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The Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter, an animal shelter and adoption facility nestled in the Berkshires, is managed by Friends of Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity.

We are dedicated to re-uniting stray animals from many towns in the Berkshires (including Lanesboro, Dalton, Hinsdale and Hancock) with their owners, providing shelter and veterinary care for animals in need, and finding loving homes for adoptable, homeless animals.

Your donations allow us to continue our work to help as many animals as possible and we greatly appreciate every donation received.

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Shelter Wish List

We need and appreciate the following supplies to help make the shelter run smoothly and to be a success. Here are the items currently in need, in order of importance. Thank you everyone!

If you would like the convenience of ordering online, Amazon Smile will donate a portion to us as long as identify us as your cause. 

We can also always use donations toward veterinary bills and pet medication.

General Items
Household Items and Supplies

#1 Cat Litter – non-clumping if possible

#2 Kitten/Cat Food – Purina One (preferably)

#3 Dog Food – wet or dry Purina One/Purina Pro Plan (preferably) Also, Limited Ingredient Dog food and High Performance Food (Diamond)

#4 Frontline Plus / Advantix

#5 Large and Xl Thunder Shirts, large and extra large Warm Coats or Sweaters

#6 Indestructible Toys such as Kong’s, Squeaker toys, Jolly Balls, Jolly tug toys, Busy Buddies, Interactive Dog Toys

#7 Cat toys

#8 Melatonin – for natural stress relief

#9 6-foot leashes and large Martindale collars

#10 Mushers Ice and Safe Paws Ice Melt

#11 Cat Nip

#1 High efficiency laundry detergent

#2 Bleach

#3 Disinfecting Wipes

#4 Dishwashing detergent

#5 Antibacterial liquid hand soap

#6 Paper Towels / Toilet Paper

#7 Post-it Notes

#8 Copy Paper

#9 Postage Stamps

#10 Gift cards to Staples, Wal-Mart, Benson’s, Petco or any supermarket

Divide & Donate

This Spring, Sonsini Animal Shelter will be accepting donations of plants, soil and grass seed in order to beautify the shelter and the outdoor area for the animals. We are calling this our “Divide & Donate” drive as so many people regularly find themselves dividing their beautiful plants in their home gardens and then struggling to find “homes” for them.

We are prepared to give your plants an amazing home here at the shelter. The plants will beautify the outdoor areas and make the shelter seem even more like a home for our dogs, cats and chickens.

We are also looking for volunteers to help plant the donations on July 8 starting at 9 am. Ornamental grasses, hostas and hardy perennials are what we are searching for. Please try to ensure that your donation is animal friendly. If you have any questions, please call.

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Your donations and contributions make a difference in cats and dogs lives' by providing them with the essentials to live a happy and humane life while they are living at the Sonsini Animal Shelter.