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. Furry Friends is a volunteer run organization. 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

Ren’s Story
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Ren’s Story

This is Ren (we called him Sadness because he always looked sad). Today (August 4) we had to be there for him while he crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He was my bottle baby and has been with me since he was a tiny baby. After many tests it was concluded that he had Intussusception which is where a part of his intestines slid into another part. This caused him to go into sepsis and his best option was to be humanely euthanized. He would not have survived the surgery he would have needed to repair it. Jesse was with him holding him. It's heart breaking to lose him but at least he was loved while he was here. He was such a funny, sweet little boy. Rest in peace little sadness
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Nori and Blair
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Nori and Blair

“Nori, formerly called Cutie at Furry Friends, is my very first fur baby,” says Blair. “She’s been with us for four months now and we’re utterly in love. I chose Nori because she was friendly and wanted to snuggle, but I could never have imagined what a cuddle bug she truly was. Not only did she adjust to her new home right off the bat but in a matter of days it felt as if she had lived here forever. “Although she’s extremely playful and has a lot of energy, she simply ADORES people and wants to be with us all of the time. She greets strangers with ‘open arms’ and always manages to finds a chest to lie on whenever we’re watching movies on TV.
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Pookas and the Vidmantas
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Pookas and the Vidmantas

“When we adopted Blackberry, we renamed him Pookas, which is similar to the Lithuanian word for ‘fluffy’ since he’s a fluffy, long-haired tux kitty,” Diane explains. “He has a brother about the same age, Karvee (cow in Lithuanian), a cow tux. Because my husband’s parents were born in Lithuania, we try to pick names that work in both languages.
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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.

  • Feline PancreatitisFeline Pancreatitis
    Pancreatitis — inflammation of the pancreas – is relatively rare, but recognizing its signs early is essential to any cat’s health. These signs can include lethargy, increased thirst and urination, poor appetite or refusing to eat, dehydration and weight loss. What then, is the pancreas? A small organ tucked between the stomach and intestines, it […] Read more »
  • Excessive Tearing in CatsExcessive Tearing in Cats
    Veterinarians usually divide epiphora, or excessive tearing, into two categories — excessive tear production or inadequate tear drainage.   Similar to our own eyes, a cat’s eyes will tear after being exposed to irritants like chemicals and dust, smoke and smog. When the irritant in question either subsides or disappears, so should the cat’s increased […] Read more »
  • Is Kitty Allergic to YOU?Is Kitty Allergic to YOU?
    Have you ever observed that your kitty’s allergy symptoms seem to worsen the more time you spend together? Have you ever considered the possibility that she may be allergic to you? While extremely rare, scientists say that cats can indeed be allergic to people, but that our frequent bathing and showering assists in reducing our […] 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.