Furry Friends is proud to announce that after several years of significant growth we have added our 2nd staff member to our team! Furry Friends Leadership saw the need to hire an Executive Director position that will help continue that growth and enable us to further help the community we serve. After 23 years in operation we are fortunate to continue to live up to our mission.
With a unanimous decision from Furry Friends Board of Directors, this position has been offered to and accepted by long time volunteer, Jenn Hutchman. Jenn has been with Furry Friends since 2018 and has stepped into many lead volunteer positions such as the medical team, voicemail team, volunteer support team, cat intake team and has been the key person taking care of bottle baby kittens as they come in. She has fostered over 250 cats and kittens in her home for Furry Friends.
Jenn initially began volunteering with Furry Friends through the park events like the Recycled Arts Festival and the Peace Justice Fair almost four years ago. Of course, it wasn’t long before she got immersed into the organization and decided to take up a leadership role (Or two or three).
Jenn states, “We can do so much for one another as a community when we try”. She also volunteers on the weekends as the current lead to our medical team. Since she started with the medical team she has completed a course in vet assisting and has also taken a class with a veterinarian to learn more small procedures. This is the latest addition to her list of credentials, which include degrees in medical assisting, criminal justice, social services, and relaxation therapy. Jenn is a lifetime learner, gaining new experience through her variety of career and volunteer experiences. Furry Friends certainly provides a lot to learn, as well as fulfilling her love to help the community and cats. “It’s very rewarding to be a part of the process from start to finish,” Jenn explains
About Furry Friends
Furry Friends is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit no-kill cat rescue serving Clark County, Washington and adjacent counties. Founded in 1999, we are a volunteer run organization that rescues and adopts out homeless, relinquished, and abused cats. We shelter and care for them as long as it takes to find them forever homes. We provide medical attention, medications, spay/neuter, food, and litter for up to 500 cats each year. We have adopted out 460 cats and kittens for 2021 which is a record for us. Without our help, and the help of our supporters, many of these cats would have been euthanized, left on the streets to fend for themselves, or continued to over populate the community with kittens.
The Mission of Furry Friends is to help homeless, relinquished and abused cats by:
- Spaying or neutering.
- Providing medical care and foster homes until permanent placement of these cats into safe, nurturing homes.
- Educating the public regarding the care and responsibility of cat ownership.
- Collaborating with other pet rescue and companion groups to accomplish a no-kill status in the State of Washington.
To learn more about Furry Friends, visit our website at www.furryfriendswa.org
Or contact us at (360) 993-1097 Message Phone or firstname.lastname@example.org.