John Perreault, Executive Director of The Berkshire Humane Society joined Slater and I on the show this morning as he does every Wednesday for our Pet of the Week segment, but before we got into that, we discussed a story that's made local and regional news headlines.

Per the Pittsfield Police Department's Facebook Page, in the afternoon of Saturday, January 27th, someone found two cold and terrified puppies, just weeks old, abandoned in Clapp Park on West Housatonic Street. Clearly they were left there intentionally.  They have since been moved to another local shelter, but Police are still searching for information about the situation. John reminded listeners that there is truly no reason for something like this to happen, there are two shelters in Pittsfield, and more throughout the area, that accept surrendered animals, for whatever reason, free of charge.  

Ok, now to the good stuff..... Meet Paco!

Hello, my name is Paco. I’m a teeny, tiny lovebug! I came to Berkshire Humane Society because my family didn’t have enough time to care for me, but I’m sure the right family is out there and dying to find me.  I'm about ten months old and right around 6 pounds. I can be a little timid at first, but I do love to play. All I need is a little extra time to warm up to you, and then it’s game on! I especially love small, squishy balls – a lot of toys are too big for me. I’m good at self-entertaining. Some of the staff here think I play like a cat, but really, I just have my own cool Paco style. I am looking for an adult family, or one with older kids. Because of my petite frame, it’s super important for my family to be extra gentle with me. Come meet me! I’ll be your very best little buddy.

You can meet Paco, or any of the other wonderful pets looking for their forever home at 213 Barker Road in Pittsfield, or by visiting the shelter online.