Four years ago this month an animal welfare agency arrived in Springfield Massachusetts and announced an ambitious goal—prevent dogs and cats from becoming homeless and euthanized. The Dakin Humane Society says it can now guarantee a home for every healthy homeless animal in the Pioneer Valley.
There are fewer animals these days at the Dakin Humane Society’s adoption center on Union Street in Springfield and that’s a good thing according to Candy Lash, the society’s manager of marketing and communications.
It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Carrie O’Loughlin of Delmar Animal Hospital in Delmar, New York.
A USDA category one accredited veterinarian; Dr. O’Loughlin is a graduate of Cornell University. She joined the Delmar Animal Hospital staff in 1998. She and her husband Mike share their home and lives with 2 dogs—Marcus and Ivy; 6 cats— Oliver, Ziggy, Annie Oakley, Homer, Sapphire and Rosebud; 2 fish tanks and a pond, complete with fish and frogs. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.