Standish Humane Society

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

We speak for those who cannot speak for themselves

How would you like your donation used?
Tall Tails 
Spring/Summer 2018

Would you like to be added to our postal mailing list?  Click on the envelope and send your name and mail address.

News and Events

 Check out special events to benefit Standish Humane Society.

Stray Cat Strut 5K Walk/Run 
 View Race Photos on our Facebook page

Volunteers at the Water Stop
Shelter Challenge

We won! Thanks to all who voted for The Shelter Challenge--Standish Humane Society received the most votes in Massachusetts and we will receive $1000 from The Shelter Challenge. This is a huge accomplishment, we are truly humbled by the support we received from all of you. Our staff, volunteers and cats all THANK YOU!! 

To see all the winners, please click on this link.


Planet Subaru on Rte 53 in Hanover MA has again chosen Standish Humane Society as one of local charities to be the beneficiaries of Subaru USA's SHARE THE LOVE CAMPAIGN in 2018.  Standish received $22,890. We thank Planet and their customers once again for helping us receive such a generous donation. Please visit their site Planet Subaru



Jimmy Henderson is working toward achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.  He undertook, as part of the requirements for becoming an Eagle Scout, a project to help Standish.  Jimmy raised the funds needed and installed a sign in the front of the shelter not only to identify the shelter but also to make it much easier for adopters to find the shelter.  Thanks to Troop 105 for helping clear the brush to install the new sign.

More Pet Care Tips here

NEWS about Recent Massachusetts Legislation
Pet Trusts
In 2011, the Legislature passed bill H.1467 regarding Pet Trusts.  Read more here

To report suspected anial cruelty anywhere in Massachusetts please call: (617) 522-6008 or (800) 628-5808, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

When calling after hours, leave a brief message along with your name, and the area code and phone number where you may be reached during normal business hours. MSPCA Law Enforcement Department voice mail will not be monitored during weekends, nights or holidays, and voice messages left will not be received until the next business day.  In the event of an emergency after hours, local city/town police departments may be contacted.

File a suspected cruelty complaint via email.