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Fiv Cat Rescue

Rating: 4.98 stars   60 reviews 1,122

Nonprofit Issues:

Address:

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.

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.

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707-964-5100
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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

5 people found this review helpful

A year ago I took in the neighborhood stray cat who tested positive for FIV. I was very scared and confused until I reached out to FIV cat rescue. They responded to my "help" email within minutes and reassured me that my new Kitty would live a perfectly normal life without having to turn out lives upside down. They are amazing and we need more resources out there like them. Thank you!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

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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1 person 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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1 person found this review helpful

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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1 person found this review helpful

Thank you Frankie Kangas for establishing this site and non-profit organization. I was in extreme dire straits when suddenly my FIV cat "Grandpa Kitty" had to go. My landlord said it was us or him because he wasn't on the lease. Frankie made my emergency hers and took on Grampa until she could place him somewhere. We were hours of putting him down as we had NO options. Two old people with one income don't have many places to live.
If you are looking for information or placement help for FIV kitties, this is the site for you. Frankie doesn't let go until she helps you resolve your worries.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I found a stray in my neighborhood and after getting him fixed, I found out he had FIV. I wasn't sure where to go and I was worried about what kind of life he would have. I reached out to FIV Cat Rescue and was in touch with caring and compassionate people who were able to erase my worries. FIV is misunderstood and the perception around it needs to change. Through FIV Cat Rescue, I am able to spread the message and able to speak to others about the misconception about FIV.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

All the information that Fiv Cat Rescue offers is very important for an owner of a Fiv positive cat. I rescue cats and I met a few Fiv positive cats during time. They are all perfectly healthy now and live happy with their new families. I used the information given by Fiv Cat Rescue and gave it further to the persons who need it.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

A couple of years ago, we had a young male cat show up on our doorstep. We took him to the vet and found he was FIV positive. We had other outdoor cats we cared for and weren't sure what to do with him. FIV Cat Rescue recommended fixing him and leaving him with his outdoor family. We have had no problems with him fighting with the others (he is a very gentle cat) and he is healthy. FIV Cat Rescue was very supportive during our decision about his future and I'm glad we followed their advice!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

A few months ago, one of our volunteers found an FIV-FELV-positive cat and was at loggerheads about what to do with him. I went online to do some research and wound up carrying on a steady correspondence with Frankie Kangas, the founder of FIV Cat Rescue. She educated me about the difference between FIV and FELV cats, which helped me a lot in the work that I do as a pet columnist. She also suggested a couple of places to take Mr. Big, for that was the name my friend gave him.

My friend couldn't bear to part with Mr. Big, of course, and wound up keeping him isolated in his "own room." He didn't have a long time with her, but he gained end-of-life care that he wouldn't otherwise have had, and my friend and I wound up a whole heck of a lot smarter about FIV and FELV. Thanks, Frankie!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Great organization advocating for cats who have FIV and helping to clear up misinformation about FIV.

 
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