Upcoming Events

Alternatives to animal testing

This coming Sunday’s Coffee Hour Speaking Series presentation has been cancelled due to the forecast of inclement weather conditions.


February 12th – “The Better Science Behind Alternatives to Animal Testing”
Dr. Theodora Capaldo – New England Anti-Vivisection Society

We anticipate re-scheduling this for a future date and will announce the new date when it is set. Stay safe, hope to see you soon.

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Once again, Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) is hosting another exciting Coffee Hour Speaking Series (CHSS) as part of its humane education programming designed especially for adults!

The first talk in the series is:
Estate Planning for You and Your Pet
January 22nd – “What Everyone Needs to Know about Estate Planning: Both for You and for Your Pets”
Attorney Holly Rogers

During this fun and informative presentation, Attorney Rogers will discuss basic estate planning for you and your loved ones, including your furry and feathered family members! Topics will include simple steps to take that will benefit you during your life and after as well as ways to care for your pet if you are unable to. A Q & A will conclude the presentation.

Attorney Rogers has been in practice since 1998 when she graduated cum laude from the Suffolk University Law School in Boston. After relocating to the Berkshires in 2007, she has focused her practice on probate administration and estate planning for the peace of mind of individuals and families. Attorney Rogers is a long-time advocate for responsible estate planning which includes pets.

All CHSS events will begin at 2:00p.m. and take place in BHS’s Family Dog School training room.

Other upcoming talks are…

February 12th – “The Better Science Behind Alternatives to Animal Testing”
Dr. Theodora Capaldo – New England Anti-Vivisection Society

March 26th – “Say ‘No’ to Mail-Order Chicks: The Challenges of Urban Chicken Keeping”
Rachael Gordon – Morning’s Song Rooster Rescue & Ox N’ Yoke Farm Animal Sanctuary

Always free and open to the public! Always great conversation and delicious desserts! To reserve a spot, call Mary at 413-447-7878, ext. 128 or email her at mkoncel@berkshirehumane.org.

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Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) is hosting its 24th annual horse show on Sunday, August 28th at Overmeade Farm in Lenox, MA.

The day will offer over 30 classes for riders of all ages and abilities, including advanced junior and adult medal classes. As the longest-standing benefit horse show in Berkshire County, it offers a quality and fun competition for riders and spectators.
Horse-show-2016 benefiting Berkshire Humane Society

Download and print this year’s Entry Form & Class Listing.

The show begins at 9:00AM. The BHS merchandise table will be well-stocked, and food and beverages will be available.

Overmeade Farm is located at 940 East Street in Lenox. For information on sponsoring a class or division, contact Diane Briggs at BHS – 413-447-7878, ext. 131 or dbriggs@berkshirehumane.org

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The 2017 Subaru Forester Premium is equipped with Eye-Site Safety Package!
Premium Package loaded with heated seats, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and auto transmission.
Pet Package includes all weather mats, rear cargo tray, rear bumper cover, dog cage divider, and rear seat back protector.
Plus, factory remote engine starter and 6 year / 100k Subaru Gold Plus Warranty.

Tickets are $40 each or 3/$100. Call 413-447-7878- Ext. 131 for more information.
Winner will be drawn October 29, 2016. No need to be present.
Winner must claim prize within 30 days.
Winner is responsible for all taxes, title and associated fees. Prize is not transferable.

Raffle limited to 2,100 tickets, if a minimum of 1,000 are not sold, the raffle will convert to a 50/50 drawing of the net proceeds. Car provided by Haddad Subaru of Pittsfield, MA. The Berkshire Humane Society is a registered 501(c)(3) charity. *Approximate value.

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Come meet our wonderful cats available for adoption. They’ll bring you nine lives worth of love!

1028 State Road, North Adams

Third Saturday of every month, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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