|BERKSHIRE ANIMAL D.R.E.A.M.S.
Celebrating Thirteen Years as Champions for Community Cats
WE NEED YOUR HELP:
We have many wonderful cats who are in urgent need of good homes
See our Adoptions list, or contact us for more information
|IMPORTANT NEWS & CAT RESCUE UPDATES
Help us raise money, while you do your Holiday Shopping! Visit Shop For Your Cause, choose Berkshire Animal D.R.E.A.M.S. as
your cause and get your shopping done. Choose from over 2,000 stores from Amazon and Best Buy to The Walking Company and Zoobooks.
Hardware, software, clothing, travel, sporting goods, toys & games, you name it you can find it there. Just initiate your online
shopping from the store's link on the Shop For Your Cause website and we'll get a percentage from your purchases. Help us and finish
your shopping, it's a win, win situation.
Make sure you always access your online stores through the Shop For Your Cause page to make the donating work. Thank you for your support!
RUN FOR THE CRITTERS
On Sunday, May 25th, 2014, Melody Lamb, local artist and children's book illustrator, will run a half marathon (13.3 miles). It will be her
sixth "Run for the Critters". Melody's goal is to raise $3000 for Animal DREAMS. More information on "Run for the Critters" will be soon
forthcoming. To donate to this fundraiser please go to:
WE HAVE AN IMMEDIATE, URGENT NEED FOR:
Our Drop-off Locations
- Canned kitten food – "Pate" only please – Friskies, Fancy Feast, or other premium brand
- Iams dry kitten food – purple bag
- Canned cat food – "Pate" only please – Friskies, 9 Lives, or Fancy Feast
- Heavy-duty polyethylene plastic sheeting (painter's plastic) – 1.5 mil or thicker
- Gas cards or debit cards for trapping and veterinary appointment runs
- Empty 1 lb metal coffee cans with lids
- Cat carriers - hard plastic, clean and in good working order
- Gift cards from:
- Petco (690 Merrill Rd., Pittsfield, MA)
- Benson's Pet Center (457 Dalton Ave., Pittsfield, MA)
- Tractor Supply (898 Crane Ave., Pittsfield, MA)
|WHAT IS ANIMAL D.R.E.A.M.S.?
|Animal D.R.E.A.M.S. is a not-for-profit organization
improving the lives of feral and abandoned cats. Based in Berkshire
County, Massachusetts, Animal D.R.E.A.M.S.' mission is to have all
feral cat colonies in Berkshire County managed and stabilized, with
healthy cats and a zero reproductive rate, with kittens and non-feral
cats socialized and adopted out into loving homes. All cats are
screened, spayed/neutered, and vaccinated prior to release or adoption.
|WE'RE GROWING STRONG
|2014 marks the fourteenth year since Animal D.R.E.A.M.S. was
founded. It's been an incredible journey so far, with hundreds of cats TNR'ed (trapped, neutered, and returned) to date.
Keeping in mind that cats are
prolific breeders, able to birth up to three litters a year, (and with
those kittens able to enter the breeding pool as early as five months
old), it is easy to see why there is such an overpopulation of cats,
and why spaying and neutering as many as we can helps to reduce the
numbers of cats born. With our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program,
thousands fewer cats have been born throughout Berkshire County.
|WHAT DO WE DO?
|We are the only organization in Berkshire County to go to
where the cats are: in barns, on the streets, under buildings. Our
dedicated volunteers work under some pretty unpleasant conditions, all
year long, to rescue and improve the lives of the forgotten felines
|WHAT CAN YOU DO?
|Our volunteers work very hard
throughout the long, bitter winter, trapping as many feral cats as
possible before the Spring kitten season begins-eighteen cats living
behind an automotive garage... 29 at a goat farm... 21 at a dairy
farm... 13 near a Pittsfield housing project... 8 in a trailer park...
one cat here, six cats there. The list goes on.
Please visit us at our storefront location:
441 North Street
Our store hours have changed:
We are also available via phone and by appointment Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm.
If you'd like to drop off an item or monotary donation and/or are interested in adopting one of our wonderful
cats or volunteering with us, we would be most happy to set up an appointment with you as soon as possible. Please
call us at (413) 997-2287 or email us at email@example.com