Furry Friends offers microchipping and cat adoption at the Peace and Justice Fair

VANCOUVER — Furry Friends volunteers will be offering their cats and kittens for adoption Sat., Sept. 9 at the Peace and Justice Fair held at Esther Short Park 415 W 6th St, Vancouver.

The annual event has grown into a popular attraction for families in Clark County with more and more participants every year.

 

Area residents are invited to come on out and “purruse” the adoptable cats, talk with the Furry Friends volunteers, relax and listen to music at the Peace and Justice Fair to be held Sat., Sept. 9 at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of 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 at the Peace and Justice Fair to be held Sat., Sept. 9 at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Diane Stevens

 


Furry Friends offers microchipping and cat adoption at the Peace and Justice Fair

Event Date: Sat., Sept. 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Who: Furry Friends, a nonprofit, no-kill, all-volunteer cat adoption organization in Clark County

What: Microchipping for dogs & cats. Also adoptable cats will be on display.

Location: Esther Short Park, downtown Vancouver

Cost: $20 per pet for microchipping (a $50 value)


Area residents are invited to come on out and “purruse” the adoptable cats, talk with the Furry Friends volunteers, relax and listen to music. Visitors can get all sorts of info on what they can do to help the kitties besides adopting a cat and also check out some of the great cat themed merchandise that Furry Friends will have for purchase. There will also be a raffle prize.

Furry Friends will be offering discounted Avid FriendChip ID microchipping for dogs and cats at the event, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The chips will be implanted in pets by a volunteer licensed vet tech for only $20 (a $50 value). Furry Friends volunteers will complete and submit the registration paperwork. Unlike other brands, there are no annual fees.

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 lost pets a much better chance of coming home.

Furry Friends volunteers Sandy Bush (left) and Tess Ewart (right) are shown here at a previous event. This year’s Peace and Justice Fair will be held Sat., Sept. 9 at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Diane Stevens
Furry Friends volunteers Sandy Bush (left) and Tess Ewart (right) are shown here at a previous event. This year’s Peace and Justice Fair will be held Sat., Sept. 9 at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Diane Stevens

 

Furry Friends volunteers will be offering their cats and kittens for adoption Sat., Sept. 9 at the Peace and Justice Fair held at Esther Short Park 415 W 6th St, Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Diane Stevens
Furry Friends volunteers will be offering their cats and kittens for adoption Sat., Sept. 9 at the Peace and Justice Fair held at Esther Short Park 415 W 6th St, Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Diane Stevens

Furry Friends volunteers and the cats will be available Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The public is invited to come on out to meet the cats and volunteers or to 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@furryfriendswaorg or leave a message at (360) 993-1097.

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