1000 FIV cats project
a record of FIV+ cats living 'normal'
Collecting owners' experience of FIV cats
is to document the lives of FIV cats living normal lives in homes
across the world - often living together with other cats.
- is to show, by
way of real-life examples
just what it means to have an FIV cat in your home.
- is for their
stories to be told by those who know best - cat lovers who have given
homes to FIV cats over the past 20 years or so, making it their
If you want to know
what FIV cats are really
this is the place to find out
- is to list as
many FIV cats as we can locate, we need to get a large number in order
for any statistics to have validity, so we feel that a target of 1000
would provide that.
We show answers to these questions, which will be of interest to
anyone considering giving a home to an FIV cat:
How do you keep
your FIV cat?
What do you feed him/her?
Do you give supplements?
What was it like when you first heard about FIV?
Were you worried or have doubts?
If it would help to read about others living with FIV cats, then
please look at the stories of those who have so far added their FIV
experience to the project.
The project got under way in December 2014 - it may take a while to
reach our target of 1000 FIV cats but, in the mean time, the stories
are beginning to mount up, every one adding to the depth of experience
and information available to be seen - now!
We have set up the results to show each cat with some basic
information, and a link to the individual's full details. There is a
facility to filter the results shown if you are interested in specific
factors: location, household type, feeding choice - the information
available will expand and develop as we grow.
those who would like to see some results, you could quickly view a
selection of pages, eg:
of almost 600 photos of the cats on the project - they all look
statistics of the health record of over 800 FIV cats - shows a
accounts of each individual cat on the project - all 800+ of
and the form
to add your own FIV cat to the project - and photo, hopefully.
We started this project in Dec 2014 and, within a couple of months,
received information of several hundred FIV cats. Now, more than two
years on, we are contacting those early joiners asking for an update
for the last two years. As these are received, we add the info to
their profiles and amend the health graphs and statistics, so we are
continually adding extra years of FIV experience to the data.
Building the project both with new cats as well as extra information
from existing cats, all helps this project have more value.
Add a cat to project
To add your FIV cat to the project, please use this
To add a photo of your cat to his/her profile, please email it to
Don't worry about size or cropping, we can deal with what you can
send - max file size 8Mb please, or we may not receive it!
To update information for your cat's profile, please email us with
the information and we will add it to the profile.
you want to know what FIV cats are really
this is the place to find out