Dakin receives animals from eastern Mass., Carolinas

Hampden County

Dakin Humane Society in Springfield has taken in dozens of pets from recent disaster areas. 

The shelter received more than 20 small animals from a shelter in Methuen to make room for animals displaced by last week’s explosions in the Merrimack Valley. Dakin also received seven dogs Monday from shelters impacted by Hurricane Florence. 

The animals from the eastern part of the state are available for adoption now, but the animals from the Carolinas are currently in quarantine, out of sight from our cameras.

Dakin executive director Carmin DiCenso told 22News, “So when they come in to us, they are put into a separate area of our facility, and quarantined for a full 48-hours. At the end of that 48 hours, they would neeed to be fully examined by our veterinarian to determine if they are healthy. If they are healthy, they go up for adoption.”

Dakin said the dogs evacuated from shelters down south should be available for adoption by Thursday. 

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