May 31, 2012, Pittsfield, MA… In honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month in June, the Berkshire Humane Society will be holding three feline micro-chip clinics in Berkshire County during June. The cost is $20 per cat and the first 20 customers at each location will receive a free cat safety collar. Feline Supervisor, Erin Starsja, says “The reason for the micro-chip clinics is to help solve the stray cat problem in Berkshire County and beyond. Only 1% of the strays that come through our shelter doors find their original owners.” She added, “By micro chipping the cats, we hope to greatly increase the percentage of happy endings.” The cost of $20 is very reasonable and includes not only the micro-chip but also the registration for “24 Pet Watch”, the Shelter’s micro-chip supplier. All cats, dogs and rabbits adopted from BHS are routinely micro-chipped. The feline staff will also micro-chip cats by appointment during the month of June at the Barker Road Shelter and Purradise Adoption Center in Gt. Barrington. Please call 413-447-7878 ext. 24 or 413-717-4244 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
$20 Cat Micro-chip Clinic Locations:
• June 9th Purradise 301 Stockbridge Rd, Gt. Barrington 10am -12pm
• June 23rd Bark n Cat 28 Holden St., North Adams 10:30am -12pm
• June 30th BHS 214 Barker Rd, Pittsfield 10am -12p