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, it's Hugo, a beautiful one year old who is just waiting for the next love of my life to come walking into the shelter ready to adopt me. I came to Standish, because my loving owner found the best place for me to find a new home, even though she was homeless herself. This sweet girl was crying as if her heart would break, and I was heartbroken, also. I climbed up and put my paws around her neck to comfort her with a hug. Then she had to leave me. 

This is my final week as featured cat--so I’m hoping I can find a home before another cat gets to take my place in the spotlight. I have heard that I don't "show well," but once I have gotten used to a new home and feel comfortable, I will be the sweet, loving, and affectionate kitty that my owner adored so much. I need someone who understands "cat" to adopt me, because I do not speak English. When I am nervous and meeting new people, some people who don't speak "cat" think I am "fresh." They don't understand that I have been through a terrible experience and am just scared.

I would be so happy if I were to get a new forever home for the holidays. I hope you will take a chance on me. You won't be disappointed. Just ask the shelter director and the volunteers assigned to my room. I love them and am always playing with them and showering them with affection. Won't you please consider giving yourself a present--a very sweet and affectionate black and white love bug who will blossom into the best cat you can imagine? I hope you’ll call….I’ll be waiting.

Love, Hugo

Interested in adopting?  Go to Adoptions page to view available cats
 Be sure to visit our EVENTS page 
to see what's happening !
Planet Subaru continues to "SHARE THE LOVE"
with the Subaru of America fundraising campaign through year end.
If you are shopping for a new car, please 
Go to Events page to learn how you can help.

Does you 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.  
Click here to read more


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