Standish Humane Society

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




This is Pearl again. I’m a 4yr old beautiful girl who was adopted by a nice man once. Oh how I loved sitting in his lap and keeping him company….but sadly, he could no longer care for me and I’m back to find a new forever home.  I was hoping so much that I would be in a new home by Thanksgiving, but I am still at the shelter.  I’m beginning to think that I am never going to have a forever home again, because I heard one of the volunteers say that we had a lot of  adoptions in November…and I wasn’t one of them.


I feel sad, because I am beginning to think that the only people who like me are the volunteers who take care of me. I love to sit in their laps and have my beautiful silver fur brushed, even though I groom it impeccably.  I just like the way the brush feels, so I pretend that my fur needs to be brushed.  I also love the attention that I get when the volunteers are brushing me.  They talk to me, pet me, and play with me.


 I need to be an only cat because having other cats around me puts me on edge, and  I really don’t like feeling that way—but I  can’t help it.  I want to go to my forever home where my true, sweet personality can blossom and where my humans and I can love and enjoy each other.  If you give me a place in your home and a lap to sit in, I’ll love you to the moon and back.  I promise.


Do you think you could adopt me--please?  It is very stressful for me here, and I really would like a home of my own before the New Year.

 Love and thank you, Pearl

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“Standish Humane Society is thrilled to be the local charity of Planet Subaru for this year’s Share the Love Campaign which started on November 20 and runs until January 2.   For each new Subaru that is purchased or leased, Planet wants to donate $250 to Standish!


Planet Subaru is located at 596 Washington Street, Hanover, MA.  The showroom hours are Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM; Friday 9AM-6PM; Saturday 9AM-5PM and Sunday Noon-4PM.


Please visit Planet Subaru to buy or lease a great automobile while helping the animals of the South Shore and don’t forget to bring some goodies with you to Stuff into the Subaru!!!”

Happy group of Standish volunteers who did the initial stuffing of a Subaru at Planet Subaru in Hanover to celebrate the kickoff of the Share the Love Campaign to benefit Standish Humane Society!  Please stop by the showroom at 596 Washington Street with a donation of food, toys or treats to stuff into the car.  The Standish kitties says “thanks so much for caring!”  While you’re there, check out the great deals on fantastic Subaru models!



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