Thanks to a generous donation from volunteer Nan Zimmerman and her husband, Ian, we were able to build Saffron House, a large space for our FIV+ cats to live comfortably until they are adopted into loving homes.
Because FIV+ cats are less likely to be adopted quickly, Saffron House provides these felines with the opportunity to live in a larger, more comfortable room with the company of other FIV+ cats.
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), also known as Feline AIDS, is a virus that may eventually suppress the immune system of the carrier cat. Though there is no cure for FIV, with the proper attention and care approximately 90% of cats that test positive for FIV will lead long, healthy lives.
FIV is not contagious to people, dogs, or other non-feline pets; however, we recommend that FIV+ cats either be the only cat in the household or live with other FIV+ companions to prevent the risk of transmission to uninfected cats
If you can’t adopt a FIV+ cat but want to help support these cats, please consider making a donation. At the bottom of the donation form, in the comment section, type “Saffron House” or call Leah Prassinos, Development and Marketing Manager, at (415) 568-3052.