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Bring your pet to Sand Road Animal Hospital for “Pictures with Santa” and help Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) on Saturday, November 29, 10AM-1PM. The cost is $10.00 for each photo, and professional photographer Sonja Zinke is donating her time and talents.

All pets are welcome, but dogs must be on leashes and other animals in carriers. No appointment is necessary. Three holiday backgrounds will be available, and photos will be mailed to you on a disk.

Besides taking a photo with your four-legged family member…
· Meet some wonderful cats available for adoption from Purradise, BHS’s feline adoption center in Great Barrington,
· Help BHS’s community pet food pantry by making a donation of dog or cat food,
· Shop for some homemade holiday goodies at the Cookie Walk. Cookies are just $3.00 a dozen or $5.00 for two dozen. Bring a five-pound bag or larger bag of pet food and receive a dozen free cookies!
· Try your luck at a fun raffle.

All proceeds benefit BHS. Sand Road Animal Hospital is located on 136 Sand Road in Falls Village, CT. For more information, call the hospital at 860-824-5223 or Puradise at 413-717-4244.

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To help promote adoption and ease the overpopulation, Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) is once again offering its “Choose Your Adoption Fee” program for its many cats looking for their new, loving home. The program will last throughout September and be available at the Pittsfield shelter and Purradise, BHS’s feline satellite adoption facility, in Great Barrington.

In past years, summer months are always the busiest time at BHS. This year is no exception. “We’re bursting at the seams with cats,” explained John Perreault, Executive Director of BHS. “We need to open up space for our incoming cats. We did this program last summer, and it was extremely successful, so we thought we would repeat it.”

“Choose Your Adoption Fee” is simple. For cats who are six months or older and who have been at the shelter for 30 days or longer, BHS will let you decide what you’d like to donate for their adoption fee. Before going to their new homes, all adopted cats leave BHS with appropriate vaccinations, spayed or neutered, dewormed, micro-chipped, and more.

Although adopters can determine their own adoption fee, they’ll still need to complete an application and meet with an adoption counselor at BHS or Purradise. As Perreault emphasized, “Our process and integrity will not change. Our goal is to always do quality adoptions and find the right cat for the right home.”

For more information about BHS and its “Choose Your Adoption Fee” program, please stop by or call the shelter in Pittsfield at 447-7878, ext. 24, or Purradise in Great Barrington at 717-4244.

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