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 Baxter. Baxter is a 10-month-old neutered domestic shorthair cat who was found as a stray. This handsome brown tiger is FIV, or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, positive. With this, he’s a special needs cat, but as long as he is kept inside and has good care, he should live a normal lifespan to give you many years of love.


If you are interested in Baxter, please call the Berkshire Humane Society feline department at 413-447-7878, extension 124.

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Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.

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