Standish Humane Society   standishhumane@comcast.net

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

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Welcome to Standish Humane Society
 
We are a non-profit, tax-exempt organization of volunteers founded in 1969 dedicated to the care and placement of stray and abandoned pets in southeastern Massachusetts. We operate a no-kill shelter and adoption center in Duxbury, MA.  Through an active placement and reduced cost spay-neuter program, Standish works to reduce the critical pet overpopulation problem.  Standish Humane is dependent on charitable donations to provide for the care of cats and kittens awaiting adoption.  We find Forever Homes for more than 350 cats and kittens annually.
 

 




Meet our Featured Cat of the Week




  

CATALINA

 

My name is Catalina, and I am so excited to be the featured cat this week, because I can't wait to have a forever home.  I am a two year old black and white girl who is so petite I look like a kitten.  I am super cute,  super sweet and super friendly.

 

Because I am so well socialized, the volunteers say that I must have had a home once but then got lost.  When I was alone on the streets, I had a very hard life.  I had to fight for my food and compete with other cats for everything.  (Maybe that is why I want to be the only cat in my forever home.)  Then I found myself at Standish where the volunteers are helping me find a new forever home.  

 

I am a love bug, and I would love to sit with you while you watch television or read.  I would also entertain you with my playful antics.  And I would love you more than you can imagine.

 

If you want unconditional love and a wonderful companion, please call Standish and make an appointment to come to see me.  I will be waiting for your call.

 

 


 
 PetSmart Adoption Center   

After careful consideration, the Board of Directors has decided to discontinue Standish’s operation of the adoption center at the PetSmart store in Braintree.  Although we greatly enjoyed working with the staff at PetSmart and appreciated the additional visibility gained by having a presence in Braintree,  we believe that the small adoption satellite is no longer necessary to properly carry out our mission.  Over the past year, Standish has expanded its roster of wonderful foster homes and  we now have the capacity to care for all kittens in a home-like setting, which we believe is the optimum environment for the little ones.  Kittens can run and play and look out windows 24/7 in the foster homes and easily develop into happy, socialized cats and everyone knows that looking out for the kitties’ best interest is what Standish is all about!  We thank PetSmart for being such a gracious host to Standish for the past three years.

 




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MEET OUR NEW STAFF MEMBERS
Standish Humane Society is pleased to welcome Linny Pritchard as our Assistant Shelter Director. Linny has over 25 years of experience as a veterinary technician, with the bulk of her time spent in a “cats only” animal clinic. Linny has also been a longtime volunteer at the Plymouth Animal Shelter and has extensive experience in cat rescue work. Linny cares passionately about cat rescue, adoptions and spay/neuter and we are thrilled to have her join our team!
Standish Humane Society welcomes Dawne Goncalves to our staff as our Adoption Coordinator/Office Specialist. Dawne has spent most of her adult life working on the administrative side of several veterinary hospitals and she is a person who is very dedicated to the rescue, sheltering and placement of cats and dogs. Dawne is a purrrfect fit for Standish and the kitties are thrilled to have her join the Holmes House staff!