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



Hi, I'm Mona Lisa, a pretty three year old calico young lady with the prettiest green eyes and the most beautiful markings.  I am  super playful and spunky, and like most calicos, I am a little bit saucy at times. I really love crinkly balls and playing in the cat tunnel. I amuse the volunteers because I make a little squeak when I see food or treats ready to be handed out.


I love all the volunteers at Standish, but I wish on a star every night that I will get a forever home the next day.  I was surrendered when my family could no longer take care of me. My family was very sad to have to part with me, and I was so sad to leave my family. I need a forever home that really will last forever.


I have been at the shelter over six months.  The volunteers can't figure out why no one has adopted me yet, because the volunteers all say I am one of the best cats ever. I have been here waiting for my new home for so long I am beginning to feel like the Mona Lisa painting in the museum, because I am just hanging around.


Please make a date to see me.  I know you'll like me and want me to be your forever cat. 


Interested in adopting?  Go to Adoptions page for online adoption application
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to see what's happening !
Save the Date for Dining for a Cause November 16th
 Another "Standish Cats Helping Dogs" Success Story.
Kaylee Rose is an 8 yr old white German Shepherd. Her previous owners had her since she was a puppy. Kaylee Rose's owners had to rent a house and the landlord said NO DOGS. They boarded her for a while until they couldn't afford it any more--all the while thinking they could find another rental that would let them have a dog. Boarding became prohibitive and Kaylee Rose moved from foster home to foster home until they were convinced the best thing for Kaylee Rose was to give her up. Sadly they asked Donna, a Standish volunteer who also helps with dog rescue, to start looking for a home for Kaylee Rose. Kaylee Rose was kept at Kingston Animal Shelter until Donna found her a home with a great couple who also have a 13 yr old shepherd and a 2 yr old French bulldog. Kaylee Rose had never been spayed and her shots were overdue. Donna asked Marilyn, the spay/neuter assistance coordinator for Standish, for a voucher to get these things done. The new family will use the certificate for the spay, and the new family will pay for all the extras including a micro chip, kennel cough vaccination etc. In Donna's words: "I know she will do great with this new home and she deserves it." Thank you Donna and Marilyn for all you do for the animals. And thank you to you, our friends, for allowing Standish to help those in need. We truly appreciate your support. Happy Life Kaylee Rose!
See the results of Planet Subaru's Share the Love Campaign
Does you pet require care that you are struggling to afford?  Standish Humane has created a fund for pet owners who need financial help to care for their beloved pets in their forever homes. 
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Why Do Cats Love Boxes?


Go to Donations page to see Hanover High School Seniors donations !