FIV Awareness

Faithful to Felines is on a mission to bring awareness about FIV positivity! 

Faithful To Felines is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cat shelter located in beautiful West Michigan at 2525 Hall Rd. Muskegon, MI 49442. As a non-profit, we run entirely on donations from the public, grants, and our tireless volunteers. F2F is one of the few shelters that take in, house, and adopt out FIV+ cats

Historically, FIV-positive cats have often been considered un-adoptable and are euthanized in many shelters. However, new research has shown that FIV-positive cats are very adoptable and can live the same lifespan as FIV-negative cats. This research has also debunked the myth that FIV-positive cats cannot safely live with non-infected cats. That is why many veterinarians, including the feline medicine experts at the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), suggest shelters and owners never opt for euthanasia based on a positive test alone (vbspcaadmin, 2020). 

We want the public to be well-informed. Veterinary medical professionals are doing continuous research to develop a deeper understanding of FIV-positive cats; Because of this, we want everyone to know that FIV is NOT a death sentence.

We have worked with FIV+ cats for years and have successfully found loving forever homes for them.  All cats have their purr-sonailites of course but, we think our FIV+ cats are the best in town. 

You can also call us at 231-773-3030 or email us at If you see a cat you have to meet, please message us right away as we cannot guarantee that someone else has not fallen in love with the same cat. Thank you for considering adoption! 

Additional Readings 


What You Should Know When Adopting an FIV Positive Cat

What is FIV?

FIV Myths and Facts