Berkshire Humane Society has been getting support from local cannabis dispensaries.
Berkshire Humane Society posted this picture of Casper the cat (available for adoption) on Facebook in thanking Temesca Wellness for it $1,700 donation.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A number of local cannabis dispensaries are supporting the Berkshire Humane Society with volunteer work and donations.
Last month, Temescal Wellness donated $1,700 to the shelter, its largest donation yet.
“The staff here at Temescal are all animal lovers,” dispensary manager Megan Wendling-Kane said. “We allow guests to bring their dogs inside instead of leaving them in the car, we know many of them by name and enjoy seeing them on a regular basis so when it came to volunteering, Berkshire Humane was a logical choice.
“Many staff members have adopted great pets at the shelter, and we have always felt appreciated and welcome there.”
The dispensary began volunteering at Berkshire Humane in December 2019. Executive Director John Perreault said a Temescal staff member would come at least once a month to assist with shelter cleaning, a job that most people don’t want.