Pet Project: These cats, dogs, rats, guinea pigs and hamsters will be available for adoption at Massachusetts shelters on April 24

Through the Pet Project, MassLive showcases pets available for adoption at rescue organization shelters in Massachusetts. With the participation of the shelters listed below, many animals should be able to find a permanent home. Pets are adopted daily, so please contact the shelter directly if you are interested in an animal.

Shelters in Massachusetts

Dakin Humane Society

Address: 171 Union Street, Springfield

Adoptions are operating by appointment only in Springfield. The Leverett Adoption Center remains closed at this time.

All available animals are listed in the website. If you are interested in an animal, please submit an online request by clicking the pink “Adopt Me” button on the animal’s page.

Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center

Address: 627 Cottage St., Springfield

Phone: (413) 781-1484

Adoption hours: by appointment only

Westfield Homeless Cats Project

Address: 1124 East Mountain Road, Westfield

Hours: Adoption clinics, Thursdays, 5-7 pm; Friday, Sunday, 1-3 pm; Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Westfield Regional Animal Shelter

Address: 178 Aprémont Way, Westfield

Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, Saturday. 11am-3pm

Phone: (413) 564-3129

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Regional Dog Shelter and Adoption Center

Address: 10 Sandy Lane, Turners Falls

Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 am – 2 pm or by appointment

Phone: (413) 676-9182

Polverari/Southwick Animal Control Center

Address: 11 Depot St., Southwick

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-1 pm

Phone: (413) 569-5348, ext. 649

Berkshire Humane Society

Address: 214 Barker Road, Pittsfield

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-4 pm; Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Phone: (413) 447-7878

Boston Animal Rescue League

Address: 10 Chandler Street, Boston

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Hours: Sunday, Tuesday 2-6 pm; Wednesday – Saturday, 1-6 p.m.

Phone: (617) 426-9170

DAKIN HUMAN SOCIETY

Animals are available for adoption by appointment only. All available animals are listed. on the website. If you are interested in an animal, please submit an online request by clicking the pink “Adopt Me” button on the animal’s page.

Acadia, 1 year old rat

Acadia – These animals are available for adoption at the Dakin Humane Society.

Name: akkadian – be adopted with Zion

Species: Rat

Age: 1 year

Female gender

Zion, 1 year old rat

Zion – These animals are available for adoption at the Dakin Humane Society.

Name: Zion – to be adopted with Acadia

Species: Rat

Age: 1 year

Female gender

Rocky, 12 year old cat

Rocky – These animals are available for adoption at the Dakin Humane Society.

Name: Rocky – Hero adopter needed

Species: Domestic shorthair cat

Age: 12 years

Maggie, 10 year old raccoon hound

Maggie – These animals are available for adoption at the Dakin Humane Society.

Name: Maggie – Superhero adopter needed

Species: Black and Tan Coonhound

Age: 10 years

Female gender

Lucy, 7 year old cat

Lucy – These animals are available for adoption at the Dakin Humane Society.

Name: Lucy

Species: Long-haired domestic cat

Age: 7 years

Female gender

Nala, 11 year old cat

Nala – These animals are available for adoption at the Dakin Humane Society.

Name: nala – Hero adopter needed

Species: Domestic shorthair cat

Age: 11 years

Female gender

Chris P. Bacon, 3-month-old hamster

Chris P. Bacon – These animals are available for adoption at the Dakin Humane Society.

Name: chris p bacon

Species: Hamster

Age: 3 months

Male gender

Henry, 5 year old dog

Henry – These animals are available for adoption at the Dakin Humane Society.

Name: Enrique

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Species: Mixed breed

Age: 5 years

Male gender

Bullwinkle, 1 year old guinea pig

Bullwinkle: These animals are available for adoption at the Dakin Humane Society.

Name: Bullwinkle – to be adopted with Rocky

Species: Guinea pig

Age: 1 year

Male gender

Rocky, 1 year old guinea pig

Rocky – These animals are available for adoption at the Dakin Humane Society.

Name: Rocky – to be adopted with Bullwinkle

Species: Guinea pig

Age: 1 year

Male gender