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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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.

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Carol238

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Comments ( 1 )

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

Priscila H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just wanted to say again..THANK YOU! Due to the amazing help coming from this organization and from Frankie.. the little Oscar found a great home...for now it might be only foster home..but potentially a permanent home! He found warming "parents" and siblings that also share the stereotype of having FIV....The network power this organization brought us was impressive...from caring people that just wanted Oscar to find a loving home! Thank you so much! Im happy to have organizations like this!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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fivcat 09/18/2016

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

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

2 dinolover65

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

3 Kathy224

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We rescued an FIV kitty Rusty. With the help of FIV Cat Rescue, they have helped us understand FIV, how to help Rusty and how to get our 2 girls Wilma Mae and Tiger Lily to accept Rusty.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Terrific organization with such helpful and nice people!