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.
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?
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!
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!
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