Fiv Cat Rescue

Rating: 4.98 stars   60 reviews

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
http://fivcatrescue.org

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

 
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3 people found this review helpful

My vet tested a homeless cat I had been taking care of and recommended that I have him euthanized because he tested positive for FIV. I was not prepared for this. How could we kill a perfectly healthy cat? Was FIV so terrible? I didn’t want my decision to be based on ignorance so I researched FIV and found FIV Cat Rescue. They gave me more facts and information about FIV and confirmed what I knew in my heart: FIV is no reason to kill. That FIV cats can live long and healthy lives and usually die of the same old-age diseases as other cats. I was able to make a decision that I was comfortable with; to save this cat. The cat is still heathy, happy and alive. I’m hoping the views of vets don’t deter people from spaying/neutering strays out of fear that they may be asked to kill that animal if they have FIV. Or, if they do have a vet tell them to kill a cat for testing positive for FIV, that they call FIV Cat Rescue for facts about FIV and find ways to save these cats, not destroy them. Lauren Nowicki

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2015

 
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I didn't have a clue about FIV. In the course of a week I lost one cat to illness and was told that I needed to rehome another all because of FIV. FIV Cat Rescue was there with answers when I was completely lost and not even my vet could provide answers. Thanks to them and the information they provided, I feel confident that I can provide for my FIV+ kitty safely and will have several happy, healthy years with her.

 
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FIV Cat Rescue came to "my" rescue with excellent advice in introducing my new FIV cat (Henry) into my home with 4 negative boys. Frankie answered my email right away and put my fears at ease with full detailed information and intro advice. And so far it's worked! They are living harmoniously! Thank you so much for helping me! All my best to your wonderful rescue!

 
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Helped me out when I thought no one else would; very thorough and provided all the info I needed to help a senior FIV ➕ kitty in my area. Thanks again!

 
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We adopted a little kitten and had no idea where to turn when we got a possible positive result on a Felv test. Frankie was very prompt in responding to my questions and did a great job helping me to understand what all this meant. Thus is an excellent organization for information and support when dealing with such sad and scary news!

 
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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 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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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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