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Berkshire Humane Society Volunteer Amy Schirmer is RSVP Volunteer of the Year

  • April 22, 2024
  • Catherine

Reprinted from Retired Senior Volunteers Recognized 36K Hours of Service By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff12:20PM / Monday, April 22, 2024 PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Hundreds gathered at the Proprietor’s Lodge on Friday to celebrate senior volunteerism. In 2023, 288 Retired Senior Volunteer Program members worked a... Continue Reading

Meals on Wheels Gets Pet Food Delivery Service

  • March 6, 2024
  • Catherine

Story reprinted with permission from Elder Services’ Kayla Brown-Wood, left, and a volunteer from the BFAIR day program deliver pet food to Carol Lecours, who is a member of the Meals on Wheels program. By Sabrina Damms iBerkshires Staff 12:16PM / Wednesday, March... Continue Reading


  • February 28, 2024
  • Catherine

Dog, Cat Lovers Can See Their Pet Ride in Style Berkshire Humane Society is launching a Leap Year raffle to raise money for shelter animals by offering dog and cat owners the chance to have their pet’s caricature and name included on a wrap... Continue Reading

Free Rabies Vaccines and Microchips, Reduced Adoption Fees

  • October 18, 2023
  • Catherine

October 28th Festivities at Haddad Subaru All animal adoptions in October are discounted by $100 and people can get their pet inoculated against the rabies virus or a free pet microchip from 9 am to 11 am on Saturday, October 28th, thanks to grants... Continue Reading

Berkshire Humane Society Expands Veterinary Services

  • October 5, 2023
  • Catherine

Fulfills Goals of Strategic Plan by Hiring Veterinarians, Securing Grant to Provide Accessible Care Berkshire Humane Society’s Wellness Clinic on Dalton Avenue in Pittsfield is expanding services to underserved dog and cat owners in Berkshire County by hiring veterinarians, Drs. Melissa Brady and Dinah... Continue Reading

Berkshire Humane Society to Dedicate Shelter in Memory of Dr. John Reynolds

  • August 1, 2023
  • Catherine

We're glad to dedicate our building in the name of Dr. Reynolds, who was a great veterinarian, compassionate man and above all, a cherished friend. Continue Reading

Overwhelmed Animal Shelter Seeking Relief from Community

  • July 3, 2023
  • Catherine

Berkshire Humane Society helps others; now asking for help Berkshire Humane Society is overwhelmed with more than 150 shelter animals and high demand for animal services, including providing low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for cats, filling pet food bank requests and helping community cats.... Continue Reading


  • July 3, 2023
  • Catherine

Haddad Subaru and Berkshire Humane Society Continue Partnership Berkshire Humane Society and Haddad Subaru have launched their 11th annual “Choose Your Subaru” car raffle. One lucky winner will have their choice of a 2025 Subaru Crosstrek Limited, Forester Premium or Outback Premium. Tickets are... 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