Berkshire Humane Society

Subaru Raffle Benefits BHS’s Special Needs Animals

Subaru Raffle Benefits BHS’s Special Needs Animals

Poor Autumn! Abandoned by her former owner and then diagnosed with a serious health condition after being surrendered to Berkshire Humane Society (BHS). The good news, though, is that Autumn is finally living the good life – thanks to the Ken Freeberg Special Needs Fund and her new loving home. The Freeberg Fund was created […]

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BHS’s SafePet Program:  Neighbors Helping Neighbors

BHS’s SafePet Program: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

If you (a) love animals, b) want to help a neighbor in need, and c) have a little extra room in your home, Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) wants to invite you to become a foster family for our SafePet Program.     Created over a decade ago, the SafePet Program has become an important resource for […]

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Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter

Animal Rescuer

Animal Rescuer

If you are in the grocery store and see a woman with flaming red hair talking to her chest, do not be alarmed- it is probably just Kaila Drosehn, animal rescuer, soothing the baby squirrels she has tucked inside of her shirt. You see her name everywhere on Facebook when there is a situation involving […]

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The Rumors

The Rumors

I was the quintessential bachelor, living the high life, running the streets of Pittsfield, chasing rabbits, dumpster diving, and playing dodge car… Sure it could get lonely sometimes, and there were those pesky fleas,  but I was free! Until I wasn't. Normally, I make it a point never to talk to strangers, but this guy […]

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Purradise

Ah-choo!

Ah-choo!

The group term for felines is a “clowder” of cats. When I stopped into Purradise on May 28, I found a clowder of variations on black and white cats. Brothers Edward (black) and Jacob (gray tabby) were housed near black-and-white siblings Lulu and Mingus, with all-black Poe and interestingly marked Mia (she of the strikingly […]

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Making the Connection

Making the Connection

Last month, I left readers hanging as to whether littermates Cowardly Lion and Tinman would be adopted by a family that seemed interested in them. Good news! When I returned to Purradise on April 22, the brothers were no longer living on the enclosed porch, but had long since gone home with their four humans: […]

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Berkshire Animal Dreams

Vacationing Feral Cat Caretakers

Vacationing Feral Cat Caretakers

In some ways, being a feral cat caretaker is like being a pet owner; like pets, feral cats rely on us for their basic needs. When we go on vacation, arrangements must to be made for their care. If you care for community cats, here are a few tips to get you thinking ahead so […]

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Trap Neuter Return, A Community Solution

Trap Neuter Return, A Community Solution

It would be a fair assessment to say that Animal DREAMS is an organization that cares about cats. After all, we go out of our way to help cats, even feral cats that would rather have nothing to do with us. But we know that their lives will be much better if they are spayed […]

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General

Tripping With Your Best Friend

Tripping With Your Best Friend

Traveling, locally or out of town, with your dog can make for a great trip. Our dogs go with us to local places & hike throughout the Berkshires. We have camped while driving across the USA, from Massachusetts to California, with our three Great Pyrenees! Here are a few helpful trip-tips: It’s heating up! When […]

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Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue

Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue

Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue (YGRR) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which provides veterinary care and permanent adoptive homes for Golden Retrievers and Golden Retriever mixes from the six New England states and beyond. We accept dogs from shelters and animal control officers, as well as directly from owners who cannot keep them.  Our youngest Rescue […]

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Out & About

Discovering Nature with Your Dog

Discovering Nature with Your Dog

My favorite time of the day is when I get to walk my dog Blossom along Jacobs Ladder Road and some of its side roads in Becket.  We make a new discovery each time we venture out.  This morning Blossom caught the scent of the beaver that’s been rebuilding a dam in our marsh. Walking […]

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Backyard Barnyard

Backyard Barnyard

This month’s observations are a bit different because I am doing them right out my backdoor.  The tracks and signs are from the animal activity in my very own backyard.  I have the privilege of being the caretaker of a backyard barnyard menagerie of 2 very large and lovely llamas, (Scooby Doo and Shaggy Too), […]

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