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Dakin Humane Society

Dakin Humane Society delivers effective, innovative services that improve the lives of animals in need and the people who care about them. Tax ID 20-5318898


Dakin Humane Society is a community supported animal welfare organization that provides shelter, medical care, spay/neuter services, and behavioral rehabilitation for more than 20,000 animals each year. Since its inception in 1969, Dakin has become one of the most recognized nonprofit organizations in the Pioneer Valley and a national leader in animal welfare.

What We Believe

We believe people are good and will make good decisions for animals when they are treated with kindness and understanding, and when they have enough information and resources.

Our Core Values

At Dakin, we have a set of core values that everyone involved with the organization shares and works every day to uphold. They are:

Integrity - We hold ourselves to the highest standards of transparency, honesty, and respect in our words and actions.

Compassion - We serve all people and animals with open, compassionate hearts and minds.

Optimism - We meet challenges with a spirit of enthusiasm and optimism.

Innovation - We seek out new ways of doing things and embrace change.

Effectiveness  - We work in a way that gets results as efficiently as possible.