Jan
20
Sat
Dancing for Cats & Dogs Ballroom-Social Dance @ Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

cat and dog dancing

“Dancing for Cats & Dogs” Berkshire Humane Society Benefit Ballroom-Social Dance !!

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Polka Lesson from 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. by Joanne Kolodziej
Followed by general dancing till 10:30 p.m.

Music provided by Evelyn Garstang

 

 


Admission:
A donation to the Berkshire Humane Society valued to regular entry admission ($10 or $15). See list below.
Admission in lieu of Berkshire Humane Society Donation is $10 for USA Dance
Members, $15 for Guests and $5 for high school or college students.
Couples and Singles invited.

For information or directions: www.berkshireballroom.org.

Suggested Donations:

>Carefresh Bedding for small animals

>Bleach

> Soft dog treats (for taining) like Pupperoni Treats

> Poop bags Laundry

>Detergent Paper Towels

>Iams Dry Dog Kibble

>String Cheese

>Liquid hand soap

>Hand sanitizer

>Windex & Lysol spray

>Disinfectant wipes

>SOS or Billo pads

>Any dry cat food

>Clay cat litter

>Small perp plates

>Lint rollers

>6ft leashes

>Rabbit toys, chews, treats

>Catnip mice and toys

>Small litter pans

>Small cat beds

> Gas cards for our shelter car

> Large ziplock bags

Jan
28
Sun
Sugar Bush Farm Pancake Breakfast @ Sugar Bush Farm
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sugar Bush Farm is hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast to benefit Lindsay Hermanski, Berkshire Humane Society’s Animal Care Specialist. This past Thanksgiving, Lindsay was diagnosed with a brain bleed, which severely impacted her mobility, speech, and even breathing. She’s on the road to recovery now, breathing on her own and speaking again, but she still has a long way to go. Proceeds from this event will help her with expenses related to this condition.

Price: $15 per person for non-agility participants; kids under 12 are $5 with an adult purchase

For more info: jumpinbeandogs@hotmail.com


 

Feb
1
Thu
Compassionate Caregiver Campaign @ Berkshire Humane Society
Feb 1 @ 12:00 am – Feb 28 @ 11:45 pm

Marley the cat waiting for a homeCompassionate Caregivers are very special supporters of our shelter.

This program is Berkshire Humane Society’s monthly sustained giving option. To celebrate the month of love, we set a goal to gain 25+ Compassionate Caregivers during February! Our goal for the year is 100.

When you join this program, you help support the work happening all day, every day. From food and bedding to toys and treats, your monthly donations fund our efforts to shelter and care for the homeless and displaced animals of the Berkshires and beyond, giving them a second chance at a happy ending. On average, an animal spends a month waiting for a new home.

Sign-up is easy. You can fill out the online form, or you may call (413) 447-7878 ext.131 and we’ll assist you over the phone. We will safely and conveniently charge your credit card each month for any amount you choose. Change this amount or update your information at any time by calling or emailing us. Our email is info@berkshirehumane.orgThis monthly, sustained giving is extremely important because it supports our work throughout the entire year.

When you give, you make so much possible. Give for a year, and you support…
$10 a month ~ Annually, $120 feeds 1 animal for 3 months.
$25 a month ~ Annually, $300 covers exams & vaccines for 12 animals.
$35 a month ~ Annually, $420 covers 1 scholarship and 1 guest speaker for Camp Humane.
$50 a month ~ Annually, $600 fixes 12 animals or covers medical costs for 3 SafePet animals.
Other ~ Every single dollar saves lives!

Lizzy and MikeNew Beginnings…Lizzy & Mike

Lizzy adopted Mike from a hoarding situation, prepared for him to live only a year. Four years later, their happy ending is still going strong! Find out why Lizzy Brown, Berkshire Humane Society’s Humane Educator, believes in her shelter and why she became a Compassionate Caregiver.


Putting your compassion to work is easy!

What are the benefits of this program over giving once or twice a year when I can?

First and foremost, our work never stops. The animals need care regardless of the time of year, holiday, current state of our finances. This is why we need the help of our community. Monthly giving allows you to give in smaller amounts all year long, which allows us to put those funds to good use right away. It’s a lifesaving choice. For us and for the animals!

Secondly, we will offer some fun benefits for these special supporters. There will be an annual luncheon that will treat supporters to a private tour of the shelter. You will receive emailed updates design specifically for our Compassionate Caregivers. And we hope to have a little gift in the mail to you this spring. Stay tuned!

After I signup, if I need to make a change to my gift, how do I do that?

Just give Berkshire Humane Society a call at (413) 447-7878 or email us at info@berkshirehumane.org. We can update your address, credit card info, or monthly gift amount – super simple!

If my situation changes, and I need to stop giving, can I stop whenever I want to?

Yes, of course! Just give us a call at (413) 447-7878 or email us at info@berkshirehumane.org and we’ll cancel your gift at that time. For the fastest service, call us.

When will my credit card be charged?

Your card will be charged on the day you sign up and each month around that same day. When making a change, please try to call a week in advance of this date to ensure the change takes place before your card is charged again.

What sort of documentation will I receive for tax purposes?

Currently, monthly givers receive a receipt each month. Save these for your records. We may move to quarterly receipts – so you would have 4 statements to show for your year of giving.

Mar
1
Thu
Fur Reclamation Drive @ Berkshire Humane Society
Mar 1 @ 12:00 am – Mar 31 @ 11:45 pm

bunnyLet’s bundle up our Berkshire wildlife babies!

No longer wild about your fur? Give it back to the wild babies during Berkshire Humane Society’s first-ever Fur Reclamation Drive. Fur garments will be dismantled and distributed to local wildlife rehabilitators to cuddle injured cubs and line the nests of orphaned youngsters. Rather than languishing at the back of your closet or taking up space in storage, your furs can help nurture and heal infant raccoons, rabbits, foxes, fawns, and coyotes, among other baby animals that live in the Berkshires and beyond. Donations of gently-used fur will be accepted during the month of March 2018 at the main shelter in Pittsfield (214 Barker Rd.), Purradise (301 Stockbridge Rd.) and Catwalk Boutique (325 Stockbridge Rd.) in Great Barrington, and Bark’n’Cat (28 Holden St.) in North Adams.

We welcome any and all fur coats, hats, gloves, stoles, and other fur items, or partial fur items. No mothball affected or recently dry-cleaned furs can be accepted due to chemical usage.

Important tax information: If donors wish to claim a deduction for their donation, we encourage them to consult IRS.gov and their tax specialist. Donated items should be appraised prior to drop-off, and any required tax forms, such as Form 8283, MUST BE completed in advance and presented at the time of donation. For questions, call Lizzy Brown at (413) 447 -7878 ext. 129 or email ebrown@berkshirehumane.org.

If you’d like to volunteer for the drive or have questions, please contact Lizzy Brown at ebrown@berkshirehumane.org. Stay tuned for more info and thank you for returning the fur to the animals.

Please visit these locations online or call to find out hours:

Berkshire Humane Society hours
214 Barker Rd., Pittsfield
(413) 447-7878 ext. 129

Purradise
301 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington
(413) 717-4244

Catwalk Boutique
325 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington
CatwalkBoutique.org, (413) 717-4005

Bark N’ Cat
28 Holden St., North Adams
(413) 664-7777

Special thanks to Pam Youngquist PhD, animal welfare advocate volunteer, who is assisting Berkshire Humane Society with this new endeavor.

Mar
10
Sat
Comedy at the Plaza 34 @ Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Pittsfield
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

comedians

Comedy at the Plaza 34: Zip Stohr Comey Show

Saturday, March 10, 2018
8pm
Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Pittsfield

18+ with proper ID

Featuring Dan Wilson, Tom Daddario & Lori Palminteri

Partial proceeds benefit Berkshire Humane Society. Purchase from the shelter and all proceeds benefit the shelter.

Learn more at facebook.com/zip.stohr

Mar
25
Sun
CHSS: Cannabidiol (CBD) & Pets @ Berkshire Humane Society
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

sleepy dogBerkshire Humane Society’s Coffee Hour Speaking Series presents their new talk Cannabidiol (CBD) & Pets: A Natural Alternative for Pain and Inflammation on March 25th at 2pm with Cheryl Hutto owner of www.HeroHemp.com. With her elderly standard poodle, Hutto was able to relieve arthritic pain and suffering through CBD oils.  All CHSS events will take place in our Family Dog School training room on the lower level of Berkshire Humane Society at 214 Barker Road in Pittsfield, MA. Always free! Always great conversation and delicious desserts!  To reserve a spot, call Lizzy at 413-447-7878, ext. 129 or email her at ebrown@berkshirehumane.org.

Apr
3
Tue
Cause for Paws Radiothon
Apr 3 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Cause for Paws Radiothon

April 3 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Live 95.9 and WHOOPEE radio stations
1-800-788-2147

Our 14th annual Cause for Paws Radiothon will be on April 3 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Live 95.9 and WHOOPEE radio stations. For a $20 donation, you can request a song. Listener giveaways and raffles will happen throughout the day, and there will be a special raffle for anyone who joins as a Compassionate Caregiver. We’ll have special guests featured too!

Proceeds from this event will benefit BHS’s medical expenses, as well as the Ken Freeberg Fund, which helps underwrite the cost of extraordinary medical care for animals who would not be adoptable without this special attention. Make your donation/song request at 1-800-788-2147.

Dine to Donate at Patrick’s Pub @ Patrick's Pub
Apr 3 @ 11:30 am – 10:30 pm

On April 3rd you can dine to donate at Patrick’s Pub! Put your food to work helping homeless animals by presenting our coupon to your server to have 20% of your bill (before tax) donated to Berkshire Humane Society. Lunch, dinner and take-out too!

This is also the date of our 14th annual Cause for Paws Radiothon…don’t forget to call in to request or dedicate a song for $20. We’re also looking to sign people up as members and Compassionate Caregivers. 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. 1-800-788-2147

Check back for the coupon! This can be printed and presented in person, or shown on your phone. Thank you for your support!

Patricks Pub Dine to Donate coupon

Patricks Pub Dine to Donate coupon

Apr
5
Thu
Lasagna Dinner benefiting Purradise @ Crissey Farm
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Berkshire Humane Society presents our annual

Lasagna Dinner benefiting Purradise

Our Satellite Feline Adoption Center in Great Barrington

Thursday, April 5
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Crissey Farm
426 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington


Once again, Crissey Farm will dish up delish slices of lasagna to benefit the homeless cats at Purradise in Great Barrington. On April 5th, please join us for meat and veggie lasagna, salad, bread and a cash bar, as well as select and 50/50 raffles. It’s a family friendly event in a beautiful venue for a wonderful cause!

Crissey Farm is located at 426 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington. Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m with an early bird special from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door: $12 Adults, $6 Children, $10 Early Bird. For more information, call (413) 447-7878, ext. 131.

Ticket Info:

Tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 5:00 p.m.

$12 Adults
$6 Children
$10 Early Bird Special 5-5:30 p.m.

Apr
8
Sun
Dine to Donate at District & Public Eat + Drink
Apr 8 – Apr 13 all-day

District KitchenYou can dine to donate at BOTH District Kitchen & Bar in Pittsfield AND Public Eat & Drink in North Adams. Visit April 8-13 and 15% of your check will be donated to Berkshire Humane Society! Coupon required. Can be printed or shown on phone.

District Kitchen & Bar is located at 40 West St, Pittsfield, MA 01201 near the corner of West Street and McKay Street in Pittsfield. http://district.kitchen/

Public Eat & Drink is located at 34 Holden Street, North Adams, MA 01247.http://publiceatanddrink.com/

Thank you for supporting the homeless animals of your community.