Feline Fun at Berkshire Humane Society

In celebration of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, everyone who adopts a cat or kitten at Berkshire Humane Society in June will receive a door prize and a chance to win a cat-themed prize package. Also, microchips for cats will be only $15 for the month by appointment at Berkshire Humane Society locations in Pittsfield: the Dr. John Reynolds Adoption and Education Center at 214 Barker Road (413-447-7878) and Wellness Clinic at 289 Dalton Avenue (413-203-4330).

“Cat adoptions were up this past year,” said John Perreault, Berkshire Humane Society’s Executive Director. “With two months to go in our fiscal year, we had already adopted out 86 more cats than the previous year,” he said. The trend seems to be nationwide as observed by Perreault at a recent conference of animal welfare professionals across the country.

The shelter is also beginning to see litters of kittens come in. Because of increased demand for cats and kittens, Perreault advises prospective cat adopters to call the feline department at 413-447-7878, extension 124 and stop by the shelter frequently as many cats and kittens are adopted before they are posted on BerkshireHumane.org, the Society’s website. “We have cats coming in every week,” said Perreault. “If you don’t see one you want, keep checking, more are on the way.”

Adopt-a-Cat month was first observed in 1975 by American Humane, an organization promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people.