Two part series on Pittsfield Community TV

Woody’s World is Pittsfield Community TV’s longest running music show that is still on the air. It’s produced by Woody Printz, cat lover and Berkshire Humane Society supporter, who was featured in our Fall 2023 printed newsletter.

A man with a guitar sits on a stool behind a microphone and in front of cat "condos" with clear glass. Three cats are visible in the lower left condo.

Woody adopted his cat Maxie from us and was on the board of directors of Animal D.R.E.A.M.S, which is now our Community Cat Program.

The episodes of Woody and the Lenox Mountain String Band aired in April and May of 2024. They’ll include cat songs written by Woody and footage of Berkshire Humane Society staff, volunteers and supporters telling viewers how Berkshire Humane Society’s operations and policies meet criteria of a Socially Conscious Shelter.

Three men sit behind microphones and a camera and in front of a "cat mall" with a cat visible in the upper center condo; left to right mandolin, guitar and bass.

The Lenox Mountain String Band from left to right, Dick Ferren on mandolin, Woody Printz on guitar and Jay Bell on bass. Not pictured is videographer Paul Durwin.

What is a Socially Conscious Shelter? According to the Socially Conscious Animal Community website, “Socially Conscious Sheltering is a compassionate, transparent and thoughtful model outlining how animal shelters and rescues can best support vulnerable animals in their care and in their community. Socially Conscious Sheltering is a shared set of beliefs, defined by a framework of ‘tenets,’ that help ensure the best results for pets in shelters and rescues.”

Responsibilities of Socially Conscious Community available at