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Lending a Hand to Many Paws

  • June 1, 2023
  • Catherine

“I got the call and knew we had to help,” said Berkshire Humane Society’s Executive Director John Perreault. Last month, Nancy from Plainfield, Massachusetts, had become overwhelmed with her dog-breeding operation and needed help to find homes for her beloved animals. Nancy started her... Continue Reading

Catwalk Boutiques Turn 10!

  • June 1, 2023
  • Catherine

Upscale Resale Shops Net More Than Half Million for Animals Catwalk Boutiques, Berkshire Humane Society’s resale shops, recently marked 10 years in business. In a decade, the stores have netted about $700,000 for homeless animals of the Berkshires. To celebrate, the upscale shops will... Continue Reading

A smiling white woman with shoulder length dark hair and bangs in a maroon Berkshire Humane Society scrub top stands behind a yellow counter with a large computer screen on it. Shelves of records are behind her.

Berkshire Humane Society to Open Wellness Clinic for Pets

  • February 27, 2023
  • Catherine

Nonprofit leasing former Allen Heights Veterinary Hospital Berkshire Humane Society is taking appointments immediately for a wellness clinic the nonprofit organization is operating for underserved pets out of the former Allen Heights Veterinary Hospital at 289 Dalton Avenue in Pittsfield. Comprehensive health exams, vaccines... Continue Reading

9th Annual 100 Cats for the Holidays

  • November 21, 2022
  • Catherine

$50 Spay and Neuter for 100 Cats PITTSFIELD, November 21, 2022 BERKSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY’S 100 CATS FOR THE HOLIDAYSLOW COST SPAY AND NEUTER Residents of Berkshire County can get their cat spayed or neutered for a $50 registration fee, which includes surgery and a... Continue Reading

“Choose Your Subaru” Raffle

  • June 23, 2022
  • Catherine

Congratulations to Barry Collins of Lanesboro, Massachusetts for winning this year’s raffle! Berkshire Humane Society and Haddad Subaru have launched their 10th annual “Choose Your Subaru” car raffle. The winner has the choice of a 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Limited, Forester Premium or Outback Premium... Continue Reading

Blue rabies tags

Canna Provisions, Berkshire Humane Society Team up for Free Pet Rabies Vaccines

  • May 16, 2022
  • Catherine

Low-cost microchips also available for “Chip Your Pet” Month With a grant from Canna Provisions, Berkshire Humane Society is offering free rabies vaccines for cats on Tuesday, May 24 from 4:30 to 6 pm and for dogs on Wednesday, May 25 from 5 to... Continue Reading

MSPCA Files 15 Felony Animal Cruelty Charges in Western Mass. Cat Cruelty Case

  • March 3, 2022
  • Catherine

After 15 Cats Found Cold and Freezing before Storm, Organization Collaborates with Lanesborough and State Police to Seek Justice Berkshire Humane Society Caring for 11 Lucky Survivors BOSTON and Pittsfield, Mass., March 2, 2022 – Eleven cats abandoned amidst-freezing temperatures and a winter storm... Continue Reading

Animal DREAMS, Berkshire Humane Society Merge

  • December 22, 2021
  • Catherine

Animal DREAMS, once a separate volunteer organization helping feral cats in Berkshire County, is now officially part of Berkshire Humane Society. Although the two nonprofits have joined to streamline shared administrative processes, it will still be business as usual for cats of Berkshire County.... Continue Reading

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Berkshire Humane Society Offers 8th Annual 100 Cats for Christmas

  • November 19, 2021
  • Catherine

After a year hiatus due to the pandemic, Berkshire Humane Society has for the eighth year received a grant from Massachusetts Animal Coalition’s license plate program, which will support the shelter’s 100 Cats for Christmas low cost spay and neuter initiative. Residents of Berkshire... Continue Reading

Adopt a Senior Cat or Dog for $50 in November

  • November 3, 2021
  • Catherine

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month and to celebrate, all adoption fees of cats and dogs at least seven years old at Berkshire Humane Society are only $50 through the end of the month. Also, if you are at least 60 years old,... Continue Reading