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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

10 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!

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!

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My experience with this rescue has been through Facebook and networking cats at the shelter I work at. FIV Cat Rescue are tremendous advocates for FIV positive cats to help dispel the outdated and many times downright incorrect myths and assumptions about these cats which causes them to still be euthanized in most shelters. Their advocacy is helping to educate the public, as well as people in the animal sheltering field, to give these cats the chances they deserve to find homes and stop making FIV a death sentence for cats!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a fellow cat rescuer I know how hard it is to place special kitties. Frankie does a wonderful job on educating the public on FIV+ cats as well as assisting the public with placing and adopting these special kitties. FIV+ cats are one of the greatest kitties in the world and are very lucky to have FIV Cat Rescue and Frankie on their side. This world needs more people like her.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that was extremely helpful with providing me information to place FiV cats.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I got great information and encouragement in dealing with my own FIV cat. I run a "normal" cat rescue, and gained confidence in keeping my old boy Winston from knowledge here.

1 Robert169

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization has very caring people who go above and beyond in helping cats find their forever home. Easy to work with and highly recommended.

Robert Hudson
Petradioshow dot com

1 Alana6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

FIV Cat Rescue's website is my go to site when people ask me to take their FIV+ cats because of lack of education. Their site helps teach people that FIV is really not a big deal and there is no reason for cats to be euthanized because they test positive for the virus.

3 GeminiUniversal

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have the utmost respect and admiration for Frankie Kangas and all those who help and support her efforts with FIV Cat Rescue. Having been a proud guardian and pet parent of a rescue (feral) FIV cat myself, I know first-hand there is nothing to fear and only much love to give and receive in return when one of these felines come into your life. Thanks FIV Cat Rescue for offering the world education and truth about FIV cats and helping to save and encourage adoption into forever homes of these wonderful deserving cats.

2 Carol92

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

FIV Cat Rescue began its very important work by hands on rescue of cats testing positive for FIV antibodies. Recognizing they could not take in every FIV+ cat, they soon began their greater work. That work is to help folks recognize that FiV is not a death sentence. That these cats can live long and healthy lives.

FIV Cat Rescue's website is unparalleled. This site shares the most up to date FIV research, helping to inform and educate other rescues, shelters and individuals, thus saving countless lives. It also serves as a network to help find homes for FIV+ cats.

Kudos for FIV Cat Rescue!