Apr
25
Thu
BHS Artist Reception & Art Raffle @ Berkshire Humane Society
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Artist Reception and Art Raffle, Berkshire Humane Society Art Gallery, Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 5:30-7pm.

The Berkshire Humane Art Gallery is a collaboration between Guild of Berkshire Artists and the Berkshire Humane Society and is located at the Berkshire Humane Society, 214 Barker Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

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The current exhibition at the Berkshire Humane Society Art Gallery features over 80 works of original art by members of the Guild of Berkshire Artists. The artwork centers around the themes of animals, nature and wildlife and is for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Berkshire Humane Society. Visits to the Gallery are free and the gallery is open to the public during regular shelter hours.

A raffle of two pieces of donated artwork will be held during the artist reception April 25, 2019 between 5:30 to 7pm and will feature the photograph, “Thoughtful Foal” by Mitch Greenwald and an oil painting, “Crabapple Tree in Bloom” by Keith Emerling. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased the night of the artist reception with all proceeds going to the Berkshire Humane Society.

Apr
27
Sat
Humane Race @ Colegrove Park Elementary School
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 17th annual Humane Race benefiting the homeless animals of the Berkshires will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The Humane Race is a timed 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk 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.

More details will follow soon!

Apr
29
Mon
Trivia Night to benefit BHS @ Hotel on North
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Hotel on North on Monday, April 29 at 6 pm for an awesome night of trivia, food, cocktails and helping animals! All proceeds from ticket sales go to Berkshire Humane Society. Donations are also encouraged!

Rules:
Teams must be 2-6 people
$5 per team, cash payable at the event.
Contact Kerri at 413-553-4212 or Kerri.Mcnamara@hotelonnorth.com to reserve your spot!
This night is by reservation only, and it will fill fast!

May
1
Wed
Learn How to Be an Effective Advocate for Massachusetts Animals @ Berkshire Humane Society (Classroom)
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn How to Be an Effective Advocate for Massachusetts Animals

Wednesday, May 1 | 6–7:30 pm
Berkshire Humane Society | FREE

The MSPCA will offer a Lobby 101 training session on Wednesday, May 1 at Berkshire Humane Society. The session provides an overview of the legislative process and information about current legislation at the federal, state and local levels and will explore different ways you can make a difference for animals. It also offers an opportunity to connect with other animal advocates in our community.

This free event requires advance registration. Learn more and register: www.mspca.org/events/lobby-101-berkshires-2

May
4
Sat
NY Cat Film Festival @ Images Cinema
May 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Tracie Hotchner‘s New York Cat Film Festival explores the mystique of the fascinating felines who share our lives, including philosopher cats, performing cats, and a heart-stealing animated kitten! The NY Cat Film Festival is an exploration through film of the fascinating felines who share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. For far too long, felines have been the “invisible” part of the human-animal bond and it’s time to shine the spotlight on these magnificent creatures and the humans devoted to them.

A portion of every ticket benefits the Berkshire Humane Society!

Feral Love is one of two cat-centric programs in the festival. (The other is NY Cat Film Festival: Cats Rule, a collection of short films.)

World-class violist Dorian Rence, who has performed with the New York Philharmonic for 40 years, has devoted her life to playing music, but she’s just as passionately committed to caring for a small colony of feral cats in the railroad tunnels of New York City. Born in Oklahoma to a father who was both a farmer and a clarinet player, Dorian won her audition with the New York Philharmonic at the young age of 21. Only the seventh woman to become a member of the New York Philharmonic, Dorian has played with a vast array of famed conductors and soloists—everyone from Leonard Bernstein to Yo Yo Ma. Deftly incorporating vividly told stories of her life, career, and cats, and featuring several gorgeous performances by Dorian and her musical colleagues, this moving documentary tracks the violist as she goes about her selfless work as a caretaker of ferals, feeding and ultimately rescuing the elderly cats in her colony during a particularly brutal New York winter.

The annual NY Cat Film Festival will enhance our appreciation and understanding of who cats share our world, while benefiting local animal welfare groups and saluting those who work and volunteer on their behalf.

Please note: These films are free of physical or verbal abuse toward people or animals. The only tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The programs are designed for adult audiences but can be enjoyed by all members of the family, including mature children.

More information can be found at catfilmfestival.com.

May
5
Sun
NY Dog Film Festival @ Images Cinema
May 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Organized by Tracie Hotchner, the New York Dog Film Festival celebrates through film the love between dogs, their people, and the animal welfare groups that bring them together.

This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog) event. Dog tickets are $5, with the exception of service animals.

Stray dogs abroad, adventure dogs in sidecars, dogs winning prizes, dogs in prison, senior dogs, dogs who make you laugh, and dogs at Images. The NY Dog Film Festival is a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people, offering dog lovers a shared audience experience of canine-themed films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain about the human-canine bond.

A portion of every ticket benefits Berkshire Humane Society!

Love Makes the World Go Round is one of two different dog-centric programs. The other is NY Dog Film Festival: Every Dog Has his Day.

Unexpected (2 min)— James Lee’s delightful animated story with an unexpected ending.

I Rescue Senior Dogs (5 min) — Elizabeth Howe’s biographical documentary about Sherri Franklin, the founder of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, the rescue for senior dogs in San Francisco.

Elvis: The Lonely Hunter of Circle Beach (5 min) — Matt Hulse’s hilarious story about a remote Long Island beach, where a tough little dog named Elvis searches for the elusive buried bagel.

You Don’t Know Jack (3 min) — Tom Corwin’s documentary about a beagle named Jack,who was rescued from a meat farm in South Korea and eventually found his way to a loving Bay Area home thanks to the Marin Humane Society.

Dog Power (25 min) — Kale Caey’s dynamic documentary follows the glorious canine athletes who compete with their humans in international competitions for canicross, bike and scooterjoring, skijoring, and cart, sprint and middle distance dog sled racing.

About a Dog (16 min) Mollie Fitzgerald’s charming story about an antisocial book editor, who unexpectedly and reluctantly has to foster a dog, an experience that brings her out of shell and introduces her to love.

Esther: Saving Castaways (6 min) — Andrew Wright’s documentary chronicles a rehabilitation program for unwanted dogs being trained by prison inmates and how an unlikely union brings out a change in character for both.

Shit Happens (2 min) — Joan Caspi’s comedic use of a mime to show what happens when you don’t “Pick It Up.”

Well Groomed (8 min) — Rebecca Stern takes us on a psychedelically-hued journey into the colorful and passionate world of competitive creative dog grooming.

Dame Mit Hund (1 min) — Sonja Rohleder’s beautiful little work of animated art.

Ooh la la (1 min) — Erika Fischerkeller’s witty animation explores the relationship between males, females and dogs. Inspired by the French Poodle.

A portion of every ticket benefits Berkshire Humane Society!

The annual NY Dog Film Festival will enhance our appreciation and understanding of the dogs who share our world, while benefiting local animal welfare groups and saluting those who work and volunteer on their behalf.

Please note: These films are free of physical or verbal abuse toward people or animals. The only tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The programs are designed for adult audiences but can be enjoyed by all members of the family, including mature children.

More information can be found at dogfilmfestival.com.

Dogs are welcome. ($5 – service dogs exempt)

May
18
Sat
A Celebration of Compassion & Cocktails @ Berkshire Money Management
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This special event is presented by Berkshire Money Management.

On May 18, Berkshire Money Management presents a “Celebration of Compassion & Cocktails” benefiting Berkshire Humane Society. This festive fete will feature Diane Roadcap, a nationally renowned Animal Communicator, among other performers. Guests will enjoy locally-crafted hors d’oeuvres and an open bar while bidding on both silent and live auction items. Tickets are $125. Guests are encouraged to bring a photo of a pet, past or present, as they may be selected for an individual reading.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Model Farm, 161 Main Street, Dalton, MA

Tickets are $125 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar & entertainment. Call (413) 447-7878 ext. 131 to purchase.
Guests are invited to bring a photo of a pet, either past or present. Festive attire.

About Diane Roadcap, Nationally Renowned Animal Communicator
Diane Roadcap is one of the nation’s foremost Animal Communicators, helping thousands of pet owners understand their spiritual and physical connection to the animals with whom they share their life. She has been reading the thoughts of animals since she was a small child when her gift was uncovered, and she continues today, helping to locate lost pets, stop animal abuse, and find cures for unexplained illnesses. Her passion to help animals and those who love them has been recognized and honored, earning her the title of America’s Great Animal Communicator. Through her brilliant and uncanny connection with animals, Diane communicates with pets to share with people why animals do the things they do. Learn more at animalstalktoo.com where you can contact Diane and book a private consultation.

About Berkshire Humane Society
Since opening its doors 27 years ago, Berkshire Humane Society has sheltered more than 50,000 pets, promoting and improving the welfare of all companion animals. Each year, our programming—from Humane Education to Family Dog School—touches the lives of thousands of people and animals. This work is only possible because of the support of people like YOU. As a private, open-admission shelter, we depend solely on the generosity of our community. Thank you for sharing your compassion with our
shelter and all the homeless animals of the Berkshires and beyond.

May
27
Mon
Holiday Camp Humane: Memorial Day @ Berkshire Humane Society
May 27 all-day

Camp Humane - Kids who care about animalsHoliday Camp Humane is a special, one-day version of Berkshire Humane Society’s popular, hands-on, interactive animal camp for kids. Camp Humane focuses on well-being of animals from our local homeless pets to the local wildlife around us. At its core, camp is designed to teach children the meaning of responsible pet ownership.

MEMORIAL DAY
May 27, 2019
Grades 4-6

Full Day: 9AM – 3PM
20 Campers
Eligible for Early Drop-Off & Late Pick-Up

The cost of camp includes…Berkshire Humane Society swag, presentations by animal professionals, arts & craft projects

Learn more here!

Jul
8
Mon
Camp Humane: July 8-12 @ Berkshire Humane Society
Jul 8 – Jul 12 all-day

Camp Humane - Kids who care about animalsCamp Humane – Berkshire Humane Society’s hands-on, interactive animal camp for kids – runs its programming in July and August sessions. It is a day camp from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Camp Humane focuses on well-being of animals from our local homeless pets to the local wildlife around us. At its core, camp is designed to teach children the meaning of responsible pet ownership.

July 8 – July 12
Grades 3-4

Full Day: 9AM – 3PM
20 Campers
Eligible for Early Drop-Off & Late Pick-Up

The cost of camp includes…Camp Humane t-shirt, presentations by animal professionals, admission fees to field trip location, transportation, arts & craft projects

Learn more here!

Jul
15
Mon
Camp Humane: July 15-19 @ Berkshire Humane Society
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day

Camp Humane - Kids who care about animalsCamp Humane – Berkshire Humane Society’s hands-on, interactive animal camp for kids – runs its programming in July and August sessions. It is a day camp from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Camp Humane focuses on well-being of animals from our local homeless pets to the local wildlife around us. At its core, camp is designed to teach children the meaning of responsible pet ownership.

July 15 – July 19
Grades 4-5

Full Day: 9AM – 3PM
20 Campers
Eligible for Early Drop-Off & Late Pick-Up

The cost of camp includes…Camp Humane T-shirt, presentations by animal, professionals, admission fees to field trip location, transportation, arts & craft projects

Learn more here!