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.

This week's Pet of the Week is Trinity, a cat who came to the Humane Society via Animal Dreams. Trinity was found wearing a buckle collar (not a break away collar) and her front leg had slipped through the collar and got stuck to the point she couldn’t get it out. It was like this for so long, the collar had grown into her skin and it was so rotted that maggots had formed.

Fortunately, the Humane Society's head trapper was able to cut the collar so she could free the leg. Trinity was rushed to the vet, where they sedated her and were able to remove the collar fully. The leg itself was pretty damaged and had become atrophied. The shelter let her wounds heal and helped her to try and gain mobility back in her leg. Unfortunately, the leg wasn’t making much progress and after 6 weeks and multiple vet consultations, the leg needed to be amputated.


Trinity was lucky but many other cats are not. The Berkshire Humane reminds people, "PLEASE DO NOT put collars on cats. ESPECIALLY, cats that go outside. If you must put a collar on please be sure to use a QUICK RELEASE or a BREAK AWAY COLLAR."

Despite all she's been through, Trinity is a very sweet cat who is available for adoption at Berkshire Humane Society. She is looking to be indoor-only cat with no other pets in the household.

The Berkshire Humane Society is now open to the public, adhering to all state COVID-19 guidelines.

To learn more about Trinity 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.

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