FIV CAT RESCUE

Rating: 4.97 stars   30 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: P.O. Box 2589 Fort Bragg CA 95437 USA

Mission: Stop discriminatory FIV killing, support FIV supporters, and create a healthy, humane, and permanent solution for all cats. • Update the knowledge of decision makers: owners, vets, and shelter managers • Create tools to help those who provide daily aid to disadvantaged cats. • Provide permanent solutions to the two major feline problems: homing and population control.

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1 people found this review helpful

I didn't know much about cats with FIV. Until I took a stray into our local no kill shelter and was later told he was FIV+. They made it sound very grave and that he would not likely find a home. I had promised him that he would be ok and I wouldn't let anything happen to him and I meant to keep my word! I began to research FIV and in doing so came across Frankie and FIV Cat Rescue. I learned FIV is not a death sentence, or at least should not be one.
Thanks to Frankie, I was able to pull Moz from the shelter and take him back home. About a week later we got a call from the Humane Society that the initial test they gave him was a false positive and he is NOT FIV+. I was pleased that he is healthy but either way, he is a wonderful cat that deserves to live out his life regardless of his FIV status. Thank you Frankie for helping me save Moz and for educating me on FIV+ cats!!

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I can't praise Frankie and her team enough! They have given me such good advice for my FIV+cat who has had such trouble with stomatitis.I have learnt so much from them about FIV ,not knowing anything about it before! Thank goodness we have Frankie and her team to give advice and take care of our feline friends! Thank you so much!

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I have the utmost respect and admiration for Frankie Kangas and all those who help and support her efforts with FIV Cat Rescue. Having been a proud guardian and pet parent of a rescue (feral) FIV cat myself, I know first-hand there is nothing to fear and only much love to give and receive in return when one of these felines come into your life. Thanks FIV Cat Rescue for offering the world education and truth about FIV cats and helping to save and encourage adoption into forever homes of these wonderful deserving cats.

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Frankie eduacting about FIV is a major contribution to everyone working and living with cats! Her knowledge is impressive. If you consider to adopt a cat, please read her page and then re-consider, i.e. adopt a FIV kitty.
I've been involved in cat rescue for 17 years now here in Germany. We do take FIV cats and we also place them on a regular basis. 99% of these cats lived to old aged and died of age or whatever old cats get: renal failure, cancer etc., but __not__ of FIV. So - keep up the good work, Frankie!!

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I think what Frankie is doing to educate people on FIV cats/kitties is wonderful and sooooo important especially since even many of the professionals we look to for advise are undereducated in the area of FIV. I am caretaker of a baby-boy feral cat for quite a few yrs who is FIV. I found this out when I TNR him and had him tested. At that time I was given good advise and bad advise,,I didn't know which was which,,all I knew was I already loved the lil guy after having had taken care of him for several yrs. I did a lot of online reading and decided to go with life. My lil guy has far outlived his "feral" cat life expectancy already and I expect him to go on living many more yrs. He's been a gift from God and I have learned so much about feral cats, TNR, FIV, rescue cats and just feline life in general outside this warm, cozy little two cat home of mine. I'd love to have my lil guy come inside and live with my other two but he will only come inside the doorway, eat and run,,hes free spirit and wants no part of closed doors between him and the rest of the world. Bless you Frankie,,,these lil ones are soooo special!!!

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I have a facebook page, Motton for Mayor, that is about my FIV cat. I was searching to connect with other pages about FIV. I opened the FIV rescue page. I was extremely impressed with the information. Then on the page was a picture of a cat named Salsa. I fell in love. I contacted Frankie and asked about adopting her. I wanted another FIV+ kitty. She did a through investigation into my background and cat care. My references were called and my vet. Salsa then traveled from FT. Bragg CA to Houston. We both have a mission: educate the public that FIV is not a death sentence. This is an amazing shelter that adopts out cats to only loving homes.

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I am a foster mommy to FIV positive kittens. Frankie was very helpful in educating me on my options for these kittens. She was also very quick with her responses! I appreciate all she does to help these poor misunderstood babies!

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We were going to adopt a fiv kitty named cowboy but we have 3 other cats one of which is not very accepting of other cats since we are over 3000 miles away in North Carolina and had no other home for him if it didn't work out we had to put his best interest first and not adopt him. Frankie was super helpful through the whole process. In the future we hope to adopt from her rescue. Please check them out if your planning on getting a cat or kitten, they are incredible people and will go above and beyond to help you get the perfect new family member.

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My Mom recently rescued an FIV+ kitten and we were very weary about having him with her other FIV- furbabies. Frankie Kangas was a wealth of information and helped us to understand the entire situation. My Mom was able to make an educated decision to keep the kitten. >^..^< I wish this non profit was on the CFC at my place of work. Someone should work on that... :)

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Frankie Kangas and FIV+ Cat Rescue are simply awesome!
Frankie went way above and beyond helping me find the purrfect FIV+ young cat to be companion to my existing FIV+ cat spanning the whole country. I even had offers from other countries. There is so much ignorance on this subject and SO many wonderful FIV+ cats out there desperately needing loving forever homes. I strongly urge everyone to support her and her efforts to educate others that FIV+ cats are not carriers of death and most live the same long, healthy, loving lives as any other cat. Her organization is deserving of far more praise and accolades than I can express! My Sinbad and Mattea are profoundly grateful!

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