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(s) of the Week are Mary and Gilbert. These are two cats that the shelter has had a hard time placing. The staff at the humane society believes it's very important for these felines to find a home with someone who has experience with cats. Both cats would do best as the only pet and placed in a home without children.

Mary is a one and a half-year-old calico, who is a strong independent female who wants to do her own thing. She does not want to be fussed over. Gilbert is an ear old black cat who will interact with you, but wants to be the king of the roost. Mary and Gilbert have been some of the longest tenants at the shelter; Mary has been there since August and Gilbert has been there since October.

In addition to telling us about Mary and Gilbert, 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 Mary and Gilbert 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.