Berkshire Animal DREAMS

Advocates for Community Cats

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Animal DREAMS Has a New Website!


The Animal DREAMS website had been redesigned and updated. It has a brand new look and layout, and is designed to be much more dynamic, with up-to-date information posted easily.

Please check back often to see what's happening!

$70 is the Magic Number

File Folders

At Animal DREAMS, we have a very long list of TNR Intake forms in a file called “Needs Money”. Many people who care for community cats struggle to meet their own expenses. They feed them but are helpless to stop the overpopulation because they don’t have the $70 it would cost to fix each cat they care for outside. At Animal DREAMS, SEVENTY DOLLARS is a magic number. A donation of $70 means we can fix and vaccinate one more cat.


Cat in the distance

Two volunteers just canvassed a section of Pittsfield to get to the bottom of where the cats are living and eating. Boy is it a challenge! Someone says they're hiding under a porch where a section is missing. Another person showed us a basement door that stays open—she's seen cats going there. Someone else thinks a woman a block away might be feeding them and she sees them coming from the hill up the street. Anyone out there want to be a cat detective? We need folks who are good with people to join our canvassing team.

Back to Basics: TNR


We’ve been telling you how we’re getting back to basics: trap, neuter and return. Well, there’s one additional service we offer; a food bank for feral cats. There’s a tremendous need; many caretakers have little money to buy food for the cats in their neighborhood. You can help us by donating any kind of cat food. Drop-off locations are: The RSVP office in the lower level of Pittsfield's public library building, the senior center in Pittsfield, Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital, Meow & Growl in Lee, Chez Pet in Lenox, and Lenox Cat Hospital.

We Need YOU!

Cats and cages in vehicle trunk

Are you an animal lover? Do you like to volunteer in a way that makes a big impact? Are you reliable? a good organizer? WE NEED YOU!! Here’s the kind of help we need: canvassers who will team up to ask about cats in our target area; trappers; vet transporters; foster volunteers. Consider rolling up your sleeves and joining the team to make a big difference for community cats.


Items We Have a Need for:


  • *Dry & canned cat food
  • *Dry & canned kitten food

Gift cards:

  • *Gas cards or debit cards ($10-20 – for trapping and veterinary appointment runs)
  • *Tractor Supply (898 Crane Ave., Pittsfield, MA)
  • Petco (690 Merrill Rd., Pittsfield, MA)
  • Benson's Pet Center (457 Dalton Ave., Pittsfield, MA)
  • Staples (Berkshire Crossing, 555 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield, MA)
  • Wal-mart (Berkshire Crossing, 555 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield, MA)

Office Supplies/Other:

  • Postage stamps
  • Microwaveable pet heating pads
  • Reusable hand warmers
  • Break-away cat collars
  • Corporate sponsors

*Most needed