Standish Humane Society

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

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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





My name’s O'Dell and I am an almost two-year-old boy cat.  As you can see from my picture, I’m gorgeous!  I’m also an all around awesome cat.


I consider myself a very lucky guy.  Back in May of this year a very nice family found me as a stray but couldn’t keep me.  At the time I was a very skinny lost cat.  No one knew it back then, but I was diabetic.  They called Standish for help and Standish took me in and got me back on my feet again.


When I first arrived at Standish I did not gain weight easily even though I was eating everything in sight.  I was urinating a lot too.  They brought me to the vet who diagnosed me with diabetes.  Since then, I have been on insulin injections, and only eating low carb regular cat food.  All I need now is a forever home to call my own.


I’m an extremely laid back cat.  I love everyone and everything.  I’m the first cat you meet when you arrive at the shelter.   I reside in the kitchen/office area and have been officially designated the shelter greeter.  Anyone entering the shelter is invited to rub my belly or pet my head.  I love being held and I love sitting on laps and I love playing.  I have blossomed into a very handsome boy with the softest, most beautiful silver grey fur.


I get along great with children, other cats, and even dogs.  The purrfect home for me would be one with another diabetic cat, or as an only cat.  Because of my diabetes I have to have a restricted diet.  It would be difficult to regulate my diet if you have other cats not on a restricted diet.


I also require insulin injections twice a day.  That’s a piece of cake though . . . I usually don’t even know I’m getting an injection.   If you think it’s too expensive to provide me with my insulin, we have a great deal for you.  My fairy godmother (a very generous Standish volunteer) has agreed to keep my new owner supplied with my insulin for life.  This would actually be written into the adoption contract.


Some people might think I am a "special needs" cat because I have diabetes.  I agree that I am "special," but I have the same needs that all cats have--a loving forever home. 

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

More Kittens in Foster Homes Looking for Forever Homes
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