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Florence Bank to Host Adopt-a-Pet Day for Dakin Humane Society

FLORENCE — Florence Bank, a mutually owned savings bank serving the Pioneer Valley through nine branch locations, will host its fifth annual Adopt-a-Pet Day for Dakin Humane Society on Wednesday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the bank’s main office lobby at 85 Main St., Florence.

Staff and volunteers from Dakin will be on hand at the bank for what Dakin Executive Director Leslie Harris calls a “meet and greet with animals” — dogs, cats, and possibly even a rabbit or two — all of whom are in need of good homes. Visitors can then complete the adoption process at the Dakin Adoption Center in Springfield later in the day. Florence Bank will also provide gift certificates toward the purchase of pet supplies for all who, that day, are approved to adopt.

“We have always had good luck with the adoption event at Florence Bank, not only with placing of animals through adoption but also raising awareness about the other animals available in Dakin’s adoption centers,” said Harris. “The opportunity to take our animals to the community is one that we love to do. Not only do people get to snuggle with some warm animals, and perhaps even find a new best friend, but it gives us the chance to tell people about the other things that Dakin does. That includes low-cost spay/neuter services, vaccines, dog-training classes, and more. We love meeting other people who love animals.”

Florence Bank has a history of partnering with and supporting Dakin. The organization has been a recipient of the Bank’s $5,000 Customers’ Choice Community Grant program, and has used the funds to support an effort benefiting pet owners who cannot afford to feed their dogs and cats.

“We always look forward to the Adopt-a-Pet Day with our friends from Dakin,” said John Heaps Jr., president and CEO of Florence Bank. They provide a great service for our region, and our customers tell us that they really enjoy the event. We encourage everyone to come by, whether you’re thinking of adopting a pet or just want to visit with a few.”

For additional information on pet adoption though Dakin, call (413) 781-4000 or visit www.dakinhumane.org.

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