Category Archives


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

Dog peeking over wellness clinic counter

Letter: A message from Berkshire Humane Society about pet care

  • May 5, 2023
  • Liz Baker

Apr 14, 2023 To the editor: Now that Berkshire Humane Society’s Wellness Clinic for cats and dogs has been open for about a month, we’ve noticed a recurring theme: Pet owners call us to see if they can get an appointment for annual examinations or booster... 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

Watch and Win – no purchase needed

  • October 15, 2021
  • Catherine

We’re having a little Halloween fun again this year promoting our Choose Your Subaru Raffle. From now through October 28th, watch our Facebook page ( to see which guest character will pitch the raffle. You don’t have to have a Facebook account to watch.... Continue Reading

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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

Plush reindeer head with Santa hat

Holiday Raffle

  • December 11, 2020
  • Catherine

Thanks to a generous donor, we’re raffling off two new items that will make the holiday bright for a lucky cat and dog — a reindeer cat tower and a large, comfy dog bed. Tickets are $5.00 each and you must specify which prize... Continue Reading

Jacob’s Pillow Dog Dance

  • July 17, 2020
  • Elizabeth

Dance with your dog in the privacy of your own home! WHEN: August 1, 2020, 11:30 am Back by popular demand, this participatory event for beloved canines and their dance-loving companions will be led virtually via Zoom by Elizabeth Johnson Levine, Associate Artistic Director... 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

Heat Advisory for Pets

  • July 19, 2019
  • Elizabeth

Berkshire Humane Society advises all residents of the Berkshires and surrounding areas to be mindful of their pets’ safety during the forecasted heat wave. With expected temperatures in the 90s and an even higher heat index, it is extremely important to keep pets indoors,... Continue Reading

Thank you, BMM & Supporters

  • May 31, 2019
  • Elizabeth

A Celebration of Compassion & Cocktails On May 18, Berkshire Money Management presented a “Celebration of Compassion & Cocktails” benefiting Berkshire Humane Society. This festive fete featured Diane Roadcap, a nationally renowned Animal Communicator, among other performers. Guests enjoyed locally-crafted hors d’oeuvres and an... Continue Reading