Max and Murphy on the floor looking at the camera

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 Midget, are a pair of sweet 7-year-old brothers. “Max loves being held, petted and loved on, while Murphy follows me everywhere I go, sleeps with me, and loves being a lap cat. If I’m on […]

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Stash and Blaze sitting side-by-side on the couch

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, in the past four years, we’ve lost them all. “We chose to adopt Stash (we kept his name since it suited him and he already answered to it) because he’s such a lover! He loves […]

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Maxine laying on her side

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Maxine and the Dziabczenkos

“My husband and I have both had cats our entire lives. We love them,” explains Sabella. “And as soon as we saw Francine’s picture, we just knew. We renamed her Maxine — Max for short because she’s such a little Wild Thing! She jumped in and owned the place from the second we brought her […]

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Romey relaxing atop a cat bed

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Romey and Sheri Gonzales

“When I first met Romey (then Pistacio) at Pet Smart, she was instantly drawn to me,” admits Sheri. “She came over to me with purrs, rubbing against my legs and talking away, but I was hesitant about bringing home a ‘forever friend’ kitty. My previous cat, Moby, had been with me for 15 years, and […]

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Molly sitting in her cat bed by the window, petting Molly the dog on her nose

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Molly and Mary Brown

“I’ve always had cats in my life until about 17 years ago when our last cat died of old age,” Mary says. “With four dogs to look after, my husband and I decided not to get another cat because of our travels south for the winter. But when my husband, who was a veterinarian, passed […]

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Kitten chasing laser light toy

Cat Tails: Laser Pointers: Paws Up or Down?

Pet parents find that cats of all ages — from playful kittens to sedentary seniors — will often engage in laser pointer play, stimulating them and encouraging them to be more mobile with minimal effort on their humans’ part. But as ideal as it sounds, are laser toys good for — even safe for – […]

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Dena Hughes holding Hash

The Columbian: 10 kittens ‘near death’ now ‘thriving’

Furry Friends volunteer cared for animals saved from a hoarding situation After months of care, 10 kittens who came to Furry Friends from a hoarding situation in Cowlitz County in June are nearly ready to be adopted. All the kittens had ringworm when Furry Friends took them in, along with flea infestations, eye infections and […]

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Felix laying on his back with a toy next to him

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Felix and Mike Booth

What first drew Mike to Felix were his marvelous black and white markings, followed promptly by his purr-sonality! “After meeting a lion (Maine Coon), a temperamental heterochromic (a kitty with two different colored eyes), two lazies, a hyperactive kook and a four-legged paper shredder,” laughs Mike, “all Felix wanted was some positive attention in his […]

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Cowlitz kittens all eating food together

Cowlitz Kitten Update – November 2018

Ten kittens were rescued from a hoarding situation in Cowlitz County in June. We were told the kittens were relatively healthy, this was not the case. We should have known that hoarding and healthy do not go hand in hand. By the time they reached Furry Friends we were committed to helping them. They were […]

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Dena Hugh holding a bi-color cat in her arms

Interview with Dena Hugh, Fabulous Feline Foster

Q: How long have you volunteered with Furry Friends? A: Since December 2015. Q: How did you get involved with Furry Friends? A: While I’ve taken in many strays and other animals who have lost their way, I’ve always wanted to do more. I live alone in a three-bedroom house, and with no one to […]

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Tormund Giantsbane cuddling with children on the couch

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Tor and the Medinas

“Tor is our first family kitty,” Amber explains. “Although his original name was Tom, we changed it to Tormund Giantsbane after a ‘Game of Thrones’ character, but we just call him Tor. “Because we wanted a young kitty to grow up around our toddler, and his write up was so awesome, it was easy to […]

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Liam watching Astro sleep, laying side-by-side

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Liam and the Serranos

“I would like to thank you for the work you do,” says Fernando. “Bella, our 14-year-old daughter, and the entire family is very pleased and honored to have Liam in our home. “Liam is our first cat, and when Bella, who always wanted a black cat, saw his photos on Petfinder, she immediately fell in […]

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Freya peaking out of a cat tower tunnel

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Freya and the Rowes

“Freya, formerly Sapphire, is the second kitty we’ve adopted from Furry Friends,” explains Crystal Rowe. “I help out there on Friday mornings, and while I was cleaning her box in the med room, she climbed into my arms and started to purr. My heart was gone! I later posted a photo with her on Face […]

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Kittens washed in the sink, being checked for ringworm

Cowlitz Kitten Update -August 2018

By Jennifer Hart, president of Furry Friends As many of you know, the Cowlitz kittens are 10 babies that we rescued from a hoarding situation. They were almost dead and have required a lot of time, money and attention. On Sunday August 19 I was lucky enough to help Dena Hugh, their foster mom, bathe […]

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Rich Fulham sitting in front of the couch, petting Willow

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Willow Delight and the Fulhams

“My husband and I both grew up with cats, and we’ve had five since we’ve been married,” says Sally, “making Willow Delight our sixth. “Willow’s name at Furry Friends was Delight. We decided to keep Delight as her middle name. We named her Willow because our other cat, Buffy, is named after Buffy the Vampire […]

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Vickie Petting Noah

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Nova and the Princes

“Our family adopted Nova (we’re still trying to find a new name that suits him) in June,” explains Vicki, “but the first time we saw him was June 2017 at the Vancouver Recycled Arts Festival. “My husband and I wandered over to the Furry Friends booth and were instantly drawn to the white cat with […]

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Orbit sitting atop a cat tower

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Orbit and the Steinbaughs

“This is our second kitty,” Lindsay explains. “His original name when we adopted him was Aspen and we renamed him Orbit since his birthday fell on the same day as the solar eclipse. “What drew us to Orbit was the fact that he was so cute and different looking, and after meeting him, it was […]

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Raspberry laying in father's arms

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Raspberry and the Lenningtons

“When we adopted Raspberry in November 2017, she took to us right away and slept in our bed the first night,” says Sharon. “At Christmas, Santa brought her a scratching post and more toys than she already had, while her ‘human’ sister even gave her presents. A bit of a fussy feline when it comes […]

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Walter sitting on the bed with his new mother

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Walter and the Reynolds

“Last fall, we lost two of our cats within 6 weeks of each other,” Melissa explains. “One was 13 and the other was 15. Our hearts were broken over these losses. Thankfully, we still had our 15-year-old cat, Maryann. We weren’t sure if we wanted to get another one so soon, but felt we should […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Casanova and the Johns

“What to say about Casanova that hasn’t already been said!” exclaims one very excited Vickie. “In a lazy moment, I call him Cas, but more often buddy or my little friend. “In chatting with Sandy at the Halfway House, she told me that Casanova had diabetes and needed insulin therapy twice a day, monitoring of […]

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Koko lounging on a blanket

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Koko and the Costellos

“How can you not help but love a kitty who deposits his favorite toy on your chest every night at 3 AM to tell you he misses you and wants to play?” Pat poses the question rhetorically. “We had just adopted another rescue kitten when, two weeks later, we saw a photo of Koko (then […]

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Enya sitting atop a bed

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Minnie and the Halls

“Minnie is our first cat since we’ve had children,” says Terri. “My last cat was 17 when she passed away, and due to my husband David’s allergies we never got another one. “I met Minnie (then called Enya) when I went for a volunteer orientation at the Halfway House. She had the softest fur and […]

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