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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 worldwide; 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 hundreds of cats.

Target demographics: save FIV cats.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Hundreds of FIV cats, owners and rescues.

Geographic areas served: the USA and Canada

Programs: Educational resources and 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

87 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I rescued a stray cat that turned out to have FIV. My vet told me he should not be in my home with my other cats due to his FIV status. I contacted all the rescue groups in my area but due to his FIV status they would not take him. I was desperate when I contacted FIV cat rescue. Frankie immediately put me at ease with her invaluable information and kindness. Thanks to Frankie I ended up keeping Henry! She even followed up on her own weeks late to check on us! Five stars is not enough to rate Frankie and Fiv cat rescue.

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fivcat Thank you for your kind words. So happy for Henry and you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They were so helpful in providing me information regarding the adoption of my FIV kitty.
Fast and efficient and very knowledgeable.

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fivcat 08/17/2017

Thank you for your kind review. So glad another FIV kitty has found a loving, forever home!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am from a non profit animal shelter and county pound located in VA. When we were faced with multiple FIV cats, FIV Cat Rescue was always extremely helpful with any questions or concerns we had. They took time out of their day to send us any information that we needed. They seem to be extremely caring and loving to their fur babies and even to the ones they have yet to meet. Thank you for what you do. So many kitties are euthanized just because people get false information on FIV. FIV Cat Rescue is helping to change that.

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fivcat 08/14/2017

Thank you for you note. It is caring people like you who take the time to reach out to learn more about FIV who help save lives. Thank you for all you do for the fur babies!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

They were very helpful in giving me info to add to our adoption/shelter group's profiles for cats with FIV.

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fivcat 08/14/2017

Thank you for your review. Should you need any other info: FIV Facts, studies, etc., please contact us. Thank you and your group for all you do for our feline friends!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I contacted FIV Cat Rescue for help with trying to find an FIV kitty having a tough life adopted. I am very thankful for Frankie to have offered her help and support through this stressful time. The sense of a community is a tremendous help. FIV kitties need loving homes!!!

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fivcat 08/14/2017

Thank you for your review. Together we can save all FIV kitties!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

FIV Cat Rescue was an amazing resource for me and my family when King Henry came to our doorstep hungry and thin. We took him to the vet and got him tuned up and fixed. They did the usual blood work and it turned out that King Henry had FIV. We did not know where to turn. I spoke with Frankie at FIV Cat Rescue and she put my mind at ease as to what FIV encompassed and how King Henry could lead a wonderful life. Friends of ours ended up adopted King Henry and he is the love of their lives.

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fivcat 08/14/2017

Thank you for your review and for your big heart in reaching out to save King Henry. I'm so happy he found a loving forever home. What an adorable boy!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Very compassionate ppl :) Frankie was very helpful and kind when I was looking to rehome a FIV cat I rescued from a mentally disabled owner..Thanks

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fivcat 08/14/2017

Thank you for your review and for your big heart in helping stepping up and helping this FIV kitty when he was losing his home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at an L.A. County shelter who's long-standing policy is to not adopt FIV positive felines, and instead euthanizes them. I intervened with a mother cat and her kitten that were scheduled to be put down. The shelter agreed to allow me to adopt them and try to find a rescue that took in FIV cats. I didn't really know much about FIV so set out to find information on the internet, along with searching for rescues. It wasn't long before I stumbled on the FIV Cat Rescue site, which not only provided me with everything I needed to know about FIV, but also provided a list of rescues in various States. I was able to find a rescue that would take mom and baby. This is a fantastic site!

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fivcat 08/14/2017

Thank you for your review and for all you do for our feline friends. Without you with your big heart and willingness to research and find answers, mom and kittens would have lost their lives. Kutos to you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I contacted Frankie when I decided to foster two beautiful FIV + cats. She was extremely helpful in giving me tips on adopting out these cats that are really not much different than those that test negative for the virus. FIV Cat Rescue does amazing work at educating the public about FIV and helps by these kitties find forever homes!

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fivcat 08/14/2017

Thanks for the kudos and to you for reaching out to help these FIV cats.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

We were desperate to find a solution to our cat problem. My sister had moved across the country from Utah to Florida and was unable to take her cat because he had FIV and she was about to have a baby. She left him with us, but we were also about to have a baby and already have 2 other cats and couldn't take on a 3rd, especially with a newborn on the way. I contacted FIV Cat Rescue and got a lot of great information and helpful advise. Angles with Paws in Colorado ultimately was able to take the cat. He's since been adopted by a great family and is enjoying his new lease on life.

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fivcat 08/14/2017

Thank you for the review. I'm so glad you were able to find a home for the cat. You were the hero in this story, taking the time to research rescues and finally finding a home. Kudos to you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I received a lot of help with a cat I found that had the FIV and the calicivirus. They responded back via mail immediately. They gave me a lot of info on both issues and said cat can live fine with FIV. They gave me a rescue support list for my area. It was so nice to have someone's support in getting answers I needed. This is a wonderful group doing their best to help animals.

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fivcat 08/14/2017

Thank you for your nice review. I'm glad we could help. Thank you for your big heart in researching and reaching out to help this kitty.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Frankie was a great help and gave me lots of information and help when I found a pregnant cat that was FIV positive. Such a great support!

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fivcat 08/14/2017

Thank you for your review. You are the hero here. Without your big heart and reaching out to find out more about FIV, this pregnant mom and her kittens would have probably lost their lives. Kudos to you!

1 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!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have taken care of an FIV cat for over 8 years. He was feral and lived most of his life on our outside porch and in our garden. He got along with our other animals and adored our dogs. I could tell over the years when he wasn't feeling well and I would bring him to the vet for an antibiotic shot . I researched how to take of him but there was very little information available.

He got stomatitis and stopped eating and was in obvious pain. He became an inside cat and I brought him to the vet who recommended his teeth be pulled, I was later told by another vet that that was not the recommended treatment and indeed it was not a cure because for another year his stomatitis would flare up every month or so and it was back and forth to the vet for an antibiotic and steroid shot . The sores were all the way down his throat and I believed he suffered with it.

I found my way to this group and it was the most knowledgable people I have spoken to about this disease. It was as if they knew my cat and gave me information that I believed increased the quality of his life. I wish I has known about them sooner. I work with rescues so this book will be a valuable resource to help dispel the myth that FIV cats cannot live long happy lives.

3 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.

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fivcat 09/18/2016

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Im from Australia and when I found myself with my first FIV foster cat after losing the female cat he was found with to FELV and then having him tested to see if he had FELV to find he didnt but did have FIV. I was lost as what to do with this cat and his dietary issues. I got alot of information that didnt work here on Australia. I reached out to this rescue in a moment of desperation wanting to help this cat that people told me to put down because everything made him sick. Frankie was a huge support for me. I was provided with spot on information as well as emotional support and understanding that was ongoing. Every piece of advice worked. Ive since adopted the cat and he has finally gained weight and is so much happier and very healthy. I love this rescue and would have been so lost without their help. ❤

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fivcat 09/18/2016

I'm so glad all is well with the kitty.

2 Peg_10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work with a fairly small rescue and we received our first FIV+ 10 week old kitten earlier this year. Thanks to information and support from FIV Cat Rescue, this little kitten was confidently placed in a loving home where her new family understood FIV. This little baby will live a long wonderful life!

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fivcat 09/18/2016

I'm so happy for your organization recognizing that FIV is no big deal and getting homes for these misunderstood cats!

3 Sandra119

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

FIV Cat Rescue is a valuable resource. They are my "go to" people for questions pertaining to the FIV cats at the rescue I work with. It is alarming how many vets and other animal specialists that have misconceptions about FIV cats and this organization works hard to dispel those beliefs. They are always quick to respond to any query.

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fivcat 09/18/2016

Thank you for the kind words. We're so happy to find more organizations and volunteers, like you, spreading the word.

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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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had an FIV cat who was dying of anemia. I contacted this organization for information of FIV cats with non-regenerative anemia. They responded very quickly with helpful information. I really appreciated their help.

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fivcat 08/14/2017

Thank you for your nice review. And, thank you for your big heart in caring for this kitty and for reaching out to help him. You are the hero here.