FIV CAT RESCUE

Rating: 4.97 stars   30 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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2 people found this review helpful

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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Wonderful rescue that helps so many FIV kitties - without great places like this, these cats would have such a smaller chance of finding a home! By helping to educate the public and adopters about FIV - they help FIV+ cats find new loving owners every day! Thank God for places like this!

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Thank goodness for them! They have given great advice regarding my own three FIV+ cats and with those I foster. I adore Frankie and everyone!!!! Invaluble!

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Thank goodness for this rescue! They have been able to help with many FIV positive cats, and see they get homes!!!!

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Life-changing

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FIV cats can live long and healthy lives if you stay on top of their medical needs, specifically getting them regular dental exams. One of my FIV guys will be 19 years old in April. Don't let exposure to the virus--which is all FIV status means--keep you from adopting a great cat.

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As a person who takes in unwanted cats, I didn't know that FIV positive cats could live long, healthy lives until I found out about FIV Cat Rescue. The people who volunteer their time are educating shelters, lawmakers, and the public about the long lives these animals can lead are saving the lives of some wonderful pets. They not only educate people about FIV but help individuals with FIV positive cat KEEP their animals, and help find homes for animals in need. Because of what I've learned from them, my next cat will be one the these wonderful animals.

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I have had contact with FIV Cat Rescue for a couple of years now. Frankie is truly dedicated to the FIV cats, and all cats in general. She has taken in a number of these cats into her own home. I see her on a daily basis. They could not receive more love, care, and protection. I can tell Frankie loves this work.

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Anytime there is a group like this one, FIV Cat Rescue, it is always a good group to support and adopt a cat from because there are hardly other cat rescues that will take a FIV positive cat into their rescue and adopt them out like this group. This is a good rescue we have in California because there is NO other cat rescue group like this one!

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