Every Wednesday at 8:30 Slater and I are joined by John Perreault, Executive Director of the Berkshire Humane Society to discuss all the happenings at their Barker Road facility, plus talk about their Pet of the Week.

This week's Pet of the Week is Abu, an 11-year-old male black cat. Abu is a sweet, boy who was surrendered to Berkshire Humane because a family member was allergic to him. Abu loves people and food – he will need to be on a special diet as he is a bit overweight. He came in with another cat who bullied him, but he should get along with a respectful cat. The shelter doesn't have a lot of information about his past family, but because of his gentle nature, we think he would be suitable for a family with children. Like all of Berkshire Humane Society's senior pets, Abu’s adoption fee is reduced, but at 11 years old he should give a family many more years of love.

In addition to telling us about Abu, John reminded listeners that the shelter is still operational but has made adjustments to keep the public and staff safe and healthy. The shelter is not currently open to the public, but animals can still be viewed in private showings by contacting Berkshire Humane Society directly. Despite COVID-19 fears, they have continued to successfully place animals this week, in addition, to keep lost or stray animals safe.

To learn more about Abu and all the other pets looking for their forever home, contact at the Berkshire Humane Society at 214 Barker Road in Pittsfield, or give the shelter a call at (413) 447-7878.