Berkshire Humane Society

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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Catwalk Celebrates Its First Anniversary

Catwalk Celebrates Its First Anniversary

CATWALK, Berkshire Humane Society’s women’s resale boutique celebrates its first anniversary this coming Memorial Day week-end.  CATWALK is the successful marriage of love of fashion and love for animals, a win- win combination for everyone. Our customers love to say that shopping at CATWALK is the ultimate in guilt-free shopping. CATWALK was established to create […]

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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

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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Taken to Heart

Taken to Heart

Sometimes I am virtually handed article material by being at Purradise when an adoption is taking place—just in time for a “happy ending,” one might call such occasions. Such was the case when I popped in on March 26. Lisa, who greeted me with an outstretched-paw high-five, had just been profiled in Berkshire Humane Society’s […]

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Berkshire Animal Dreams

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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Fewer Cats

Fewer Cats

If there’s one thing we at Animal DREAMS get excited about, it’s spaying and neutering cats. It may not seem as warm and fuzzy a mission as adopting out homeless animals, but it’s super impactful. We get calls on a daily basis asking for our help with cat issues. The root of almost all of […]

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General

German Shepherd Rescue of New England

German Shepherd Rescue of New England

Imagine being dropped off in the middle of nowhere by someone you depended on and trying desperately to find that person again; trying to find enough food to keep from starving and a safe place to stay until you were able to make sense of what had happened and find your way home. Then imagine […]

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A Basic Courtesy Towards Nature

A Basic Courtesy Towards Nature

Turtles are on the move this time of year. When the weather warms up, they become increasingly mobile. Keep a close eye out for them when you’re out driving or riding in someone else’s car. If you spot a turtle in the road, please be sure to stop and help that turtle get safely across […]

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Out & About

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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Duck, Duck, Goose & Heron

Duck, Duck, Goose & Heron

April is an exciting month for avian wildlife enthusiasts, i.e. birdwatchers.  In particular, I welcomed the return of waterfowl to my backyard, also called Shaw Pond in Becket, MA.  My neighbor Rita Burns alerted me that she had seen a pair of ducks one brown and the other with a white band around its neck.  […]

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