Barbara and Bob have written a book. It's called "80 FIV CATS : What They have taught us about a most misunderstood virus"
FIV cats can live long lives. However, it is imperative that animal rescue groups and individuals deal properly with the FIV cats that come to them.
Barbara and Bob wrote this book to pass on the knowledge they have gained over many years. They hope that anyone who has dealings with, or responsibilities for, FIV cats, will read it and realise that the cats who have this virus deserve just as much help and understanding as any other rescued cat and that they should not be put down simply because they have FIV
'1000 FIV cats' project
This ground breaking project is an extension of their book
There are many misunderstandings about the realities of living with an FIV cat, so Barbara and Bob wanted to collect as much real-life experience as possible. They put out a call to anyone who owns now, or has owned in the past, an FIV cat, and asked them to tell what it is really like to live with one.
Although it will take a while to reach their target of 1000 FIV cats, they are over half way there with well over 500 listed so far, from all over the world, each with their own story, and the experience of their owners, who were often new to the subject when they found their cat was FIV positive.
To see more details and see the cats already listed, please visit www.fivcats.org