Furry Friends: ‘Recycled cats are priceless’

Nonprofit organization to offer candidates for adoption at annual Recycled Arts Festival June 23-24

VANCOUVER — Furry Friends will offer their recycled cats for adoption June 23–24, at the Recycled Arts Festival held at Esther Short Park, 301 West 8th Street in Vancouver.

Furry Friends will offer discounted Avid FriendChip ID microchipping for dogs and cats at the Recycled Arts Festival June 23-24. Photo courtesy of Diane Stevens
Furry Friends will offer discounted Avid FriendChip ID microchipping for dogs and cats at the Recycled Arts Festival June 23-24. Photo courtesy of Diane Stevens

The annual adoption at the Recycled Arts Festival “has grown into a huge family event, with more and more participants every year,’’ said Furry Friends volunteer Diane Stevens.

Area residents are invited to come on out and “purruse” the adoptable cats, talk with the Furry Friends volunteers, relax and listen to music, and get all sorts of info on what they can do to help the kitties in addition to having the opportunity to adopt a cat. Attendees can also check out some of the great cat-themed merchandise that Furry Friends will have for purchase.

Discounted Avid FriendChip ID microchipping for dogs and cats will be offered on Sat., June 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sun., June 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The chips will be implanted in your pet by a volunteer licensed vet tech for only $20 (a $50 value). This permanent identification gives a lost pet a much better chance of coming home.

Furry Friends will offer their recycled cats for adoption June 23–24, at the Recycled Arts Festival (RAF) held at Esther Short Park, 301 West 8th Street in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Diane Stevens
Furry Friends will offer their recycled cats for adoption June 23–24, at the Recycled Arts Festival (RAF) held at Esther Short Park, 301 West 8th Street in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Diane Stevens

Cats often do not wear collars, and may not have any other form of ID. A recent study showed that less than 2 percent of cats without microchips were returned home. However, if a cat is microchipped, the return-to-owner rate is 20 times higher than if the cat was not microchipped. This unique permanent identification gives your lost pet a much better chance of coming home.

Furry Friends volunteers will be available Sat., June 23 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., June 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The cats will be there during those hours. Attendees can meet the cats and volunteers and learn more about the care of cats and the mission of Furry Friends.

Furry Friends is a nonprofit, all volunteer, no kill, cat adoption organization in Vancouver. 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.

For more information about Furry Friends, visit www.furryfriendswa.org, email information@furryfriendswa.org or leave a message at (360) 993-1097.

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