Reprises Event

8/9/09
Sunday Republican - Complex Battles Cat Problem

8/8/09
Daily Hampshire Gazette - Deerfield Inn Hosts Special Nights for Dogs and Admirers

8/4/09
Reminder Publications - Humane Society Restores Services

8/1/09
WGGB-abc40 - Grand Opening
WWLP-22News- Grand Opening
The Republican- Grand Opening

7/31/09
WWLP-22News - Grand Opening Preview
WHSM-cbs3Springfield- New Adoption Center Ready to Open
WAMC Northeast Public Radio- Adoption Center to Reopen

7/29/09
WWLP-22News - Tips to Help Pets Beat the Summer Heat
CoStar Group- Humane Society Buys Springfield Facility

7/28/09
The Republican - Animal Shelter Fills Major Need

7/24/09
The Republican - Animal Facility to Reopen

7/21/09
WAMC Radio - Dakin Pioneer Valley Moves Forward

7/19/09
Hampshire Life - To the Rescue
The Sunday Republican - Mutts & Muttinis Event at the Deerfield Inn

7/17/09
WGGB abc40 - Move in Day: A New Beginning, A Second Chance

7/14/09
WWLP-22News - 
Breed Bans

7/13/09
Daily Hampshire Gazette - "Picture This" Benefit with photographer Sarah Prall

7/4/09
WWLP-22News - Fourth of July Pet Tips

6/17/09
WWLP-22News - Keep Pets Safe

6/11/09
Examiner.com- Boston- Dixie Dogs

6/4/09
WWLP-22News - Coyotes Have Some on Edge

5/23/09
Daily Hampshire Gazette - Dakin Appreciates Press Support

5/22/09
WWLP-22News - Keep Pets Safe

5/21/09
Amherst Bulletin - Dakin Steps In

5/17/09
Daily Hampshire Gazette - D
PVHS Expansion Still Means Service to Franklin and Hampshire Counties

5/8/09
The Recorder - Animal Shelter to Remain in Leverett 

5/7/09
The Recorder - Pet Shelter Needs Tug at Rowe Girl's Heart

5/6/09
WWLP-22News - Plans Move Ahead

5/4/09
The Reminder - Closed MSPCA Site Finds New Owner

5/1/09
The Republican Dakin Humane Society to Buy MSPCA Facility
Daily Hampshire GazetteDakin to Take Over MSPCA's Pet Center
AP/Gazettenet.com -Dakin Buys MSPCA Shelter in Springfield

4/30/09
WWLP-22NewsFormer MSPCA Facility Gets New Life
WWLP-22News -  Shelter Gets New Lease on Life 
WGGB-abc40Dakin Humane to Take Springfield MSPCA Building
WSHM-cbs3 Springfield and Boston HeraldTwo of Three Closed MSPCA Shelters to Reopen
WSHM-cbs3 Springfield -Animal Shelter Moving into Former MSPCA Building 
WAMC-Northeast Public Radio - 90.3 FM/1400 AM -Western Mass Animal Shelter to Reopen

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