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Dakin Humane Society Awarded Grant from License-plate Funds

SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society has received a 2014 grant from the Massachusetts “I’m Animal Friendly” license-plate program. Funds will be used towards Dakin’s low-cost spay and neuter services.

According to Dakin Executive Director Leslie Harris, “this grant, in the amount of $13,000, will be an immense help in our ongoing efforts to curb unwanted pet overpopulation and will be put to good use at our community spay/neuter clinic.”

The “I’m Animal Friendly” license plates are a program of the Massachusetts Animal Coalition. Funds are dispersed annually to organizations that demonstrate a need for — and provide — low-cost spay and neuter services.

Dakin Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need from its two locations in Springfield and Leverett. The organization shelters nearly 6,000 animals every year and provides low-cost spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations to 12,000 more. Dakin is a local, private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that relies solely on contributions from individuals and businesses that care about animals to bring its services to the community. For more information, visit www.dpvhs.org.

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