Annual Benefit Drawing
Please consider purchasing a raffle ticket to support Standish. They make great gifts for the holidays and your helping to support a worthy cause.

Tickets are $10 each or $25 for 3. The deadline to purchase is January 26.

If you prefer to mail in your raffle form, you can download it

Featured Cat: Tamara
Hi! My name is Tamara, and I’m very excited to tell you what’s going on in my life. I’m only two years old, but those years were not easy ones. I was living outside for a very long time, which is really very scary. I had my four babies outside, and had to work very hard to find us a safe place to live and scrounge to find food for all of us. Then we had our lucky day – some very nice people from Standish “trapped” us and took us inside to live. It was wonderful! My babies went to live at a foster home and I came into the shelter. Wow – it’s so good to be warm, dry, safe, and fed every day! But, the humans I met as a stray were scary. So I was pretty scared for awhile. I was so afraid that that hand trying to pet me was going to hurt me. But, the ladies here all talk so softly and kindly to me (I love hearing what a pretty girl I am), I’m really learning to trust them and look forward to seeing them. I’ve stopped swatting when people try to pet me, and I’m even letting some of them pet me and pick me up. I love running around the kitchen here, having several places to chill out and just watch everything going on, and playing with my fur mice. Some of the other kitties come in to my room for quick visits, and I never hiss at them. I do like living here, but I really wish I had a special home that’s my very own. I know it will take me some time to get used to another home, but I promise to be good I might even become a lap cat in the right home. Will you make my wish come true “to be my human? Please fill out an application.


Please help to support our kittens
There are many kittens in our care this season and need your help! We are looking for donations of Fancy Feast canned wet kitten food. Please follow this link for easy order from our Amazon wishlist. Thank you!


Until we can visit the shelter in person again, we'll be hosting a virtual kitten shower. With the warm weather we had this winter, kitten season is here earlier and stronger than ever. Our kittens are in desperate need of wet food. Any help is appreciated!

Please consider something from our registry, gift cards or donate to the shelter.

Ways you can help:

Thank you!


SEEKING foster homes for both adult cats and kittens.
It is usually a 2 or 3 month commitment.


  • You need a separate room, with a door that can and will be dedicated to a foster. It can be a large main bath, a spare bedroom, an empty room, etc.

  • Need to be within a 20 minute drive to our Duxbury shelter and our local veterinary care

  • Children in the household must be over the age of 6.

Applications to foster can be submitted on our website. All supplies & veterinary care provided by Standish Humane Society. Click here for more info.


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