|Wag .. or Watch ... the Dog|
05:55PM / Wednesday, February 16, 2011
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Humane Society's new monthly television talk show, "Purr, Wag, Adopt ... with the Berkshire Humane Society" debuted on Tuesday on Pittsfield Community Television.
The 30-minute show, which is scheduled to run on Tuesdays at 4:30 and 8:30 p.m and Wednesdays at 4:30 and 8:30 a.m. on Channel 16 is hosted by Executive Director John Perrault.
"This is something that we've wanted to do for a long time," Perrault said in a phone interview. "Our hope is that you'll learn something new every time you tune in. We'll be addressing current events issues, basic pet health and behavioral
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|Pet Food Pantry Seeks Donations|
06:09PM / Monday, June 07, 2010
The cupboard is bare again at the Adams Friends of Animals' Pet Food Pantry. The year-old group of volunteers has been providing pet food to families in distress in cooperation with the Berkshire Humane Society.
Board member Roy Thompson said the pantry serves up to a dozen pet owners each week, helping them ensure the four-legged members of their families are fed properly.
But the donations have dropped off even as the need has increased; people on fixed incomes or those out of work are having trouble caring for their pets.
"We run out every week now and when we get it, we get it in small doses," said Thompson of food donations. "We use to give it out every 30 days,
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|Town of Adams: Don't Forget to License Your Dog|
09:59AM / Wednesday, April 14, 2010
ADAMS, Mass. — The Town Clerk's office wants to remind residents that it's time to license your dog.
All puppies age 3 months and older must be licensed, and all dogs over the age of 6 months must have an active rabies vaccination in effect in order to get a license. The town will not issue a license without proof that the dog has received a rabies shot.
Licenses for non-spayed or non-neutered dogs are $20 each; the cost for spayed or neutered dogs is $8 each.
If your dog is newly spayed or neutered, bring a statement from your veterinarian, and you'll be eligible to receive the lower-priced license.
Licenses not purchased by
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|Registration Opening Soon for BHS Camp Humane|
10:20AM / Wednesday, March 31, 2010
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Do you know a kid who loves animals? You might want to register them for the 2010 Camp Humane Summer Program, which introduces children to the principles of kind and humane care of animals and what it means to be a responsible pet owner.
Animal professionals visit the camp, located at 214 Barker Road, to teach kids about nontraditional pets and other wildlife in Berkshire County. The children will be able to interact with various animals in a safe classroom environment, but not as volunteers in the kennels. A different curriculum is planned for each week and grade level, including arts and crafts
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|It's Spring When: They Start Stocking Trout|
11:18PM / Monday, March 15, 2010
Something fishy is about to happen. The state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is dumping 540,000 "feisty" brook, brown, rainbow and tiger trout in pounds and streams statewide.
"We'll be putting out 320,000 rainbow trout that will average 12 inches or longer, and about 78 percent of these rainbows will be 14 inches or larger," Chief Fish Culturist Ken Simmons wrote in the latest MassWildlife reprot. "They'll be distributed statewide throughout the stocking season by our five regional Wildlife District offices."
Stocking will begin as soon as ice, snow and mud conditions allow the trucks access to the waterways. Anglers are advised to contact their
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