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 email@example.com.
If you’d like to volunteer for the drive or have questions, please contact Lizzy Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit these locations online or call to find out hours:
Berkshire Humane Society hours
214 Barker Rd., Pittsfield
(413) 447-7878 ext. 129
301 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington
325 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington
CatwalkBoutique.org, (413) 717-4005
Bark N’ Cat
28 Holden St., North Adams
Special thanks to Pam Youngquist PhD, animal welfare advocate volunteer, who is assisting Berkshire Humane Society with this new endeavor.
Berkshire 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 email@example.com.
Cause for Paws Radiothon
April 3 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Live 95.9 and WHOOPEE radio stations
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.
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!
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.
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.
Tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 5:00 p.m.
$10 Early Bird Special 5-5:30 p.m.
You 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://
Thank you for supporting the homeless animals of your community.
Join us for this Coffee Hour Speaking Series featuring Jennifer Leahey, owner of Nature Maters, Inc. and Leahey Farm in Lee. Jennifer will talk about her work as a wildlife rehabilitator and educator, and will have animals on hand to observe. This is a free event. Please call or email to reserve your seat: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee Hour Speaking Series are held in the Obedience Room downstairs at the back of the shelter (214 Barker Rd., Pittsfield).
Visit the shelter from 5p.m. to 7p.m. on Thursday, April 19th to view new, local art hung in Berkshire Humane Society’s art gallery. This is a free event. A portion of art sales will benefit the homeless animals. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a raffle for two paintings. The art gallery is curated by the Guild of Berkshire Artists. BHS is located at 214 Barker Rd. in Pittsfield and open every Thursday evening from 5p.m to 8p.m.
On Tuesday, April 24th, Catwalk Boutique – Berkshire Humane Society’s resale clothing store in Great Barrington – will host an event celebrating all current and retired employees working in health and wellness sectors. From 5p.m. to 7p.m., stop by to enjoy 30% off the entire shop, along with wine, hors d’oeuvres, and two free raffles. This event is sponsored by Berkshire Money Management. All proceeds from the clothing sales benefit the animal shelter. Catwalk Boutique is located at 325 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington, behind Aegean Breeze. (413) 717-4005
The 16th annual Humane Race benefiting the homeless animals of the Berkshires will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018. After many wonderful years in Williamstown, the 2018 timed 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk will be hosted by the city of North Adams. The Humane Race is Berkshire Humane Society’s largest fundraiser held in northern Berkshire County. Participants may run/walk with or without a dog. This year’s fundraising goal is $20,000. Visit humanerace.org for information and to register.
Check-in/Registration 9:00 – 9:45am
Race begins 10:00am
The race will begin at Colegrove Park, 24 Church St., North Adams, MA 01247.
Interested in sponsoring this event? Learn more!
More details will follow soon!