We Help People by Helping Animals

We offer a free foster care program for the pets of owners in crisis because we understand the important bond between people and their pets.

The SafePet Program at Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) may be able to help you if you have no friends or family members to care for your pet and you are

  • seeking hospitalization or rehabilitation or
  • leaving a domestic violence situation

The SafePet Program is open to any companion animal. Foster care can last from a few weeks to a month. Pets entering the program do not need to be up to date on their vaccinations. Once in the program, every pet receives a wellness exam. We will also vaccinate and spay/neuter them if necessary – all at no cost to you.

To be eligible for the SafePet Program, you must be

  • a resident of Berkshire County and
  • a client or patient with one of our Partnering Agencies –

    Elizabeth Freeman Center
    The Brien Center
    Elder Services of Berkshire County
    Elder Protective Services in Berkshire County
    Berkshire Medical Center/Services.

For more information about BHS’s SafePet Program, please call Lindsay Hermanski, BHS’s SafePet Coordinator, at +1 (413) 447-7878, ext. 128 or talk with a staff member at one of our Partnering Agencies.