About the Berkshire Humane Socitety


The Berkshire Humane Society is a private, nonprofit, open-admission animal support organization with a twofold mission:

1.  To ensure the compassionate care, treatment, and whenever possible, placement of homeless animals through the shelter operation, and

2.  To promote and improve the welfare of all animals through community education and outreach

No companion animal is turned away from BHS, and there is no restriction on the length of time that any adoptable companion animal is allowed to remain at the shelter. Some are with us for only days before they are adopted. Others may remain at the shelter for many months before they find their forever homes.

In addition to our primary mission of sheltering animals, the BHS conducts many vital programs that benefit the people of our community, including, free educational programs for local school children, a pet-food bank for economically distressed pet owners, and assistance for The Elizabeth Freeman Center in providing abused women with a safe haven for their pets during crisis.

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Berkshire Humane Society



If I want to adopt a pet, where can I go?

BHS is a privately funded organization. We receive no public funds from any other animal support groups, nor do we receive monies from any local, state or federal sources. All of our income is derived either from the donations, bequests, and memberships of friends or from the fund-raising events held throughout the year. In some cases, individuals we refer to as angels make significant gifts to the shelter by underwriting the extraordinary medical costs of a shelter animal

The Berkshire Humane Society is located at:
214 Barker Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201