Cat-Friendly Ideas for Holiday and Year-Round Giving

Smokey is eagerly awaiting to open his Christmas presents.  Photo by Sandra Baumgarden.

Smokey is eagerly awaiting to open his Christmas presents. Photo by Sandra Baumgarden.

The holidays are the perfect time of year to give back to the charities and organizations that you feel most passionate about — and if you’re a cat lover, Furry Friends is the perfect place to share some holiday joy. There are lots of ways to help cats & kittens during the holiday season and, really, anytime.  For so many of us it seems like our homes are already filled with “stuff”, making us feel that it makes no sense to give one another even more “stuff”.  One gift option chosen by more and more people is to make a donation in someone’s name.  This is a lovely way to honor the relationship with the gift receiver while contributing to meaningful work.

Furry Friends also appreciate donations of new items such as paper towels, kitty litter, bleach, Natural Balance canned and dry cat food to name a few items. Or perhaps a gift card to Orchards Feed or All Natural Pet Supply so we can buy exactly what we need. We also have wish lists on Amazon, giving donors a chance to have that “shopping” experience while doing something wonderful. Or link an Amazon purchase to Furry Friends through Amazon Smile.

Photo by Esia Ackley

Photo by Esia Ackley

You might consider fostering an adoptable cat to give a homeless pet love and comfort and to help Furry Friends which is an all volunteer organization, rescue more cats.  Becoming a foster family or volunteering in other ways for Furry Friends is very rewarding.  Or, you might consider opening your home more permanently, as a “forever home”, adopting a homeless cat.  There are so many wonderful cats and kittens just waiting for.  What about giving a pet somewhere to finish his or her days surrounded by kindness and warmth?

About 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. We care for the kitties as long as it takes to find their forever home. We are an all-volunteer organization; there is no paid staff. For more information visit the Furry Friends website at  or contact them at  or leave a message at (360) 993-1097.

Nomi Berger

Nomi Berger

Nomi Berger is the bestselling author of seven novels, one work of non-fiction, two volumes of poetry, and hundreds of articles. She is a volunteer writer for Furry Friends in Vancouver, WA and also volunteers her writing skills to animal rescue groups in Canada and the USA. For more information about Furry Friends visit or contact them at or (360) 993-1097

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