Gypsy
Gypsy (Courtesy photo)

In an effort to help local shelter animals find a home, The Berkshire Eagle will be highlighting an adoptable pet the first weekend of every month. All pets will be chosen by the staff at the Berkshire Humane Society, where the pets can be adopted from.

A lot of the staff at the Berkshire Humane Society might say Gypsy is a "difficult" cat to place.

The 6-year-old longhaired female is medium in size with a grey and white coat. Her previous owner surrendered her because she was moving into a nursing facility.

Gypsy does have a few strikes against her, according to Elizabeth Brown, community outreach coordinator at the humane society.

Gypsy has a problem with other cats and hisses at the sight of them, potentially stemming from her background as a stray on the Pittsfield streets. So, it's best that Gypsy be in a one-cat-to-rule-them-all environment.

This diva is also not a fan of closed spaces.

"When she is in her cat condo, she looks depressed, lethargic and unimpressed by the world around her," Brown said in an email.

Wide-open spaces are what Gypsy needs from her new owners; she will not do well in a cramped atmosphere.

Gypsy has been at the Berkshire Humane Society since Aug. 15, and it's not hard to understand why.

But when this fluffy feline has you all to herself, she's a total cuddle bug. She loves to be petted and likes to sit in your lap.

But, like all cats, Gypsy will let you know when she has had enough!

Ideally, Brown said, Gypsy should go to a home with a family who understands she needs her own space and voice.

She needs a family who is willing to be patient with her and allow Gypsy to acclimate to her new home on her own terms.

If you're interested in meeting Gypsy, or any other cats, please stop by the shelter and fill out a cat application. Or download an application at www.berkshirehumane.org/adoption/how-to-adopt. Or you can call (413) 447-7878.