6-year-old Berkeley is a large, 16.5-lb, laid-back guy who is FIV positive. Here are some things to know about FIV: 1. Cats Infected With FIV Can Live Long and Healthy Lives 2. They’re Just Cats 3. Humans cannot catch FIV: It is exclusively a feline virus. 4. Cats can only spread it to other cats by blood 5. FIV is not a “sickness”: There are no medications or special treatment of any kind required. There is no medications required. (Arleigh Movitz/Everett Animal Shelter)

6-year-old Berkeley is a large, 16.5-lb, laid-back guy who is FIV positive. Here are some things to know about FIV: 1. Cats Infected With FIV Can Live Long and Healthy Lives 2. They’re Just Cats 3. Humans cannot catch FIV: It is exclusively a feline virus. 4. Cats can only spread it to other cats by blood 5. FIV is not a “sickness”: There are no medications or special treatment of any kind required. There is no medications required. (Arleigh Movitz/Everett Animal Shelter)

Cats, dogs and a rabbit ready to be adopted in Everett

The Everett Animal Shelter has these pets looking for forever homes.

The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for a home. The shelter has dogs and cats, as well as some rabbits and birds, all looking for a loving home.

All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given a identifying microchip before they are adopted. Take a look at some of the dogs, cats and other animals that are available for adoption at the shelter now.

If you’re interested in adopting an animal, the shelter is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 425-257-6000.

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