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!
Treat yourself to dinner on Tuesday, May 1 at Ninety Nine Restaurant in Pittsfield, and 15% of your guest check will be donated to Berkshire Humane Society. Please present the below coupon to your server. Thank you for supporting homeless animals!
Visit the shelter in Pittsfield from 4 to 7pm on May 3 to watch Steve Caporizzo (News 10 & Pet Connection) broadcast live! In addition to hosting Pet Connection with BHS shelter pets, there will be refreshments and raffles. A coloring contest judged by Steve will be set up in the classroom for kids. (There will be prizes!) Visitors will enjoy artwork by local artists and will have an opportunity to become a Compassionate Caregiver.
Haddad Subaru will also be at the shelter to present BHS with a Share the Love donation check, and tickets for our Subaru Car Raffle will be available for purchase too.
TWO FUR ONE MATCH
Give to Berkshire Humane Society by July 15th, and your donation will be matched $2 for every $1. What you are supporting…
Animals enter our care in all conditions imaginable. Starvation, neglect, abandonment…we’ve seen it all. Your support helps us provide shelter for animals in dire need of help. These animals often have nowhere else to go.
ANIMAL CARE & MEDICAL TREATMENTS
The vast majority of our expenses are tied to the animals’ care. Each pet receives a physical exam, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, and a microchip. Any additional medical treatment, such as dental surgery or severe allergy care, necessary to help that animal get adopted is also taken care of at no cost to the adopter. We lose money on every single adoption.
SOCIALIZATION & BEHAVIORAL TRAINING
All our animals are cared for by loving, dedicated, and extremely knowledgeable staff members and volunteers who provide daily exercise, enrichment, and affection 365 days a year. Dogs are taught basic commands, work on leash manners, and practice house training. Cats are provided with toys, catnip, and their choice of material for scratching and bedding. Small animals, such as birds, guinea pigs, and rabbits, are given toys and special treats, like fresh fruits and veggies. Our shelter is not a home…but it’s a very nice place to be while they wait for their people.
Berkshire Humane Society believes in compassion, and compassion begins with humans who prioritize loving treatment and care of animals. We understand that children are the future. Our numerous education programs, such as Camp Humane, Humane Heroes, and Defenders, invest in our future by teaching and fostering loving, caring, knowledgeable attitudes about companion animals and local ecology. You can be part of our future by participating now.
We need your help to continue this work. Your $1 equals…
Dance the night away!
Join License to Groove for an epic dance party benefiting the homeless animals of the Berkshires. Special musical guests will include Tor Krautter-The Rev Tor Band, Wendy Walz-Hotshot Hillbillies, Brad Licht-Shyne, Tyler Fairbank-T-Bone Daddy, Seth Fleischmann-John St. Jive & Joe Ciliberti-Bottoms Up.
Tickets are $10. Door prizes will be available for anyone who buys in advance.
Purchase tickets at Berkshire Humane Society, located at 214 Barker Road in Pittsfield.
There will be raffles, snacks, and dancing all night.
Special thanks to our sponsors…Zogics, In Touch Printing, Bark N’ Cat, Live 95.9, WUPE FM, and Wood Bros. Music.
Artwork: “Twinkle Paws” courtesy of Tyler Humphreys
www.etsy.com/shop/tylersworkshop All rights reserve.
On June 5th from 4 to 9p.m., you can dine to donate for homeless animals. Show the coupon to your server to have 15% of your bill donated to Berkshire Humane Society.
Please present the below coupon to your sever – you may print this coupon at home or pick one up at the shelter. Thank you and happy dining!
Download the coupon here, or show the below image to your server.
Visit Purradise from 11a.m. to 2p.m. on Saturday, June 16 for a satellite adoption event in Great Barrington. Dogs from the main shelter will be in attendance, and Purradise is always filled with friendly felines looking for their forever families. Come say hello to the cats and pups, and consider taking home a new furry best friend!
Dine to donate on June 21 at Ozzie’s from 4 to 8 p.m. A special menu will be offered – if you order from this menu, 30% of that item’s cost will be donated to homeless animals. No coupon required. Just order from the special menu. Facebook event here.
Do you enjoy being creative?
Spots are filling fast for 2Gether We Create’s DIY Wooden Sign Workshop on May 31st at Berkshire Humane Society. Select and purchase your template at least 48 hours in advance of the workshop from 2Gether’s website, then join us from 5p.m. to 7:30p.m. on the 31st to stain and stencil your sign. We are kindly suggesting a donation of art supplies to Camp Humane, or you may bring pet food, treats, or cleaning supplies. Donations to the animals and the shelter are not required but will be appreciated.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Come dance with your dog(s)!
FREE with suggested donations to the Berkshire Humane Society.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Exchange Artist Elizabeth Johnson will lead you and your leashed canine through a series of simple and fun movements designed to highlight the beauty of our pets, and the unique relationships we share with our dogs. No experience for humans or dogs needed (we just ask that your dog is comfortable being around others and around loud sounds). The event will also feature local pet vendors and the opportunity to win pet prizes!
Jacob’s Pillow will raffle off pet prizes and baskets stocked with dog goodies, and all to benefit the Berkshire Humane Society!
RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/IGFZJj9nvQsj84Ea2
Wondering what to donate? Check out the Wish List: http://bit.ly/DanceWishList