|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
WE HAVE AN IMMEDIATE, URGENT NEED FOR:
Our Drop-off Locations
- Heavy-duty polyethylene plastic sheeting (painter's plastic) – 1.5 mil or thicker
- Canned kitten food – "Pate" only please – Friskies, Fancy Feast, or other premium brand
- Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR) – prefer liquid but will take powdered too – can be found at Petco, Agway or Tractor Supply, or online at Amazon.com, etc.
- Iams dry kitten food – purple bag
- Canned cat food – "Pate" only please – Friskies, 9 Lives, or Fancy Feast
- Cage pads (puppy pee pads, or absorbent human bed pads)
- Disposable rubber gloves – Medium, Large, or one-size-fits-most
- Small tarps (4'x6' or 6'x8')
- Large tarps (10'x12')
- Petco gift cards
- Tractor Supply gift cards
|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
|2013 marks the thirteenth year since Animal D.R.E.A.M.S. was
founded. It's been an incredible journey so far, with over 3500 cat rescues 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 kittens born. With our Trap-Neuter-Return (T-N-R) program,
several thousand fewer kittens have been born around 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