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.


Before we introduce you to this week's pet, John gave us an amazing update on the show this morning. Pet adoption across the county has skyrocketed during the pandemic, including right here in The Berkshires. In the past two weeks, 48 animals have been adopted to new homes directly from Berkshire Humane Society.

This week's Pet of the Week is Alfonse, who also goes by Al. He's a 5 ½ -year-old, mostly white American bulldog/pointer mix. He was surrendered to Berkshire Humane Society because he's somewhat of a Houdini and had escaped from his previous owners several times. Despite some tricks, Alfonse is great with other dogs has made lots of friends at the shelter. He is house-trained and knows basic commands such as “sit” and “down”.  He would do best in a home with an active family and space to run and play as he needs to be entertained. He would be good with children 10 years old and up.

In addition to telling us about Alfonse, 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 Alfonse and all the other pets looking for their forever home, spot by the Berkshire Humane Society at 214 Barker Road in Pittsfield, or give the shelter a call at (413) 447-7878.



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