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NEWS AND NEEDS

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CAT FOOD
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BERKSHIRE ANIMAL D.R.E.A.M.S.
Celebrating Fourteen Years as Champions for Community Cats

WE NEED YOUR HELP:
We have a number of wonderful cats who are in 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 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!


ITEMS WE HAVE A NEED FOR:
  • Dry food for feral colonies – Purina is preferred but we will accept any brand given
  • 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
  • Gas cards or debit cards for trapping and veterinary appointment runs
  • High-capacity ink cartridges for OfficeJet Pro 8600 – HP 950XL Black and 951XL Color
  • 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)
  • Heavy-duty polyethylene plastic sheeting (painter's plastic) – 1.5 mil or thicker
  • Empty 1 lb metal coffee cans with lids
Our Drop-off Locations

UPCOMING EVENTS
Please visit us regularly on Facebook as Berkshire Animal D.R.E.A.M.S. to stay up to date with our upcoming fundraisers and adoption clinics happening throughout Berkshire County.
OUR FACEBOOK NEWSFEED


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 around us.
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.
OUR OFFICE
Our office is located at:

441 North Street
Pittsfield, MA

To Drop Off Donations:
Monday–Friday,  9:00am–4:00pm (PLEASE KNOCK ON DOOR)

Interested in Adopting?

Visit our cats every Saturday from 10:00am–2:00pm
at PetCo (690 Merrill Rd., Pittsfield, MA)

Or, call us at (413) 997-2287 to schedule a visit at our office.

For TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) Help:
Please call our TNR Line (413) 528-1328
Animal D.R.E.A.M.S. Inc.
441 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 | (413) 997-2287 | info@berkshireanimaldreams.org