Berkshire Humane Society

CATWALK: THE STORY

CATWALK: THE STORY

By Mimi Rosenblatt ~~WHAT IS CATWALK:  CATWALK is a brand new women’s, upscale resale boutique which was founded to benefit Berkshire Humane Society (BHS). The clothing is hip, fashionable, and affordable with all proceeds going to help the homeless animals of Berkshire County.  Shopping at CATWALK is the ultimate “guilt-free” shopping experience that we’ve all […]

Making That Special Commitment

Making That Special Commitment

At Berkshire Humane Society (BHS), we’re so appreciative of all our adopters who lovingly bring animals into both their homes and hearts. With the number of homeless animals in shelter and rescues across the country reaching an estimated 4-5 million, we believe giving any of these animals a new life is an act of immense […]

Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter

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 […]

One Rescue Story Followed to the End

One Rescue Story Followed to the End

Last month, I wrote an article about homeless cats and the people who help them. In it there was a story about two adult female cats, abandoned by their owner, who were temporarily taken in by a kind neighbor. Both cats both delivered litters of kittens in the neighbor's home. One of the cats, "Lovelace" […]

Purradise

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 […]

This Side of Purradise

This Side of Purradise

by Iris Bass Warming Up When I popped into Purradise on April 23, things hadn’t quite warmed up outside, but they were beginning to inside—in the shelter’s two areas where the cats are permitted to interact freely with people—and one another. The Sunshine Spa is a large sun porch where, apart from offering feline residents […]

Berkshire Animal Dreams

Caring  for Cats in the Neighborhood

Caring for Cats in the Neighborhood

Caring For Cats in the Neighborhood Terry and her daughter Cassandra are animal-lovers. That's why they can't help but feed the cats they see wandering around their Pittsfield neighborhood. One such cat, who they named Bernard, had been visiting their house for about a year. "I know he once belonged to someone," said Cassandra. "He […]

Someone to Watch Over Me

Someone to Watch Over Me

The life of a feral cat is hard, but it is made much better with the help of kind people who decide to make a commitment to improve their lives. A colony of cats in a business area in South County were fortunate to get the help of Animal D.R.E.A.M.S. and its volunteers about 14 […]