Every Wednesday at 8:30 we're 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.

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This week's Pet of the Week is Charlie a 2-year old male boxer/lab mix who loves to go for rides in the car, play fetch, and walk outdoors. He’s a bit shy and jumpy when meeting new people, so a home without small children would be best for him. The volunteers and staff at Berkshire Humane are working with him to help him overcome his fears and gain confidence. He should not live with other dogs or cats as he did not get along with a dog in his previous home and he has a high prey drive. After a good play session or hike, Charlie is content to go inside and relax. Please call the Berkshire Humane Society kennel at 413-447-7878, extension 126 if you are interested in Charlie.

The Berkshire Humane Society is now back open to the public for regular hours.

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