“Life is good!” Elaine declares. “My husband and I have had at least eight cats during our 55 years of marriage, and we both agree that while Dufur (formerly Garfield) has proven the most challenging to acclimate, he’s been more than worth the effort. All of our grown children, who are dedicated cat owners themselves, […]
“I was gifted with my first kitty when I was 15 years old,” explains Gail. “A beautiful blue point Siamese named Kitty Blue. Since then I’ve never been without a furry friend. Sophie (formerly Puff) is number 24 and newly adopted Milo is number 25. “When I read the story of why she was given […]
“Although my husband, Parker, had cats growing up, I only remember briefly hosting a stray for awhile when I was in elementary school,” admits Stephanie. “Ivy is the first cat we’ve adopted together. And while Ivy is still her ‘official’ name, we hardly ever call her that. It’s usually Baby Kidden, Little Miss, Potato Head, […]
Watch the hard-hitting action Saturday April 7, 2018 as Storm City Roller Girls battles it out on the track against the Gorge Roller Girls! The cat themed event will be held at the Clark County Event Center, 17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642 Storm City is proudly partnering with Furry Friends for this event. […]
Statistics show that in America, an animal is abused every 10 seconds.April has been designated “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” Month. A month during which everyone is urged to “Go Orange for Animals” to increase public awareness about these unconscionable, and usually unreported, incidents. Below are a few ways one can help the cause. Read […]
“While I grew up surrounded by cats, Jorgé (formerly George) was my first adopted cat,” says Kristen. “I’d been volunteering at Furry Friends for almost a year and had met dozens of cats and kittens. I knew I wanted an adult cat since they generally aren’t adopted as quickly as kittens, but I just hadn’t […]
“I’ve had many cats in my life,” says Kathryn. “My mother adored them and so do I. Unfortunately, for ten years, my husband, Walter, and I couldn’t have any because Buster, our terrific Rottweiler, couldn’t tolerate them. When our Buster died last October, we were devastated and depressed by his loss. But it was always […]
“My husband, Lary and I became empty nesters last fall when our two youngest children moved to Seattle to finish college,” explains Cathy. “When they left, they took their two cats with them and so we found ourselves childless and cat-less all at once! “Because I’ve always had cats in my life, after a few […]
“This summer I had to put down my 20-year-old Annie,” explains Jan. “I cherished that cat, and I’ve had cats in my life since the age of six. “I would only go through rescue groups to adopt, and knew once I looked for a cat, it wouldn’t take me long to find one. I was […]
“I’ve always had cats,” explains Sally. “And while we may have two dogs, we (my husband, son, daughter and me) consider ourselves ‘cat people.’ “We changed the kitties’ names from Skittles and Simon to Merry and Pippin. In case you don’t recognize them, Merry (Meredoc Brandybuck) and Pippin (Peregrin Took) are two beloved, best friends […]
The Belshers, who had previously adopted Sophia (formerly Maggie) from Furry Friends, recently added another furry friend, Keanu (formerly Ricky Bobbie) to their happy feline family. “We met him when he was 4 weeks old and it was meant to be,” Miranda explains. “Since he was so playful and had a very similar personality to Sophia, […]
Cory Long of KGW channel 8 news came to the Furry Friends Halfway House on Thursday, September 28th to do a news spot about the kitties. The segment aired later that night on the 1o:00 pm and 11:00 pm news. Here is a link to the story CLICK HERE.
Lincoln Graves of KATU TV stopped by the FF Halfway House on Tuesday, September 19th 2017. He interviewed us for a spot on the news. VANCOUVER, Wash. — There’s no shortage of animal lovers in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. There’s also no shortage of animal shelters working to find homes for pets in need. To view […]
Whereas Rachel had grown up around cats, Rosie and Alice (formerly Ruffles) were the first two she shared with her husband. “We kept Rosie’s name because it grew on us, and because she looks like a Rosie,” explains Rachel, “while Ruffles became Alice. I’ve always wanted a kitty named Alice due to my minor obsession […]
by Lincoln Graves, KATU News Tuesday, September 19th 2017 VANCOUVER, Wash. — There’s no shortage of animal lovers in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. There’s also no shortage of animal shelters working to find homes for pets in need. Diane Stevens is the spokesperson for one of those shelters. “It’s like hitting the kitty lottery for a […]
VANCOUVER — Love cats and kittens but not ready for your own? Maybe your lifestyle doesn’t allow time for you to adopt, then fostering may be a great alternative. Fostering is a great way to help some kittens on your own time, in the comfort of your own home for a few weeks or months. […]
Chloe Moesch, from the Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association and volunteer for Furry Friends, with a $226 check that the association donated to the cat shelter. The Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association chose Furry Friends as the recipient of the association’s January “Casual for a Cause” collection. The group raised $226 to go toward the […]
Furry Friends board member Marci Koski was recently featured in an article about feline behavior. In addition to Marci’s business ‘Feline Behavior Solutions’ she is the behaviorist for all of the Furry Friends cats. Read her interview here
The cats at Furry Friends live for the love they receive from lead veterinary technician Sandra Bush. Her compassion for animals runs deep, and she gets much reward from helping them. Read more here
Losing your job can be a devastating turn of events—a reminder that nothing is here to stay. But for Diane Stevens it became an opportunity to follow her heart. “It was a blessing in disguise and a good time to figure out what I wanted to do,” she says. Before getting laid off from her […]
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.
Who could resist those fluffy bundles of joy?” asks Diane Stevens of Furry Friends in Vancouver, a nonprofit, no-kill, cat adoption agency. Who indeed? Fluffy kittens are definitely one of the agency’s most popular adopted pets, affirms Stevens. Denise Barr of Humane Society for Southwest Washington echoes the affection, “Expect your heart to never be […]
By Tess Ewart Griffin is a 2 year old blue Persian rescue cat from Vancouver. He was rescued by Furry Friends Cat rescue and he is out to change everyone’s preconception about cats. His personal motto is “anything dogs can do, I can do better!” In March of 2015 I unexpectedly lost my kitty of […]
Diane Stevens talks a little about what her role is at Furry Friends. In addition to being the Marketing Director and on several committees, she spends much of her time photographing and educating people on how wonderful our Furry Friends cats are.