Standish Humane Society

P.O. Box 634, Duxbury, MA  02331   781-834-4663

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Welcome to Standish Humane Society
Standish Humane Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1969 dedicated to the care of homeless and needy animals in southeastern Massachusetts. We operate a no-kill shelter and adoption center for cats in Duxbury, MA and a reduced-cost Spay and Neuter Program for dogs and cats. We adopt out an average of 345 cats and kittens annually. Standish Humane is dependent on charitable donations to accomplish our missions.   



Dear Standish Supporters and Volunteers:

Thank you for your fantastic support in 2015!  Your generosity, in time and donations, allowed Standish to uphold its commitment to the animals of southeastern Massachusetts.  Your trust in Standish means the world to us.   Here’s to a happy, healthy and successful 2016 for all of you!

Standish Humane Society Board and Staff


Meet our Featured Cat of the Week



Hi, I'm Pancake, a three year old boy cat with the sweetest disposition imaginable.  I may seem a little shy when I first meet you, but that's because I like to take time to get to know you.  I have beautiful medium length snowy white fur with a coal black tail, black ears, and a little black heart on my nose. I have unusual markings that the volunteers say are very striking.


My personality is very laid back. I love people, and I get along great with the cats in my room at the shelter.  I'm a gentle cat who likes to be petted. I also like to play, just not roughly.  I like it when the volunteers play with me with the laser light or the mouse toy. 


The volunteers have said that there are a whole stack of reasons for anyone to adopt this Pancake.  Here are just a few that I've heard:


1. I am beautiful with unusual markings.

2. I don't have to be an only pet.

3. I make the cutest cooing noise when I am petted, and I am always available for hugs and enjoy all the attention given to me.

4. I am good at quietly entertaining myself when people aren't around.

5.  I am very gentle and very sweet, and I like to chill out just about the time my human companions do.   


If you need one more reason to adopt a beautiful cat named Pancake, I'll warm your winter mornings with my sweet personality and get your day off to a great start.  I would be forever grateful for a forever home.

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Generosity Abounds!

All Paws Rescue was a wonderful rescue and adoption organization operated in Hingham by Margot Quadros.  When All Paws decided to cease operation in 2014, Standish assisted Margot by taking her remaining shelter cats into our Holmes House for adoption.  Margot was  very grateful and has since provided funds to support our mission.   Margot visited Holmes House yesterday with her latest generous donation of over $8,600!  Margot told us that she couldn’t think of another humane organization that was more deserving of support and said ‘Standish does an extraordinary job in helping the animals!’  Many thanks to Margot and please know that Standish will use the funds to make the world a better place for the animals.


Pictured in photo from left:  Nancy Cullen, Standish Director of Development/Fundraising; Margot Quadros; Lynn Allain, Standish Vice President; Linny Pritchard, Standish Assistant Shelter Director.

WISHBONES FOR PETS  Fundraiser a Success.  Read more on our Events page
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