Furry Friends, founded in 1999, is a Vancouver, WA, 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill cat rescue and adoption organization.

We strive to help cats in the Vancouver-Portland Metropolitan and surrounding area receive the medical services and companionship they need. We are operated entirely by volunteers. Our Mission is to rescue abused, abandoned or otherwise homeless cats and house them in a safe, healthy and socialized environment until we find new “forever homes” for them. Furry Friends is funded by both individual and corporate donations; and as a 501(c)(3), non-profit, donations are tax deductable.

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Volunteer

Volunteer time or resources to help us. There are lots of ways you can help homeless cats outside of adoption or fostering.

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Foster

We are committed to finding foster care for cats, whether they are abandoned, neglected, homeless, and/or have special needs.

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Adopt

Being small gives us the opportunity to know each cat – their personality, what they like to eat, and how they like to play.

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Donate

Your monetary donations – which are tax deductible – enable Furry Friends to continue our rescue program and community outreach.

Recent Posts from our Blog

Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Lily, Apollo, Arrow and the Loudas
Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Lily, Apollo, Arrow and the Loudas

"The cats we adopted first from Furry Friends (Apollo and Arrow) already had those names, and because we liked them,...
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Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Max, Murphy and Deanne Edwards

"I got my two ‘boys’ in the spring of 2018," Deanne explains. "Max, formerly called Moose, and Murphy, formerly called...
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Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Stash and the Andersons

"I’ve had cats my whole life," SuAnne says. "I had four when my son, now 17, was born, but sadly,...
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Furry Friends + The Columbian = A Purrfect Match!

Furry Friends volunteer Nomi Berger has been writing for The Columbian's Cat Tales blog! If you are interested in cat care and behavior, stop by Cat Tales for your weekly dose of kitty tips.

  • Pussycats and Purrstrue
    For those pondering the how and why of that phenomenon known as purring, numerous theories abound.  As for how: Most experts now believe that purrs are created by the laryngeal and diaphragmatic muscles in combination with a neural oscillator in the brain. A message from the neural oscillator to the laryngeal muscles causes them to vibrate and this movement controls the amount of air passing… Read more »
  • Colds in Catstrue
    Can cats catch colds? Paws-itively! The culprits behind a cold, or upper respiratory infection (URI), are bacteria or viruses, sometimes both, and its symptoms can include sniffling, sneezing, coughing, a runny nose, wheezing, clear to pus-like discharge around the eyes, and lethargy. Fortunately, cats can’t pass their colds on to people just as we can’t pass ours on to them, but they can affect every… Read more »
  • Marijuana Toxicity in Catstrue
    Due to the increased availability of both medical and recreational marijuana, as well as its use in foods, pills, oils and tinctures, marijuana is more accessible than ever before. It’s also stronger because new hybrids and cultivation techniques have resulted in plants with significantly more THC (Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound) than in decades past.  It therefore poses an even greater threat to one’s cherished… Read more »