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Leverett Pet-adoption Center to Mark 20th Anniversary with Party

SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society will present a family-friendly party to celebrate its Leverett location’s 20th anniversary. The event takes place Saturday, May 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 163 Montague Road in Leverett.

The event will include face painting, activities, and games for children. Simply Naked Sweets of Belchertown will prepare and donate a birthday cake for the occasion.

“Our staff and board members are pleased to mark this special anniversary,” said Dakin Executive Director Leslie Harris. “Our Leverett adoption center finds homes for more than 30% of our animals, and is a vital resource for people in Hampshire and Franklin counties. It’s also a favorite hangout of animal-loving families around the region.”

The building underwent a significant renovation in 2012 that resulted in additional space for dog-training classes; a bright, new wing just for cats; and expanded parking. Just like its Springfield counterpart, Dakin’s Leverett location offers cats, dogs, kittens, puppies, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small animals for adoption, as well as dog-training classes.

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 organization that relies solely on contributions from individuals and businesses that care about animals to bring its services to the community.

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