At the end of October we remodeled our FIV+ sanctuary. We painted the walls and ceiling, added new shelves and cat towers, and sealed the concrete floor with a polyurethane seal to make cleaning much easier. The cats love all the space and enjoy the new cat towers! Check out the photos of them below. Thank you to all of the volunteers and donors that helped make this happen!

FIV+ Sanctuary Cats

At Wayward Whiskers, we believe that EVERY cat deserves a chance at a happy life, even if they may have special needs. We have a special place in our hearts for the cats that are FIV positive. This page is dedicated to those wonderful, special kitties that may need a little bit of extra care and attention, but provide a lot of love. 


If you would like to sponsor one of our FIV kitties for just $25 a month, please visit Donate to sign up via PayPal! All of our FIV kitties are up for adoption.

Read the article the founder of Wayward Whiskers wrote about special needs cats.

Cocoa- sponsored by Saloni Singh

Franklin- sponsored by Kasey Peters

Marvin- sponsored by Elisa Mendoza

Figaro- sponsored by Shelli Holleran

Gilligan- Sponsor me!

Mr. Bubbles- Sponsor me!

Malcolm- Sponsor me!

Maddie- Sponsor me!

Jeffrey- Sponsor me!

Bridget- Sponsor me!




Wicket was the first kitty in the WWCR FIV/FeLV ward. He was dumped in a shopping center and had been surviving on his own for quite some time. His face is full of scar tissue from being in so many fights and trying to take care of himself. This has given him an independent streak, but he still likes to be around people. He's not a huge fan of other cats but can get along with them as long as they keep their distance. 


Wicket tested positive for FIV, but he is in good health so far. 


Wicket has found an absolutely perfect home for him. He lives with a wonderful family and a small dog that he loves to intimidate, since he's almost as big as the dog! 


Wicket hopes that the other FIV positive kitties with Wayward Whiskers can also find their perfect forever home. 

Ace came to us from a rescue in Missouri. There is no sweeter cat than Ace. He is a rare breed- he loves to be picked up and held! Ace was adopted in 2016!

Tom is quite the character! He's missing an eye, has a floppy ear, is FIV positive, and is half orange for some reason. He's a total lovebug and loves to be held! Tom was adopted in 2016!

Lionheart truly lives up to his name! He must have suffered greatly when he was roaming the streets, because not only is he FIV positive, but he had so many ear infections that his ears are now permanently deformed. Despite all he's been through, Lionheart is a sweet teddy bear who loves to lay on the clothes dryer. He rules the FIV ward with a gentle paw! He is not up for adoption due to his health issues but he has his forever home with Wayward Whiskers!



Buddy was found by a good Samaritan near the Missions in San Antonio. He had a severe injury to his ear, some chipped teeth, a tear or two on his good ear, goopy eyes and raging hormones. The abcess was repaired and he was neutered. During surgery it was found that he had a non-descending testicle, so that had to be removed. He has a nice big scar to show for it. He's about 8 pounds and looks like a typical Garfield Tom Cat. He was estimated to be about 10 years old. 


Buddy tested positive for FIV, which could have been a false positive if he had been vaccinated before. FIV is not a death sentence. However, Buddy sadly passed away from cancer in 2015. We miss him all the time.


Read more about FIV below.

This gorgeous, sassy calico is Galaxy. She is FIV positive. She loves people but is not a big fan of other cats! She was adopted in the summer of 2014 but brought back due to oral cancer. We helped her cross the rainbow bridge in November of 2015. 

Copyright © 2017 Wayward Whiskers Cat Rescue San Antonio, TX

Wayward Whiskers Cat Rescue is a 501(c)(3) rescue in San Antonio, TX founded in January 2013. We take in special needs cats and kittens that may otherwise be discarded or euthanized. 


We accept cats from the public when space is available, as well as pull from local shelters. We provide top-notch veterinary care including any surgeries or treatments the cats may need, and then find forever homes for them. We also are one of the few shelters in San Antonio that accepts FIV positive cats.  


Wayward Whiskers operates solely on support from individual and corporate donors. We do not receive any city or government funding.

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