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Berkshire Senior TV: Pet Assistance Program

  • May 15, 2024
  • Catherine

Executive Director John Perreault of Berkshire Humane Society was a recent guest of Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc.’s Berkshire Senior TV on Pittsfield Community TV to talk about pet food assistance available through the Meals on Wheels program. View the program Continue Reading

Woody’s World Presents: Berkshire Humane Society

  • May 7, 2024
  • Catherine

Two part series on Pittsfield Community TV Woody’s World is Pittsfield Community TV’s longest running music show that is still on the air. It’s produced by Woody Printz, cat lover and Berkshire Humane Society supporter, who was featured in our Fall 2023 printed newsletter.... Continue Reading

A black kitten rides on a black bristly pig

And the Winners Are . . .

  • April 26, 2021
  • Catherine

Contents of our April 16th E-tales: Berkshire Humane Society’s National Pet Day Photo Contest Winners Silver Lining of Social Distancing: Training for Berkshire Humane Society Staff Available Animals for Adoption Scroll to the bottom of the page to sign up receive a new E-tales... Continue Reading

Ralph Gets a Chance

  • February 25, 2020
  • Catherine

By Diane Briggs, Administrative Assistant On a cold day, late in December, 2019 a concerned person brought in a black cat to Berkshire Humane Society that was found as a stray in Becket.  Upon intake, we determined this feline was an approximately 5-year-old neutered... Continue Reading

The Best Part is Helping the Animals

  • July 30, 2019
  • Elizabeth

By Amy Santella, Store Manager of Catwalk Lenox My personal connection to Berkshire Humane Society started 15 years ago when I adopted my first cat. Then a year ago, I saw there were kittens and adopted one. When I went to pick her up,... Continue Reading

A Very Special Adoption

  • January 21, 2019
  • Elizabeth

Six Kittens Find a Home Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) regularly cares for animals with special medical needs. This past summer, a kind man named Robert brought a box of feline leukemia-positive kittens to the shelter. Our long-term kitten expert, Dottie, took the little ones... Continue Reading

Have You Ever Boarded Your Cat?

  • January 11, 2019
  • Elizabeth

In December 2018, Purradise – Berkshire Humane Society’s satellite facility in Great Barrington – began to offer feline boarding. Housed inside a quaint and comfortable converted home, the facility provides relaxing accommodations for feline friends under the supervision of dedicated and skilled shelter staff.... Continue Reading

Flora & BunBun’s SafePet Story

  • January 4, 2019
  • Elizabeth

Becoming a Better Patient Flora & BunBun’s SafePet Story Berkshire Humane Society offers a number of programs and services designed to assist people, as well as animals. One of the most special is the SafePet Program, a service offering temporary, free pet care for... Continue Reading

If I Can Provide a Home, That’s What I Want to Do

  • January 4, 2019
  • Elizabeth

Labors of Love: If I Can Provide a Home, That’s What I Want to Do Sheena was surrendered in July of 2018. When she arrived at Berkshire Humane Society, she was nearly blind, overweight, and starved for affection. A vet visit revealed that the 5-year-old... Continue Reading

From Grafton to the Berkshires

  • July 27, 2018
  • Elizabeth

This story was originally shared in our Compassionate Caregiver e-blast that is sent to supporters who have signed up for monthly donations to Berkshire Humane Society. Our goal this year is 100 new members…we are just 18 shy of our goal! If you would... Continue Reading