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Fiv Cat Rescue

Rating: 4.99 stars   67 reviews 1,190

Address:

P.O. Box 1758 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.

Results:

Saved hundreds of FIV cat lives nationwide; assisted volunteers to get some shelters to accept FIV cats; educated thousands through our educational flyers and websites; helped find fosters and forever homes for hundred of cats.

Target demographics:

save FIV cats.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

hundreds of FIV cats.

Geographic areas served:

the USA and Canada

Programs:

Educational materials for owners, rescues and vets. Help find homes via our Facebook page and networking. Provide database of Rescues that accept FIV Cats.

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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707-964-5100
http://fivcatrescue.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

My experience with this rescue has been through Facebook and networking cats at the shelter I work at. FIV Cat Rescue are tremendous advocates for FIV positive cats to help dispel the outdated and many times downright incorrect myths and assumptions about these cats which causes them to still be euthanized in most shelters. Their advocacy is helping to educate the public, as well as people in the animal sheltering field, to give these cats the chances they deserve to find homes and stop making FIV a death sentence for cats!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This FIV Cat Rescue gave me great information about FIV. I recently rescued a cat who was positive for FIV. They were very professional and courteous. Also, very prompt in returning emails.

 
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FIV cat rescue helped my foster kitty while I found him a forever home. When I found Slate outside my apartment he was the only approachable cat of the feral colony that resided there. I took him to the vet to have him looked over where we found he was FIV+. The doctor told me that although not as common, FIV can be transmitted through casual contact so I must strictly quarantine him from my two healthy cats. For several weeks Slate stayed confined in a small spare bedroom, with a few daily interactions from my husband and I and our dog.m, while we searched for him a new home. I knew he must be miserable living life in a small, secluded room, with little attention. I searched for more information on FIV while we fostered him and came across this site. It was here that I learned it is outdated information that FIV can be spread through casual contact and that it must be through bite wounds. At that point I began to allow more freedom for Slate and some interaction with my girls, although he preferred not to be with them and either curl up in a lap or find a good sin spot. After about 3 months we found Slate a forever home where he is thriving with his new mommy and daddy and 3 doggie brothers and sisters! 6 weeks later I brought my girls in to be retested and they are still negative and healthy. If it were not for the information and the help I received through this site, Slates stay with us, although we were trying to help, would have been miserable and cruel. Thank you FIV cat rescue for helping Slate to have a better life, both with us and his new home!

 
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FIV cat rescue helped me to understand the disease my rescued cat has. They provided quick and accurate information. I also asked them to find me an FIV positive cat to be a companion for mine. They came through with several sites near me with an FIV cat. They are compassionate and caring.

 
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Having an unexpected situation where my FIV+ foster cat was having multiple nosebleeds every day, it was suggested I contact Frankie Kangas, Founder of FIV Cat Rescue. I was provided supportive and helpful feedback with suggestions. FIV Cat Rescue is a wonderful resource for those caring for FIV+ felines and the love the staff has for these special felines is obvious. Thank you!

 
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I live with an FIV little boy- the light of my life. Without people who put aside preconceptions and inconvenience to find him a home, we would never have found each other.

 
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Fiv cat rescue is great! They gave me many information about FIV and suggestions on how to talk about FIV with potential adopters. In fact I used their FAQ flyer and got my FIV + cat adopted.! I love the positive image of FIV cats that they promote on their website and Facebook page.

 
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The FIV Cat Rescue by Frankie Kangas has helped me understand about a misunderstood cat disease. These cats are not harmful to humans and can lead a normal life. What's not to like about that?

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I was pleased to find another FIV+ cat rescuer in FIV Cat Rescue. They have been informative and supportive in my own efforts to save FIV+ cats who always get a bad rap because the public is so ignorant about them. Even some vets just want to put them down when it is so unnecessary. I applaud their work and hope they keep on going strong. Thank you for saving lives which would otherwise have been ended prematurely and needlessly.
Cheryl Zellmer, Centreville, VA

 
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FIV Cat Rescue and its owner, Frankie have been a life saver! An abandoned cat that had been trying to survive on the streets found its way to my back door in August of 2014. After taking him in to get vaccinated and neutered, we found out he has FIV. Until I spoke with Frankie, I thought it was going to be impossible to get him (we named him Butter) adopted and had been told that I shouldn't bring him in to my home because I had two non-FIV cats. I was told if I kept him, that would be dangerous and that he should be an only cat. Frankie educated me very quickly and I finally had correct information and knew if I took my time, that this 3rd rescue kitty could acclimate with our other two. I'm happy to report that all 3 cats are cohabiting well. I'm grateful to have found FIV Cat Rescue and that Frankie was so willing to respond to all my inquiries to help us. (1st pic is the day we found him. The 2nd is from September 2015).

 
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