Animal Friends’ Year-End Campaign

Nov 16 2015

Dear Friend, If you know Animal Friends, you know that spaying/neutering pets is at the heart of our organization. For more than 20 years, we’ve been compassionately and proactively fighting pet overpopulation. For far too long, too many pets have …

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Help Them Heal: Billy

Sep 04 2015

“Just hold on, little guy. You can do it.” An Animal Friends vet tech is holding a small bundle of fur in her hand – no more than a few days old – named Billy. Frequently called “bottle babies,” this …

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Help Them Heal Challenge: Patches

Sep 04 2015

“Here you go Patches. There’s yummy treats in there.” An Animal Friends’ volunteer sat with the 6-year-old Calico, feeding her from a cup. Each time she took food, the volunteer would click, thus beginning Patches’ clicker training. Each click catches …

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Animal Friends believes two cats are Twice as Nice!

Aug 07 2015

When you adopt two cats, you soon find that you can’t imagine life without them. That’s why adopting two cats from Animal Friends is “Twice as Nice!” When you adopt one cat Aug. 8-16, your donation covers TWO feline adoptions! …

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Just as Sweet as Her Name Suggests – Kit Kat!

Jun 17 2015

Through no fault of her own, 11-year-old Kit Kat was returned to Animal Friends in August 2013.  She had been living happily in a busy home for ten years before a severe allergy, developed by a young member of her …

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The Only Bug You’ll Ever Need To Love – Bug The Cat!

Jun 17 2015

Meet the only bug you will ever love!  Bug is a four-year-old cat who has been at Animal Friends since July 2013.  She was rescued during a Humane Investigation case involving an animal hoarder, which involved 25-40 animals living in …

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Cat Enrichment Fun for Adopt a Cat Month and Every Month!

Jun 17 2015

Guest Blogger: Suzanne Denk, Animal Enrichment Specialist A cat’s quality of life can be easily improved with a variety of toys and activities which provide mental stimulation. Try the following easy activities with your cat: Blow bubbles Let your cat …

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Ravioli Catnip Toy: A quick-to-stitch whimsical cat toy

Jun 10 2015

Guest Blogger: Suzanne Denk, Animal Enrichment Specialist For those that enjoy making crafts, a few quick stitches and some scrap fabric can make a popular toy for a shelter cat.  Shelter toys are quickly soiled and can have short life …

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Catnip Pinatas

May 04 2015

Guest Blogger: Suzanne Denk, Animal Enrichment Specialist Who can resist the lure of a colorful, swinging piñata?  A piñata appeals to all of a cat’s senses and gets the kitty up and moving.  Supplies: •    Origami paper ball. (Click here …

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“Personal” Cat Grass Containers

Mar 12 2015

Guest Blogger: Suzanne Denk, Animal Enrichment Specialist Spring is finally upon us and we are so very excited to start enjoying the sunshine, the warm air and…the grass?  Yes! Bring a little of the outdoors into an enclosure (or into …

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