Volunteer Spotlight with Nomi Berger

You may know Nomi from the Cat Tale stories and the Furry Friends Fur-Ever stories she does for us. However there is much more to this lady. See what she has to say about herself. I was born, quite literally, with a pen in my hand. Words are my passion and were my profession. A […]

Six Preventable Cat Accidents

The best way for your kitty to live all nine of her lives, happily and healthily, is through the prevention of needless accidents. Being hit by a car: Even if yours is an independent outdoor cat, there are steps you can take to ensure she stays safe. If financially feasible, and you live in a […]

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 – […]

Polydactyl Cats – Cat Tales

Cats with extra toes are called polydactyls, a name derived from two Greek words: “poly” meaning “many” and “daktylos” meaning “digits”. While the majority of cats have 18 toes, with five on both front paws and four on both back paws, it’s not unusual for a large number of cats to have extra toes — […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cat Tales: Cats and Coprophagia

Coprophagia is the act of eating and ingesting feces. Although far more common in dogs, it does appear occasionally in cats. There are times when eating feces is part of normal feline behavior. A new mother will often eat the feces of her newborn kittens as part of her daily grooming routine, while her kittens […]

Cat Tales: Cats As Blood Donors

What do ailing people and ailing animals often have in common? The need for life-saving blood transfusions. And when it comes to pet transfusions, it can be particularly difficult to find donors. This is why an increasing number of veterinary clinics are calling on caring cat owners to consider registering their kitties as blood donors. […]

Columbian Cat Tales: E-Cigarettes and Cats

With the increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes, commonly called E-cigs, comes an increased risk of toxicity to cats whose owners use them. Marketed as smoke-free substitutes for traditional cigarettes, they’re shaped like a long cigarette, battery operated, and filled with a replaceable cartridge of E-liquid that contains a mixture of ingredients such as nicotine, flavorings, […]

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 […]

Pussycats’ Pet Peeves

Fur-get kitties’ funny quirks! Pussycat parents may unwittingly be rubbing their own feline friends the wrong way. How? Consider the following: Taking them on car rides: As opposed to their canine counterparts, cats do NOT enjoy spontaneous rides in the car. Being highly territorial and passionate about routine, they dislike abrupt changes in their environment. […]

Cat Tales: Cat Bites CAN Be Dangerous

For this week’s Cat Tale story by our volunteer Nomi Berger, examines the topic of cat bites. When is a cat’s nip more than a nip? When it’s a bite, intentional or not. And bites to the hand can often be serious. Studies have shown that a shocking 80% of cat bites, even those that […]

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 […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Dufur and the Gilberts

“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, […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Tallulah and David Hicks

From Kahlulu to Tallulah may not seem so great a change, but for one fabulous feline, having waited oh-so-long for her Prince Charming, it changed her entire cat world. From the shelter of Furry Friends to the sanctuary of a fur-ever home, this kiss-able kitty’s dream had finally come true. “I saw her on Pet […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Theodore and the Duecks

Welcome to the warm and wonderful world of Theodore (formerly Isadore) whose dramatically striped outer beauty is matched only by his dear and darling inner beauty. “We absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Theodore,” says Russel. “He’s the sweetest and gentlest cat ever, and he’s brought such tremendous joy and comfort to our family. “We’re deeply grateful […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Sir Geoffrey von Bramblepelt and the Flowers

Having always known the love of cats, Mark and Blaine could no more live without one than they could live without air. And so, when they adopted Bentley, whose name they promptly changed to the regal Sir Geoffrey von Bramblepelt, the couple was, quite literally walking on air. “Geoffrey is a wonderful little fluff kid,” […]

Spot Magazine: Spotlight on Sandra Bush, Vet Tech extraordinaire

Have you met Sandy Bush? She has been the volunteer Vet Tech for Furry Friends for around four years now. She puts in long hours and the only pay she receives is the purrs from the kitties and the satisfaction of knowing she is making a difference. She is in great need of finding a […]

Cat Adoption and Book Signing April 29th

Woodin’ You Pampered Paws will be hosting a Furry Friends Cat Adoption Event and book signing with author Ramona Marek on Saturday, April 29th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Woodin’ You Pampered Paws, Your Neighborhood Pet Supply Store & More is conveniently located at the Center Square shopping center in Salmon Creek at 13305 […]

Spot Magazine: Furry Friends Receives Emergency Medical Grant

Furry Friends, Vancouver, has received a $1000 Emergency Medical grant from the Petfinder Foundation. The Petfinder Foundation Emergency Medical grant program is used to assist Petfinder members who are caring for a pet that needs special life-saving veterinary care in order to become adoptable. Read More Here

CC Today: Do you love kittens? Then why not become a foster parent.

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. […]

Spot Magazine: Pet Therapy for People

Pet owners know first-hand that dogs and cats love unconditionally; they are there when the person needs a hug or a smile. This love and acceptance make dogs and cats ideal therapeutic visitors for the elderly and disabled in nursing homes and care facilities. Read more here…

The Reflector: FF looking for another vet tech

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

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 […]