Every Wednesday at 8:30 we're joined by John Perreault, Executive Director of the Berkshire Humane Society to discuss all the happenings at their Barker Road facility, plus talk about their Pet of the Week.

This week's Pet of the Week is Moe, a 4-month-old neutered black and white kitten. He was found as a stray and has tested positive for feline immunodeficiency virus (one of three cats currently at the shelter). Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is one of the most common and consequential infectious diseases of cats around the world. Though there is no cure for FIV, recent studies suggest that cats with FIV commonly live average life spans, as long as they are not also infected with the feline leukemia virus.



Moe is very sweet and active and is looking for an active home. He could live with another FIV+ cat and would probably like dogs.

If you are interested in Moe, please call Berkshire Humane Society's feline department at 413-447-7878, extension 124

Why do cats have whiskers? Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? And answers to 47 other kitty questions:

Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? Why do they have whiskers? Cats, and their undeniably adorable babies known as kittens, are mysterious creatures. Their larger relatives, after all, are some of the most mystical and lethal animals on the planet. Many questions related to domestic felines, however, have perfectly logical answers. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions related to kittens and cats, and the answers cat lovers are looking for.

More From WBEC FM