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.   


Meet our Featured Cat of the Week



Hello, this is Lucy Lou, a torbie female. I am an all around great cat with a lot of love to give.  My coat is a silky, beautiful mixture of tabby and tortoiseshell patterns. I am low key and low maintenance but my love for people is definitely very high. I am 8 years old, so I am past my wild kitten days but I have a lot of life ahead of me. Many cats live to be 20 years old or more.


I was adopted from Standish several years ago, and my person and I adored each other. I was her only pet, and she was my best friend.  However, she became very ill and could no longer care for me, so her family brought me back to Standish. 


I miss my beloved owner very much, but the volunteers at Standish make me feel so welcome that I have adjusted to my new home.  I was a happy, carefree cat, who loved to play and to be petted.  But as the days at the shelter turned into weeks, and the weeks into months, I became more and more discouraged. Shelter life is just not for me.  I need a human friend all my own who will love me as much as my owner and I loved each other.  I know that when I find my forever home I will be able to play and be joyful again. 


I love people but, I must say, I prefer to be the only object of your feline affection.  I would be good with most any loving home, and a lap that would allow me to relax there would be icing on the cake. I really don't need help with my grooming, but I do like the way a gentle bushing feels. 


Won't you please consider adopting me?  I have been in the shelter a long time watching a lot of other cats find their forever homes, but no one has picked me as their new best friend.  I really need a new forever home. I promise to be the ideal cat for you.  Love, Lucy Lou


Interested in adopting?  Go to Adoptions page to view available cats
Standish Humane placed 302 cats and kittens in forever homes in 2016

 Be sure to visit our EVENTS page 
to see what's happening !
 Dining for a Cause at the 99 Restaurant in Pembroke on November 8th.
   More information on Events page

The sign furnished by Jimmy Henderson as his Eagle Scout project
 is now installed at the shelter.

Thanks to everyone who donated funds toward this project. 
Does your pet require care that you are struggling to afford? 
Thanks to the Share the Love campaingn, Standish Humane has created the Planet Subaru Home Forever Fund for pet owners who need financial help to care for their beloved pets in their forever homes.  
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On April 25th, 2017, Planet Subaru Purchase Partner Klaire Perkins presented Standish Humane Society President Julie Salamone with a check for $43,703.51.

For every new Subaru sold from November 17th, 2016 through January 3rd, 2017, $250 was donated to the buyer’s choice of six charities during the “Subaru Share the Love” Program. During this time, the dealership sold 222 new Subaru vehicles. The majority of buyers chose Standish.

Planet’s donations, totaling almost $150,000 since 2014, have enabled Standish to create the Planet Subaru Home Forever Fund to help owners pay for vet care, prescription foods, and other special needs. Standish President Julie Salamone said, “Traditionally, shelters find homes for surrendered and abandoned dogs and cats. With the Fund, we’re reducing animal homelessness by intervening ‘upstream’ and keeping animals in the homes where they are already loved. The Fund has helped Mr. Pickles, Smokey, Princess, Taz, and many more animals.”

We could not do what we do without the support of generous donors.  

Please visit our Supporters and Recognition pages.

Who needs a fancy cat bed when I have this box?