Introducing Brooke, the multi-talented, Japanese speaking, cat volunteering college student of the Monday halfway house shift! She has been volunteering since the summer of 2017 when she was debating what type of service to do for her high school’s National Honor Society. “I was most interested in working more with animals,” she said. “I have four […]
Like almost every kid at the Recycled Arts Festival, Tina Starks saw the booth with cats and immediately dragged my parents over so I could see. When her father made it clear that none of those cats were going to come home with Tina’s family, she did the next best thing: sign up to be […]
Crazy about cats? Not enough hair on your clothes already? If you are a veterinary technician wanting to give back to your community, then Furry Friends would like to talk to you. The cats, kittens and good folks at Furry Friends are looking for a qualified volunteer veterinary technician to help with the medical duties. […]
Abi has been volunteering with Furry Friends since October of 2018. She jumped in with both feet and we are amazed at all she does for the kitties. She has a heart of gold. When you email us at the firstname.lastname@example.org email address, she is the one on the other end receiving it. We treasure […]
“I had four other cats in the past,” explains Summer, “but Milk and Cookies are my only kitties now. “How could I change such cute names when Milk and Cookies suit them so perfectly? “I chose them for several reasons. It was important to me that they’re sisters since I sometimes work 16 or 18 […]
Familiar with the old axiom: never judge a book by its cover? The same holds true for cats deemed less desirable than other cats. These less than “purr-fect” kitties may have medical conditions, physical limitations or behavioral issues but we at Furry Friends believe that cats with special needs deserve special owners who are dedicated […]
“Franky (short for Frankenstein) is the first cat I’ve had on my own,” says Jordan. “I grew up with cats — as many as four at once — and while I called one of them mine, when I left for college, they all became my mom’s cats. “I may jokingly call myself a cat lady, […]
“Jasper, formerly Rascal (we wanted a name with a similar sound), is the most recent in a long line of kitties in our lives,” Mary says. “My kitty soul mate, Kisa, passed away a few years ago. She was a beautiful Russian Blue, and my husband, Eric, also had gray cats he’d loved in the […]
By Nomi Berger Furry Friends offers low cost micro-chipping at their Esther Short Park events in Vancouver, WA. Visit their booth at the Recycled Arts Festival in June and the Peace and Justice Fair in September. The cost for micro-chipping your cat or dog through Furry Friends is only $20 (a $60 value). Millions of […]
The Acro-Cats are coming May 25 and 26 and Furry Friends is looking for volunteers to work at the shows. Every volunteer will get to see the show for free which is a $22 to $39 value. We provided the volunteer effort last time they were in town and we received a check for $920. […]
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!
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
“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, […]
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. […]
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
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 […]
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.
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.
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=”https://www.vbjusa.com/news/volunteer-of-the-week/paying-it-forward-pati-hinkel/”]HERE[/buttonred]
Furry Friends volunteer Marci Koski was recently featured in an article by the Columbian. In addition to being the Furry Friends Director of Social Media, she also has a feline behavior business. Read more about it [buttonred link=”https://www.columbian.com/news/2015/nov/02/working-in-clark-county-marci-koski-cat-behaviorist/”]HERE[/buttonred]