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


Bubba, a big, sweet, declawed, three-year old, gray tabby boy has a new home with two gentlemen who are at home much of the time, just the home that Bubba wanted.

Interested in adopting?  Go to Adoptions page to view available cats
Standish Humane placed 302 cats and kittens in forever homes in 2016

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Does your pet require care that you are struggling to afford? 
Thanks to the Share the Love campaingn, Standish Humane has created the Planet Subaru Home Forever Fund for pet owners who need financial help to care for their beloved pets in their forever homes.  
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A Special Appeal for BOBBITT

Hello My Name is Bobbitt! I was a stray with no family, no tail and a serious medical condition. A nice lady who was feeding me called Standish Humane because she thought I got hit by a car. I was limping, in pain and my leg looked funny. At the vet they did x-rays but I did not have broken bones. I have 2 luxating patellas which means my knees are painful and go out of joint. On a scale of 1-4, 4 being the worst, I have a 3 in one leg and a 4 in the other. That is the reason that my back end is atrophied from lack of use. I tend to balance on my front paws to compensate. I went for a second opinion today with an orthopedic surgeon and they recommend getting surgery to repair my leg that is a 3 and after it heals they unfortunately think amputation of the leg that is a 4 is best. It's important that we act fast to make sure my leg that is a 3 does not become a 4. The total cost is estimated at $4,000 - $5,000. Please donate whatever you can to my surgery so I can live a long, happy, pain free life with a forever family that I long for. Sincerely, Bobbitt

Please send check to Standish Humane Society P.O. Box 634, Duxbury, MA 02331 attn: Bobbitt or visit Click on DONATE on the left, and specify the donation is for Bobbitt. Thank you in advance for making a difference for this special guy!