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 
Fall/Winter 2017

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.

Go Here for Prize Calendar and Print Entry Forms 
before January 25, 2018

The Share the Love donations have made it possible for Standish to help pets in need through the Home Forever Fund. To learn more, go here



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.  




RESCUE ME is a custom line of sterling silver jewelry designed specifically for pet owners.  Each piece is customized to represent the special bond between you and your pet.  

The owner of RESCUE ME is an animal lover, just like you.  She understands that the connection between a person and their pet runs deep.  No matter how bad the day, our loyal companions can turn it around with their unconditional love and affection.  Some may even say they “rescue us”, which is why she has designed this unique line of jewelry for pet owners - to symbolize that special bond…please visit to see the jewelry and place an order.

 Visit our website here

If you mention Standish Humane Society when placing your order, a donation equal to 6% of the purchase price will be made to Standish!


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NEWS about Recent Massachusetts Legislation
Pet Trusts
In 2011, the Legislature passed bill H.1467 regarding Pet Trusts.  Read about the law on MSPCA website
Humane Law
In 2012, the Legisltature passed bill S.2192 to Update Municipal Animal Control Laws.  Read about the Humane Law on MSPCA website.
To report suspected animal abuse, call MSPCA Law Enforcement
617-522-6008 or 800-628-5808 from anywhere in Massachusetts