Dakin Animal Shelter is a business providing services in the field of Animal Shelters. Dakin Animal Shelter is located in Leverett, MA on 163 Montague Road.
The Dakin Animal Hero Award will be presented to K-9 Dakota, the first and only accelerant detecting canine with Springfield’s Arson & Bomb Squad. Dakota recently retired after 12 years of service making him one of the oldest working dogs in the country. Near the end of his career, Dakota was involved in the investigation of a church fire that drew national attention. His distinguished career began following his adoption from an animal shelter. A children’s book, Pound Puppy to Fire Dog, has been written in his honor.