|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!
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:
ITEMS WE HAVE A 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.
Our office is located at:
441 North Street
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