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 and last week, and for the foreseeable future, John has joined the show via the phone.

This week's Pet(s) of the week are Molly and Lucy. These girls were lifelong pets of an elderly couple who could no longer care for them due to progressing dementia. The shelter would really like to find someone who will give a nice, quiet home to both of these girls as they are a bonded pair, meaning they rely on each other and would not do well if separated.

Molly is a 12-year old standard poodle who has cataracts and needs eye drops to treat them. Lucy is an 8-year old miniature poodle/lab mix. Both dogs are spayed and housebroken and according to BHS staff are as sweet as can be!

Molly is featured above and Lucy is below.

In addition to telling us about Molly and Lucy, 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.

Resources like the shelter's food bank are still available to those in need and can be accessed by calling the shelter. If you or someone you know is having trouble caring for their pets during this time, please contact the shelter by phone and a staff member will be happy to help.

To learn more about Molly and Lucy and all the other pets looking for their forever home give the shelter a call at (413) 447-7878.