Pet Corner: Stitch

Hampden County

Name: Stitch
Location: Springfield: Dakin Humane Society
Breed: Domestic shorthair mix
Gender: Male
Age: 10 years
Color: Orange

Stitch is a remarkable kitty for a few reasons… he’s super friendly, he doesn’t want to be adopted alone (we’re adopting him out with his BFF Abel, another handsome orange feline), and he has peculiar ears. Before he came to Dakin, Stitch had ear infections, and his scratching left his ears misshapen. His hearing is fine, but his ears will always have that interesting shape! Stitch has lived with lots of different people and loves them all. His family described him as “talkative, playful and affectionate.” When asked what his best trait is, his family said “lovable.”

Click here to learn more about Stitch >>

Abel is a 7 year old kitty who came to Dakin with his friend Stitch. Because they’re super close and best friends, we will be adopting them out together, but keeping their adoption fee at $59 each per kitty. Abel is shyer than his outgoing pal Stitch, but his family describes him also as “lovable” and “affectionate.” Abel, like Stitch, got along very well with other pets in the house.

Click here to learn more about Abel >>

Events/Other Topics

Dakin Needs Foster Caregivers! As spring begins and summer approaches, the animal population at Dakin is climbing! Soon we’ll have lots more pets to care for, especially kittens, and we’re seeking people to offer their services as foster caregivers. There are many scenarios in which foster caregivers can offer help, including – but not limited to – the following:

  • Pregnant cats needing a foster home in which to give birth and receive care for herself and her litter until the kittens are 8 weeks old (or ready for adoption)
  • Orphan kittens who require bottle feeding
  • Any Dakin pet who is recovering from a medical procedure and needs short-term extra care in a home setting
  • Any Dakin pet who is finding the shelter environment very overwhelming and is responding by becoming depressed, not eating, or exhibiting anxious behavior that will likely reverse in a home setting

The first step to becoming a foster is to attend a mandatory Volunteer Orientation Sessions. Click here to register for one of our upcoming sessions >>

Who can foster? You can! You need to be at least 18 years old and have transportation. The commitment level is up to you. The more you foster, the more lives you save!

For more information about Dakin Humane Society, please visit

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