THE COLUMBIAN: New home for Furry Friends is the cat’s meow

After 17 years of operation, Furry Friends has a home of its own. The nonprofit purchased its first home on Aug. 5 and officially moved 19 cats in on Sept. 24. The new halfway house for cats seeking adoption is in the West Minnehaha neighborhood. It is 1,662 square feet and sits on more than […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Alley Cat Bell and Pamela

Often the only balm for a broken heart is the unconditional love of an animal. So it was with Pamela, whose only child Kevin was killed in 2000. After his death, she brought a Boston terrier into her life, but when her cherished companion passed 14 years later, Pamela once again longed for the love […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Grimm and Tess

When Grimm (formerly called Gatsby) fell asleep in the hood of Tess’s sweater during one of her volunteer rounds at Furry Friends in April 2016, the small bundle of gray fluff promptly stole her heart. Having adopted a Persian named Jango (renamed Griffin) from us in 2015, she now had a purr-fect pussycat pair to […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Ginger and the Seiferts

There was just something special about Ginger, the Seifert’s fourth cat. Something about the way she looked in her online photo that Sharon found utterly endearing. And the rest, as they say, is furry friend “her-story.” “She stole our hearts with her sweetness and playfulness,” Sharon admits, “and we ADORE her. She’s loving and lovable, […]

Spot Magazine: ​Cat-Friendly Ideas for Holiday and Year-Round Giving

The holidays are the perfect time of year to give back to the charities and organizations that you feel most passionate about — and if you’re a cat lover, Furry Friends is the perfect place to share some holiday joy. There are lots of ways to help cats & kittens during the holiday season and, […]

Clark County Today: Furry Friends Cat Halfway House is coming along

VANCOUVER — Furry Friends is well on its way towards making its members’ dream a reality for the kitties, but the journey’s not yet over. On Sept. 24, the organization moved the entire “cat, kitten and caboodle” from the rental property to a permanent Halfway House, and while the felines are “walking on air,” the […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Potato and Felicia

For Felicia and her first furry feline friend, it was love at first sight. “I actually came to adopt a different cat,” says Felicia, “but because that cat wasn’t yet ready for adoption, I walked around the place awhile, and Potato (then named Mila) caught my eye.” Why the change of name? “It was perfect […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Winter, Scarlet and the Martins

Having lived “cat-free” for four years, the Martin family was ready for a change. Eager to give their teenaged daughters a “bonding experience”, Teresa and her husband welcomed kittens, Rain and Raisen, now called Scarlet and Winter, into their lives last Christmas, and haven’t looked back. In fact, they promptly adopted Blaire, an 8-year-old cat, […]

Camas Post: Volunteers help raise money for Furry Friends’ relocation

  By Dawn Feldhaus Post-Record staff Doug Quinn, of Camas, is among the local residents who helped a cat rescue organization raise an estimated $32,500. Quinn served as the auctioneer at the “My Fair Kitty” dinner and auction, Sept. 17, at the Firstenburg Community Center, in Vancouver. It was a fundraiser for Furry Friends, an […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Fonzie and the Larsons

As a lifelong believer in rescue, Lisa has owned more than twenty rescue cats over the years, and in keeping with tradition, recently added another feline member to the Larson family. “I went to the Halfway House to meet a different kitty,” she explains, “but we just didn’t click. As luck would have it, I […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Cynthia and Her Cozy Cat Circle

Dear Cat Lovers, This is the story of three cats: Bandit, April and Angel. I was fortunate to have adopted all three of my “fur factories” from Furry Friends, despite their being located on the far side of the moon. Why, you might ask? To put it simply: connections. One special someone named Marci, who […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Mollie and Pam Flagella

A long time adopter and adorer of felines, Pam was no stranger to those warm, fuzzy feelings when she “cat sat” her daughter’s kitty for nine loving months. “When she left, I was lonely,” Pam admits. “Then, as I scrolled through the Furry Friends site one day, I came upon a cat named Rhea. She […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail- Korra and the Kapps

“What can I say about our sweet, sweet Korra, except that she’s the light of our lives!” Faith admits. “She has such an amazing personality.” Originally searching for a “baby-sized kitten”, Faith and her husband found not-so-tiny Korra on our Petfinder page, and meow! A match was made. “I simply can’t explain how much we […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Cobra Bubbles and the Yorks

When MG joined the York family, he was promptly re-christened Cobra Bubbles (after the former CIA agent turned social worker in the animated Disney film, Lilo & Stitch). “All of our fur babies (several cats and one dog) have Disney names,” admits Janelle, “including Rocket, Princess Jasmine, Tinkerbell, Penny, Doc, Captain Jack and Stitch. And […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Gertie and the Tanksleys

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, this one is priceless. A five-year-old boy named Zander and his first ever pet, Gertie, locked together in loving. “This is our family’s first kitten,” explains mom, Robyn. “One glimpse at her photo and we were in love. She looked so sweet and so shy that my husband […]

THE REFLECTOR: Furry Friends to participate in ‘GIVE MORE 24!’

On Thursday, Sept. 22, for a total of 24 hours you can help Furry Friends raise the funds it need for the cats in their care that suffer from serious medical conditions. The fund covers vetting costs for the expenses of unexpected procedures and emergency surgeries, as well as ongoing treatments and lifelong medications.

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Whiskers and the Wilmotts

Having been committed cat owners for over 20 years, the Wilmotts, after the death of one of their two latest cats, knew that lonely 2-year-old Cosito needed a new companion. “We decided to get another cat,” explains Debbie, “but didn’t really want to go through the kitten stage again. We were familiar with Furry Friends […]

CITY OF VANCOUVER: My Fair Kitty Dinner & Auction

Furry Friends invites you to its largest fundraiser of the year! This year’s dinner and auction theme is “My Fair Kitty.” Items being auctioned include five days & four nights in Cancun Mexico, winery tastings & tours, gift certificates to local eateries, gift baskets, pet items, personal items & handmade gifts.

KGW: Cat Rescue to Host “My Fair Kitty” Dinner and Auction

Furry Friends is hosting its eighth annual dinner and auction fundraiser on Saturday, September 17th from 5 PM to 9 PM at the Firstenburg Community Center. While this year’s theme, “My Fair Kitty,” encourages attendees to wear costumes from the Academy Award winning film “My Fair Lady”, dressing to the nines is purely optional.