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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 and an Adoption Center in the PetSmart store in Braintree, 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
Hi everyone, it’s me, Libby. This will be my third and final week as the “featured cat" before being replaced by another cat needing a home.
I thought for sure I was going home yesterday and actually started to get excited. A nice retired couple came to the shelter looking specifically for a female cat, less than 2 years old with short hair. Of course that’s me! They liked me too. They were petting me and playing laser light, and when they left the room they said I was “a definite contender!" Unfortunately, they saw another cat that they liked more than me and took her home instead. I’m very happy for the other cat, but I’m also very sad that I’m still here. That was the closest I ever came to getting adopted.
I’m a sweet tabby girl. I think people are not taking me home because I gained a little weight at the shelter. I’m a “full figured” girl but if I had a house to myself with someone to play with I would get more exercise and wouldn't eat the leftovers from all the other cats, and I'd lose the weight. I was skinny when I first arrived at the shelter so I know I can get back to my ideal weight.
I’ve been at Standish waiting for my new forever home since June of last year . . . that’s a very long time! I am ready for my real forever home where I will be safe and loved. I get along with other easy-going cats. Older children would be fun to play with, and I guess a dog would be okay, too. What I know is that I want a forever home.
If you are looking for a quiet, easy going cat I’m the girl for you. Because I’ve been at Standish for so long my adoption fee has been reduced to $50.
I have been waiting a long, long time to have my own home. Please “Liberate Libby!”
Thanks for reading my story. Libby
Featured Cats at PetSmart Adoption Center
located in The Marketplace, 250 Grossman Drive in Braintree
An Adoption Counselor will be in the Adoption Center on Saturdays from 10 - 2
You can contact us by phone or email for more information about the kitties.
Some find homes before they get to PetSmart so we can't always know when they will be here.
Note: at PetSmart we can accept only cash or check for adoption fees
All kitties adopted March 6th
New Kitties will be here March 11
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