SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Dakin Humane Society will be hosting “Whisker Wonderland” on Saturday at their Springfield location.

Dakin’s free second-annual holiday craft event, “Whisker Wonderland” will have local artisans offering pet-centric crafts, as well as gifts on Saturday, according to a news release from Dakin. Some of the local vendors include:

  • Auntie’s Best Creations
  • Best Dressed Cup
  • Brodester’s Bandannas
  • Cindy’s Creations
  • Chicken Frosty
  • Diane’s Little Creations
  • Fine Design Solutions
  • Fleece4Fun
  • FroebelArt
  • Gifted Vine
  • Grandma Hubbard’s Candy Cupboard
  • Laura Louise (author)
  • M and M Rustic Designs
  • Make it Wright Creations
  • MJ’s Creative Crochet
  • Noni’s Notions
  • Paintings by Sandy
  • Pet Rocks by LF
  • Sand and Sea
  • Sew Cozy by Abby
  • Sew Kreative
  • Toby’s Treats
  • The Tragic Whale

“We wanted to have an event that brought out all different kinds of pet lovers, cat lovers, guinea pig lovers, dog lovers, but it also was just focused on the community,” expressed Kaitlyn Holloway of the Dakin Humane Society.

Dakin’s Home Again thrift shop will be open at that time to provide additional shopping at the event. There will also be a raffle of donated gifts to support animals at Dakin and their holiday merchandise will be for sale. A bake sale with hot chocolate will also be at the craft event.

“Last year when we introduced Whisker Wonderland, it attracted nearly 300 people,” said Dakin’s Director of Development and Marketing, Stacey Price.  “We got a lot of terrific feedback from shoppers about how they got some great gifts for the animal lovers in their life, which helped with their holiday shopping.  This year we will have even more vendors offering unique gifts inspired by pets at Whisker Wonderland.”

Whisker Wonderland took place on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at its location at 171 Union Street in Springfield. This was the second year the event was hosted, with plans to continue the fundraiser in the future. Donations are always welcome.

Dakin Humane Society is a 501 (c) (3) community-supported animal welfare organization that provides shelter, medical care, and spay/neuter services to over 20,000 animals every year, according to their website.

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