Furry Friends nonprofit in dire need of new veterinarian help

Open volunteer position is for veterinary technician wanting to give back

VANCOUVER — Furry Friends, a nonprofit cat adoption and rescue organization in Vancouver, has remained open through COVID-19 to save homeless and abused cats. Now they need help to give back.

Graphic courtesy of Furry Friends
Graphic courtesy of Furry Friends

With some recent shifting in its staff availability, Furry Friends is looking for a volunteer veterinary technician to give back to the community by working with the cats at its facility. 

This person would have to be a certified veterinary technician as well as willing to give time to medical duties with the cats at Furry Friends’ shelter. The person could donate as many or as few hours as they desire, and only would be required to be consistent. 

“The main mission of Furry Friends is finding forever homes for the kitties in their care, but it needs qualified people in these key positions to make that happen,” stated Furry Friends in a release. “You will be rewarded in purrs and meows by all the furry guests and make some great relationships with the other dedicated volunteers.”

The responsibilities of the vet tech would include wellness checks, administering vaccines, microchips, blood draws, and determining the need for more examination by a veterinarian. 

Furry Friends is also searching for people who are comfortable and able to volunteer in medicating cats in the shelter. It is common that a high number of cats at the shelter need medicine before 9:30 a.m. and also need medication applied to their ears or eyes. 

“We are in desperate need to find more medical help to take care of the cats,” said Diane Stevens, marketing specialist with Furry Friends. “Our current vet tech is having to scale back her hours.”

The following information was provided by Furry Friends:

Furry Friends is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill organization that rescues and adopts out homeless, relinquished, and abused cats in Clark County, Washington. 

They care for the kitties as long as it takes to find their forever home. They are an all-volunteer organization; there is no paid staff. Because we are a no kill operation, we end up with more cats that need medical attention than some of the other shelters.

For more information contact information@furryfriendswa.org or call (360) 993-1097. Visit the website www.furryfriendswa.org to see what Furry Friends is all about.