Furry Friends elects Tanika Campbell to the position of general manager/adoptions coordinator

Tanika Campbell
Tanika Campbell

Campbell will be the third paid staff member of the mostly volunteer organization

Furry Friends has elected Tanika Campbell to the position of general manager/adoptions coordinator.

Furry Friends is a cat shelter in Vancouver that has been in operation since 1999. It had been an all volunteer organization until 2022. Campbell will be the third paid staff member. She will report to Executive Director Jenn Hutchman. Her duties will include: in charge of all communications regarding adoptions, approving applications, scheduling meet and greets for cat adoptions, facilitating adoptions, scheduling transportation for all appointments, keeping electronic records up to date, and a multitude of other duties.

Tanika and her husband Mike started volunteering with Furry Friends in 2012 by starting a food collection/donation at their work. This led to volunteering to be socializers and enrolling their Labrador in the pet assisted living therapy program. 

When Furry Friends made its big move into its current shelter in 2016 the Campbell’s assisted with moving cats and things to the new place, yard work, and random handy work around the Halfway House. They also helped with in person events and kept four feral cat colonies fed over the years. They are fosters for the medically needy adult cats, pregnant moms and kittens and are very good at coaxing cats out of their shells and getting them to trust people.  At one time they were fostering 28 cats and kittens in their home.

About Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit no-kill cat rescue serving Clark County and adjacent counties. Founded in 1999, it is a volunteer-run organization that rescues and adopts out homeless, relinquished, and abused cats. Furry Friends shelters and cares for them as long as it takes to find them forever homes and provides medical exams, medications, spay/neuter, food, and litter for up to 550 cats each year.

Furry Friends has adopted out 506 cats and kittens for 2022 which is a record for the organization. Without its 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.

Furry Friends has more than 150 community volunteers who come from diverse backgrounds to contribute their time, skills, and talents for the cats. There is also a team of active volunteer board members. In 2022, Furry Friends volunteers donated a record 41,000 hours of service.

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