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

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 […]

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 […]

Berkshire Animal Dreams

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 […]

Animal Lovers

Animal Lovers

~~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 was very friendly and we've become […]