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Fiv Cat Rescue

Rating: 4.99 stars   73 reviews 1,274

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.

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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707-964-5100
http://fivcatrescue.org

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

2 people found this review helpful

FIV Cat Rescue is one of the most comprehensive resources about FIV positive cats that I've ever seen. I am Executive Director and Founder of Carol's Ferals and we use FIV Cat Rescue's information often as we are working toward dispelling the myth that FIV cats can't live good lives. They're changing the landscape for these cats and we're very grateful to have found them. Kudos to FIV Cat Rescue for all your work to bring attention to these cats that were previously vilified. You're PAWsome! Some of our FIV+ boys would like to thank you all. With love from Bismark, Gums and Muskegon.

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you too for all you do for our feline friends!

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Im from Australia and when I found myself with my first FIV foster cat after losing the female cat he was found with to FELV and then having him tested to see if he had FELV to find he didnt but did have FIV. I was lost as what to do with this cat and his dietary issues. I got alot of information that didnt work here on Australia. I reached out to this rescue in a moment of desperation wanting to help this cat that people told me to put down because everything made him sick. Frankie was a huge support for me. I was provided with spot on information as well as emotional support and understanding that was ongoing. Every piece of advice worked. Ive since adopted the cat and he has finally gained weight and is so much happier and very healthy. I love this rescue and would have been so lost without their help. ❤

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

I'm so glad all is well with the kitty.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I work with a fairly small rescue and we received our first FIV+ 10 week old kitten earlier this year. Thanks to information and support from FIV Cat Rescue, this little kitten was confidently placed in a loving home where her new family understood FIV. This little baby will live a long wonderful life!

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

I'm so happy for your organization recognizing that FIV is no big deal and getting homes for these misunderstood cats!

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

FIV Cat Rescue is a valuable resource. They are my "go to" people for questions pertaining to the FIV cats at the rescue I work with. It is alarming how many vets and other animal specialists that have misconceptions about FIV cats and this organization works hard to dispel those beliefs. They are always quick to respond to any query.

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for the kind words. We're so happy to find more organizations and volunteers, like you, spreading the word.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

After we adopted a kitten who tested positive for FIV, I panicked about the safety our 10 year old cat. Much as I am very happy with our vet, they were not at all informed about FIV. I searched everywhere for information and resources about FIV. The first place I called multiple times, with no response. Then I found FIV cat rescue. I live in PA, but this nonprofit in CA was a lifesaver (literally)! The organization answered all of my emails in detail, and they were so helpful and relevant. We are going to retest our kitten in a few months, but having the information about how to proceed even if she's positive puts my mind at ease - our kitten is already one of the family!

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for the positive feedback. I am so happy this kitten found you and is now part of your loving family.

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I had an FIV cat who was dying of anemia. I contacted this organization for information of FIV cats with non-regenerative anemia. They responded very quickly with helpful information. I really appreciated their help.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

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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2 people found this review helpful

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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2 people found this review helpful

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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2 people 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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