Emergency Pet Food Bank

Because Berkshire Humane Society is committed to helping companion animals stay in their loving homes, we established an Emergency Pet Food Bank in 1992. Since then, we receive between 800 to 900 requests for pet food each year. Thanks to the generosity of our community members, we have been able to meet all those requests.

The goal of our Pet Food Bank is to provide food to pet owners during difficult financial times. To ensure that we can help all those in need, eligibility is based on the short-term needs of pet owners and their animals.

To sign up for the Pet Food Bank, please come to our shelter at 214 Barker Road in Pittsfield to fill out an application. You’ll also need to bring some form of identification, such as a driver’s license or Mass ID. Once your application is approved, you’ll receive a card that entitles you to six visits. At each visit, we’ll require your signature. If you are still in financial need after six visits, you can reapply to receive additional visits.

To be eligible for the Pet Food Bank, we also require that recipients adhere to the following guidelines:

• You cannot adopt another animal from Berkshire Humane Society until approved by our staff;
• If you bring additional pets into your homes while taking part in the program, we will terminate your privileges to the Food Bank;
• If you refuse to spay/neuter your unaltered cats and dogs, we will terminate your privileges to the Food Bank until you show proof of a scheduled appointment date. We can help provide you with low-cost spaying/neutering options.

Questions? Call us at 413-447-7878.