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Amherst Dog wash will hold benefit for Dakin animal shelters Jan. 31

A downtown shop is trying to make sure people don’t forget about pets during the holidays.

Amherst Dog Wash, located at the corner of Main and Dickinson streets, is holding a benefit that runs through Jan. 31 in which people can bring in products needed by the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society.

Rae Griffith, a co-manager at Amherst Dog Wash, said the idea is to support a local agency.

Partnering with Dakin seemed like a logical choice, Griffith said. “They do so much for the pet community in the Pioneer Valley.”

The list of supplies needed include canned and dry dog and cat food, bleach, laundry detergent and dishwashing liquid.

If a customer brings in two or three items, a $1 discount on a dog wash is offered. Four or more items will get a customer a $2 discount.

The items will periodically be transported from the store to Dakin’s Leverett site, Griffith said.

— SCOTT MERZBACH

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