(Vancouver, WA) Working round the clock to beat the clock, Furry Friends is putting out the word: they need all the human help they can get to make a 17-year-old dream a reality.
Thanks in part to the generosity of several private donors, the cat rescue that has rented three different homes over the years, is set to move into their own building in a central Vancouver neighborhood. The modest size house sits on a little over a half an acre of land. What is now a daunting work in progress will ultimately allow them to expand their capacity and extend their community outreach.
But the challenge faced by Furry Friends is twofold. Not only must their current Halfway House be restored to its original condition by September 30th, but they must move its 25 feline residents into their new, permanent Halfway House – completed or not -- by September 24th. And so, with two massive projects on their plate, the rescue is in urgent need of more able-bodied people to join their small, but dedicated and overworked band of volunteers.
Both properties still have extensive work to be done both outdoors and indoors. Outdoors tasks range from weeding, mowing grass, trimming foliage and replanting bushes to shoveling bark and pulling ivy. Indoors tasks range from ripping up carpeting, removing and replacing doors, cabinets and light fixtures to painting, plumbing, remodeling, cleaning and vacuuming.
Founded in 1999, Furry Friends is a nonprofit, no-kill 501(c)(3) animal rescue serving Clark County. Run entirely by volunteers, their mission is to save ailing and abused, abandoned and relinquished cats by providing them with medical care and socialization, spay/neutering and shelter until they are placed in appropriate adoptive homes.