Berkshire Humane Society to Offer Rabies Vaccinations, Microchipping and Pittsfield Dog Licenses to Pet Owners

On Saturday, March 23, Berkshire residents may bring their dog or cat to Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) for a rabies vaccine and microchip. The shelter will also sell dog licenses for Pittsfield residents. By law, all dogs are required to be licensed by the city.

The clinic will be held at BHS, located at 214 Barker Road in Pittsfield, from 11am to 1pm. Rabies vaccines are $10, a dog license for the City of Pittsfield is $10-20, and a microchip, which includes the registration of owner information, is $20.

Dogs must be on a short leash and all cats must be in a carrier.

All animals adopted from Berkshire Humane Society are implanted with a microchip to help pet owners locate their pet should he or she become lost. When a found animal is brought to BHS, another animal shelter, or a veterinarian office, it is scanned for the implanted chip. As long as the owner’s contact information, which is registered to the chip, is kept current, they will receive a phone call about their found pet. BHS encourages microchipping pets as it is the number one way lost pets are reunited with their owners.

For more information, call the shelter at (413) 447-7878, ext. 126.