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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

4 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!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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?

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Thank you FIV Cat Rescue for educating, changing minds and saving FIV cats! All of the work and time makes a differnece for each cat you help and all of the future cats. Keep up the great work!!!! Thanks for being a fantastic rescue!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I originally was introduced to FIV Cat Rescue through a friend who previously had told me about the organization and how helpful the Founder, Frankie Kangas was. I had adopted a FIV cat some time ago, and needed some information. Frankie, was extremely helpful, provided me with ALL kinds of information and websites that answered a lot of my questions. She helped to educate me about her efforts and about FIV in general. I originally thought FIV for cats was pretty much a “death sentence.” It's not and it also is very different from HIV in Humans – most cats with FIV + just die of old age & seldom die as a direct result of FIV. I also learned about how much FIV Cat Rescue does for the FIV cat population: It educates people about FIV, works with rescuers to find homes through networking, provide a database of rescues taking FIV cats, and works with shelter volunteers to stop the killing of FIV cats in their shelters.
Because she was so helpful with my FIV cat and I was fortunate enough to learn so much more about the epidemic with FIV cats and what can be done to help, I wanted to give back. I am lucky enough to work for a wonderful company that allowed me to volunteer for FIV Cat Rescue and then donate a $1,500 Grant to FIV Cat Rescue to help them in their work. Donations are so important, because they are primarily funded by them. So much of the success depends on how much others care. If you want a rewarding experience, I recommend you donating your time, money or resources to help in this worthy endeavor. HELP make a difference and save lives!

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Donor

Rating: 5

FIV Cat Rescue is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of dedicated volunteers located in Northern California. Frankie and Oran Kangas began saving FIV+ cats in 2006. On January 5, 2010 FIV Cat Rescue officially became a nonprofit corporation. Their primary mission is to stop the killing of healthy FIV+ cats and kittens that test positive for the FIV antibodies and educate people about Feline immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). There are so many myths out there about FIV+ cats, so I'm thankful to see that FIV Cat Rescue has an abundance of material about this subject that they share with the public.e