Berkshire Humane Society

Remembering Louise McCord

Remembering Louise McCord

Remembering Louise McCord 1938-2014     Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) was saddened by the passing of Louise Clemens McCord this past December. A resident of Copake, NY, Louise was a beloved teacher before her retirement and the quintessential volunteer for countless organizations after her retirement. We knew her best, though, for her life-long devotion to […]

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Cat Overpopulation Problem

Cat Overpopulation Problem

Berkshire Humane Society and Animal DREAMS Partner on Cat Overpopulation Problem Recently, Stacey Carver, President of Berkshire Animal DREAMS, was a guest on Berkshire Humane Society’s PCTV show “Purr Wag Adopt”. On the show, Carver and BHS Executive Director John Perreault discussed the recent joint efforts between BHS and Animal DREAMS to carry out a […]

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Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter

Definition of commitment (n)

Definition of commitment (n)

Bing Dictionary com·mit·ment [ kə mítmənt ] * responsibility: something that takes up time or energy, especially an obligation * loyalty: devotion or dedication, e.g. to a cause, person, or relationship * previously planned engagement: a planned arrangement or activity that cannot be avoid.   We say it every day, pets are a commitment- A […]

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Adopted!

Adopted!

 The pages of Animal Life wouldn't fit the pictures of the more-than 500 animals who were adopted from the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter this year. These animals will just have to represent the rest in sending thanks to everyone in the community who supported them while they were in the shelter, and to those who […]

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Purradise

The “Eyes” Have It

The “Eyes” Have It

~~This Side of Purradise by Iris Bass The “Eyes” Have It Past columns have discussed fur color, but when I toured Purradise on July 30, I was met with such an array of eye color that it was really worth noting. At the most physiological level, cats’ eyes are pretty remarkable. They can see six […]

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This Side of Purradise

This Side of Purradise

~~This Side of Purradise by Iris Bass Something for Everyone The best tactic when visiting an animal shelter to acquire a new companion, is to keep an open mind. Just as when you go shopping for clothes, even with list in hand, your eye might be caught by something you hadn’t even thought of wanting—something […]

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Berkshire Animal Dreams

Cat Overpopulation Problem

Cat Overpopulation Problem

Berkshire Humane Society and Animal DREAMS Partner on Cat Overpopulation Problem Recently, Stacey Carver, President of Berkshire Animal DREAMS, was a guest on Berkshire Humane Society’s PCTV show “Purr Wag Adopt”. On the show, Carver and BHS Executive Director John Perreault discussed the recent joint efforts between BHS and Animal DREAMS to carry out a […]

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A Quiet Neighborhood On the West Side of Pittsfield

A Quiet Neighborhood On the West Side of Pittsfield

~~In a quiet neighborhood in the west side of Pittsfield, Animal DREAMS volunteers Amber and her husband Prashad, were visiting Amber’s family home. Looking out the window, they saw a kitten pop its head out from under a trailer in the overgrown lawn next door. That moment set off a series of events that changed […]

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