The Berkshire Humane Society is now open until 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Evening hours have not been in effect since before the pandemic.

The animal shelter at 214 Barker Road is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The shelter is closed on Monday.

For more information, call 413-447-7878 or visit

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.