A grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition's license plate program will support Berkshire Humane Society's "100 Cats for Christmas" on Thursday, Dec. 17.

"100 Cats for Christmas" is BHS's largest and most successful low-cost spay and neuter effort for kittens and cats.

To participate, residents of Berkshire County need to come to BHS to complete a registration form and pay a non-refundable $25 fee, which includes surgery and a rabies vaccination. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

So far, this year's participating veterinarians, who have discounted their fees for this event, include Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital, Greylock Animal Hospital, Lenox Cat Hospital, and South Street Veterinary Services.

In the last two years, "100 Cats for Christmas" has exceeded its goal of spaying and neutering 100 cats.

To help support low-cost spaying and neutering throughout Massachusetts, BHS encourages all community members to purchase an "I'm Animal Friendly" license plate. The tax-deductible plates are available at local Registries of Motor Vehicles or at www.petplate.org.

For more information, contact Erin Starsja at 413-447-7878, ext. 124.