Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Noel and the Funkhausers

Sharon proudly admits that she’s been “privileged to have had many fur babies in my life.” Obviously then, her nibs, Miss Noel was not her first. Sadly for Sharon, however, Noel’s entry into their lives was due to the death of the family’s 17-year-old orange tabby to kidney failure, and the fact that their 6-year-old […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Abbey Rose and Myrna

Meow about a match made in kitty cat heaven! “Abbey Rose fits like an expensive glove,” says Myrna, “settling in from day one. And although she’s not my first kitty (16-year-old Gracie recently passed from complications due to diabetes), she’s right on top with the best of them.” Losing Gracie after so many wonderful and […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Olivia and Janice

Once upon a time, Olivia wasn’t the happiest puss-in-boots around. But feast your eyes on this fabulous feline now. Her adoring adoptive mom, Janice, has even bestowed oh-so-awesome Olivia with a regal nickname: the Duchess. Talk about your rags-to-riches kitty cat tale. “She’s doing wonderfully,” says Janice, “and the more I play with her each […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Bossy, Megan and Alex

“His adaptation to us and our home was immediate,” says Megan. “No sooner had we brought him inside than he jumped right on the bed and kissed us. ” Nicknamed “Kisstopher” because of his tendency to lick his pet parents’ faces while giving himself a bath, big boy Bossy is as sweet as sugar without […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Henry and Gretchen

  To call Gretchen a cat lover would be an understatement. For a woman who has owned in excess of fifty cats throughout her life, she’s most finely and fabulously “fixated on felines.” And Henry (originally named Pandu) is the most recent of her furry, four-legged loves. What’s particularly unique about this pussycat happily-ever-after tale […]

Van. Family Mag: Finding a Lifetime Friend through Pet Adoption

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 […]

Spot Magazine: Furry Friends to Host“My Fair Kitty” Dinner and Auction

(Vancouver, WA) 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, 700 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA. 98668. Festivities begin at 5 PM with guests having their photos taken and placing bids on the dazzling assortment of silent […]

A Loving Letter from Jasper

Meow to my furry friends, It was a dark and stormy night. I was wet and cold, hungry and lost. I had to get out of the rain, but I couldn’t find my way home. In desperation, I crawled under a car and jumped up on the wheel. A very kind man heard me crying […]

A Happy Tail to Tell

by Chuck Edmunds When I found myself homeless and without resources in April 2015, my car became “home” to my four cats and me. In desperation, I contacted numerous cat rescue groups, but Jennifer Hart of Furry Friends was the only one who answered me. She promptly agreed to take two of my cats, Hiway […]

Griffin: A happy-ever-after story

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 […]

NW Boomers: Diane Stevens-Volunteer Spotlight

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. Read more about it [buttonred link=”https://issuu.com/nwboomerandseniornews/docs/met_web_2016-6/16″]HERE[/buttonred]

Catster Magazine: At FF the Joy outweighs the heartache

Early in her rescue career, Jennifer Hart learned street cats are not always what they seem. The president of Furry Friends, a no-kill shelter in Vancouver, Washington, once trapped a lot of homeless kitties, assuming they were feral. She quickly discovered that many of these cats were not feral at all. Read more about it [buttonred […]

Van. Family Magazine – May Adoption Events at PetSmart Hazel Dell

You can make a difference by adopting a cat … and saving a life. Be prepared for head butts, purrs and unconditional love when you attend a Furry Friends cat adoption event at PetSmart Hazel Dell 316 NE 78th St., Vancouver, WA. There will be a selection of cats to meet and volunteers will be […]

Spot Magazine: Kittens in need of foster parents

Furry Friends has their paws full of kittens right now. All available foster parents already have their houses full of these adorable babies. Learn more about becoming a foster parent. Read more about it [buttonred link=”http://spotmagazine.net/kitty-corner/2016/4/27/kittens-in-need-of-foster-parents”]HERE[/buttonred]

Spot Magazine: Karen Laksamana volunteer spotlight

Have you met Karen? She is the person that does the graphic design on the Furry Friends newsletter and you will see her at the annual auction handling some of the check-out duties. Read more about it [buttonred link=”http://spotmagazine.net/kitty-corner/2016/4/22/paying-it-forward”]HERE[/buttonred]

Spot Magazine: Cats in need of a Vet Tech

The good folks at Furry Friends are in need of a little medical assistance from a qualified veterinary technician. Read more about it [buttonred link=”http://spotmagazine.net/news/2016/4/22/cats-in-need-of-a-vet-tech”]HERE[/buttonred]

The Reflector – 2015 Volunteers Honored

The Furry Friends volunteers are truly angels. If not for them we would not be able to help so many kitties. The Reflector had a story about our volunteers. Read more about it [buttonred link=”http://www.thereflector.com/companion_pets/article_bec6db98-fb87-11e5-b0ee-ab7d0e911852.html”]HERE[/buttonred]

Spot Magazine: Furry Friends seeks new home

Furry Friends is losing its current lease this fall and is in need of a larger facility, the all-volunteer staff is working hard to raise funds for a building to retrofit for the kitties. Read more about it [buttonred link=”http://spotmagazine.net/news/furry-friends-seeks-new-home”]HERE[/buttonred]

Spot Magazine: Cats in need of a Treasurer

You give a cat some money and teach him about budgeting and he throws everything you said out the window. Next thing you know he is on line buying cat toys and snacks. The bottom line is, never trust a cat with money. Read more about it [buttonred link=”http://spotmagazine.net/news/cats-in-need-of-treasurer”]HERE[/buttonred]

Spot Magazine- Story of a failed foster parent

Diane Stevens shares her story of rescuing a kitten with the plans of adopting him out. Well the kitten decided to stay with Diane and her husband Mickey. In the world of cats, a foster parent is a person who cares for a cat or kitten until they are old enough, well enough or socialized […]

Vancouver Business Journal – Pati Hinkel volunteer spotlight

Pati Hinkel is one of Furry Friends valued volunteers. The Vancouver Business Journal recently did an interview with her about her experience with Furry Friends. Read more about it [buttonred link=”http://www.vbjusa.com/news/volunteer-of-the-week/paying-it-forward-pati-hinkel/”]HERE[/buttonred]

Spot Magazine: Cindy Mael, Furry Friends volunteer spotlight

Cindy Mael has been a volunteer with Furry Friends for many years. You can often find her at the halfway house taking care of the kitties. Spot Magazine recently ran an interview that we did with her. Find out a little more about who Cindy is. Read more about it [buttonred link=”http://spotmagazine.net/kitty-corner/2016/3/6/volunteer-spotlight-on-furry-friends-volunteer-cindy-mael”]HERE[/buttonred]

Spot Magazine: Benefits of pet ownership go beyond companionship

Furry Friends volunteer Natalie Luther takes a look at the benefits of having a pet. You may not know it, but Fluffy and Fido may be quite beneficial to your wellbeing. In addition to the love and companionship that they offer, the joy that you receive offers health benefits that are well documented. Read more […]

Spot Magazine: Tanika Campbell, Furry Friends volunteer spotlight

Tanika Campbell and her husband Mike are valued volunteers to the Furry Friends family of volunteers. Spot Magazine is running an interview that we recently conducted with Tanika. Read what Tanika has to say. Read more about it [buttonred link=”http://spotmagazine.net/kitty-corner/2016/2/22/volunteer-spotlight-on-furry-friends-volunteer-tanika-campbell”]HERE[/buttonred]