Furry Friends, founded in 1999, is a Vancouver, WA, 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill cat rescue and adoption organization.

We strive to help cats in the Vancouver-Portland Metropolitan and surrounding area receive the medical services and companionship they need. We are operated entirely by volunteers. Our Mission is to rescue abused, abandoned or otherwise homeless cats and house them in a safe, healthy and socialized environment until we find new “forever homes” for them. Furry Friends is funded by both individual and corporate donations; and as a 501(c)(3), non-profit, donations are tax deductible.

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Volunteer time or resources to help us. There are lots of ways you can help homeless cats outside of adoption or fostering.

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We are committed to finding foster care for cats, whether they are abandoned, neglected, homeless, and/or have special needs.

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Being small gives us the opportunity to know each cat – their personality, what they like to eat, and how they like to play.

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Your monetary donations – which are tax deductible – enable Furry Friends to continue our rescue program and community outreach.

Recent Posts from our Blog

Volunteer Spotlight: Stacie Nakashima
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Volunteer Spotlight: Stacie Nakashima

Today, we bring you another story chronicling a wonderful Furry Friends volunteer. Meet Stacie Nakashima, a person’s whose passion in life is to care for others, regardless of whether they have paws or opposable thumbs. Stacie first learned about Furry Friends through an article in the Columbian showcasing the organization. She was already interested in finding new volunteer opportunities to give back to her community, so the article’s mention of our constant need for new volunteers was great timing.
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A Cats Perspective when coming into Furry Friends
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A Cats Perspective when coming into Furry Friends

A nice lady is taking me out of the carrier and I don’t know what she is looking for but she is looking EVERYWHERE! My ears, eyes, teeth, skin, and even my umm… well you get the picture. She wants me to take this medicine, it’s a pill. I think I heard her mention something about worms. That’s quite the assumption but I guess if it makes them feel better I will take it.
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Tiger Lily finds her perfect home
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Tiger Lily finds her perfect home

Beautiful Tiger Lily came to Furry Friends as an extremely introverted kitty.  This beautiful gray kitty with the marmalade dipped tail had a hard time adjusting to her new routine at the house.  So, we put her in her own cage and made her off limits to everyone except the feeding/cleaning crew and a couple of socializers.  Restricting her care to just a few people seemed to be what she needed. 
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Furry Friends + The Columbian = A Purrfect Match!

Furry Friends volunteer Nomi Berger has been writing for The Columbian's Cat Tales blog! If you are interested in cat care and behavior, stop by Cat Tales for your weekly dose of kitty tips.

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    Did you know? Cats have dominant paws: While studies differ as to what percentage of cats are right, left or ambidextrous, they all show that our feline friends do indeed have paw preferences, particularly when it involves performing difficult tasks. One Irish study even correlated gender with paw dominance, indicating that males prefer using their […] Read more »
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    Picture this: you’re brushing your teeth or preparing a meal and your kitty hops into the sink. Competing for the same stream of water from the tap inevitably goes from amusing to annoying. Why, you ask, does your finicky feline prefer the sink to her water bowl? Is it by choice or by something more […] Read more »
Furry Friends is a nonprofit cat adoption organization. Its mission is to help homeless, relinquished and abused cats by providing spaying and neutering, medical care, and foster shelter for as long as it takes to find their forever home. Copyright © 2013 – 2020 Furry Friends. All rights reserved. Website design and development by Christina Roberts.