Feline Friends Asks Community to Assist with Building a New Shelter

Feline Friends logoFounded in 2000, Feline Friends is a non-profit, volunteer-only operated, no-kill cat shelter that provides rescue, rehabilitation, medical attention and rehoming to at-risk cats in and throughout Thurston and Mason counties. Their mission is to, “provide unconditional love and care for any cat in need no matter what the circumstance may be.” Feline Friends Volunteers receive calls from Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pierce and many other counties in Washington State. They take in cats rescued from natural disasters such as the recent Oregon wildfires and they operate a trap-spay/neuter-release program for ferals in an effort to decrease unwanted breeding.

To raise funds for their new cat shelter, Feline Friends is hosting the 1st Annual Purr-fect Hearts Affair. This gala event will be held February 3, 2018 at Pellegrino’s Event Center in Tumwater. But before we can get to an evening of dinner, drinks and live music, culminating with a silent and live auction, Feline Friends is asking for donations of gifts and services from friends in the community.

Your generous donation would assist in building our new, larger facility and in turn allow us to provide our services to a greater number of cats in need. Our goal for the evening is $20,000, which would provide the necessary funding for construction, landscaping, and supplies at our new 8-acre location! In addition to service items and gift donations, we are also seeking sponsorships to help fund the event. Donors and sponsors of all levels will receive recognition for your charitable assistance with this event. For more information on how we will recognize your sponsorship or donation please click here.

If you can donate an item or service – pet sitting, tax preparation, landscaping, etc. – download a copy of the donation solicitation. If you would like your donation picked up, please contact Rebecca Reavis.

If you would like to make a financial donation, the donor/sponsorship levels may be of interest to you. Those details are on the donation solicitation, too.

If you have friends, family, or businesses that would want to help out as well, please send them a copy of the donation solicitation. Our feline friends need you.

Whether you can make a donation of goods and services or not, don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Purr-fect Hearts Affair.

Feline Friends Purr-fect Hearts Affair
February 3, 2018
6:00 PM
Pellegrino’s Event Center
5757 Littlerock Rd SW, Tumwater 98512

The evening will begin with a silent auction, Italian vegetarian buffet, and cash bar. Live music will be provided by Roger and Deb Hamilton. The live auction is hosted by Garrison Auctioneers. Each $40 ticket includes all you can eat and a beverage token. Event tickets are available online (click this link).

Thank you, neighbors, for your support of Feline Friends!

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Feline Friends Holiday Bazaar with Santa, December 2

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It’s a Griffin area tradition! The Feline Friends Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday, December 2nd at the Griffin Fire Station (3707 Steamboat Loop NW, US-101 at the Steamboat Island exit) from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Many hand crafted items by local artisans – jewelry, Christmas decorations, homemade soaps, jams and great gift ideas.

Fresh coffee, hot apple cider, bake sale with lots of cookies.

Come have your children or leashed pets have pictures with Santa.

The Feline Friends cat house (6515 Sexton Drive NW) will be open for adoptions.

Saturday, December 2
10 AM to 3 PM
Griffin Fire Department Headquarters
3707 Steamboat Loop NW

Thank you for your support!

Feline Friends Kick Off Series of Plant Sales Beginning May 6th

The weekend of May 6 marks the first of a series of four area plant sales with proceeds dedicated to local organizations that spay and neuter pets and provide adoption services for pets. This is a terrific opportunity to acquire perennials, beautiful dahlias, herbs, some vegetables, or to choose from a large variety of unusual plants at great prices. And, that fourth sale is both a plant sale and a garage sale, where you are invited to donate gently-used, saleable items, to benefit Feline Friends.

All these sales will happen, rain or shine!  And 100% of proceeds benefit homeless pets.

Many thanks to Diane Jacob, at Cameron Gardens, and other local gardeners, for providing the plants and staffing these four sales.

Feline Friends Plant Sale
Saturday, May 6th
9 AM to 2 PM
Griffin School6530 33rd Ave, Olympia just off Hwy 101 at Steamboat Island Rd Exit
There will be an outstanding variety of flowering perennials and some annuals as well as some dahlia tubers.
Call (360) 866-1909 for more information.


Adopt-A-Pet Plant Sale
Saturday, May 13th
9:30 AM to 3 PM
Our Community Credit Union parking lot, 2948 Olympic Hwy N, Shelton
Just in time for Mother’s Day. There will be large hanging fuchsia baskets as well as many green house raised annuals.
Call (360) 432-3091 for more information.


S.N.A.P. (Spay & Neuter All Pets) Plant Sale
Saturday, May 27th
9 AM to 3 PM
Thurston County Animal Services, 3120 Martin Way, Olympia
There will be many plant choices to check out here including wonderful donations from Briggs Nursery as well as different local gardeners.
Call (360) 352-2510 for more information.


Close Out Plant & Garage Sale to Benefit Feline Friends
Saturday, June 3rd
9 AM to 2 PM
Griffin School6530 33rd Ave, Olympia just off Hwy 101 at Steamboat Island Rd Exit
Do you have saleable items to contribute? Please bring them to Griffin between 6pm-8pm Friday, June 3rd or call (360) 866-1909.

Your support will be helping dedicated organizations in Thurston and Mason Counties in the never-ending quest to spay and neuter all pets to save hundreds of lives every year.

 

Feline Friends Holiday Bazaar and Griffin Holiday Market, Saturday, December 3

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This Saturday sees the return of two holiday events to the Griffin/Steamboat Peninsula area. One is the Feline Friends Cat Adoption Day, Santa, and Holiday Bazaar. The other is the Griffin Holiday Market. Between these two events, you’re bound to find a lot of goodies you want for this season’s gift-giving.

Santa will be available at the Feline Friends Holiday Bazaar to have photos taken with your pets (on a leash only) or children.

Stop by to visit with friends and neighbors and to shop for those extra special gifts made by local artisans and have some Hot Apple Cider. Check out their Raffle and Bake Sale with lots of cookies.

Of course, the Feline Friends Cat House will be open with cats hoping to find a loving forever home before the New Year.

Feline Friends Cat Adoption Day, Santa, and Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 3
10 AM to 3 PM
Griffin Fire Department Headquarters
3707 Steamboat Island Loop NW, Olympia

On the same day, the Griffin School invites you to come peruse their Griffin Holiday Market. More 30 vendors are featured, with the focus on vendors selling homemade items. There will be a great variety at this event, which is a fundraiser to support the Griffin Middle School band’s Disney trip in April.

There will also be a bake sale, silent auction, and performances by individual band students.

Griffin Holiday Market
Saturday, December 3
10 AM to 3 PM
Griffin School Gymnasium
6530 33rd Ave NW, Olympia

We hope to see you shopping locally at both these holiday events, this Saturday.

Feline Friends Holiday Bazaar, Cat Adoption Day, and Santa – Saturday, December 5

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The annual Feline Friends Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, December 5th at Griffin Fire Station  from 10am – 3pm. Many of the crafters/artists are from the local area featuring handmade wreaths and Christmas decorations; beautiful gifts for people, pets, gardens and birds; homemade jams, jellies, and seasonings; beautiful jewelry and woodwork to list just a few items. There will also be a raffle and bake sale with goodies donated by friends and neighbors.

Santa will be available for pictures with pets (on leashes only) and children. The coffee is on, so stop by for fun and good cheer.

Feline Friends Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 5
10 AM to 3 PM
Griffin Fire Department

The Cat House (6515 Sexton Drive NW) will be open for viewing and adoptions. Many kitties would love to begin the holidays with a forever home and there are so many to choose from.

For more information about Feline Friends, click here.

Feline Friends Cat Adoption Day, Santa Paws, and Holiday Bazaar – December 6

Feline Friends will hold a Cat Adoption Day and Holiday Bazaar at the Griffin Fire Department Headquarters, 10 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, December 6.

This is an annual bazaar with over 20 tables filled with great gift ideas for the season. Santa will be available for pictures!

Crafts include hand blown glass art, Christmas wreaths and decorations, handmade soap, jams and jellies, candles and many other unique items.

There will also be a bake sale.

Join us for fun and to support this special cause.


Feline Friends Cat Adoption Day, Santa Paws, and Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 6
10 AM to 3 PM
Griffin Fire Department Headquarters

Feline Friends Plant Sale This Saturday, May 5

From the folks at Feline Friends, we received this email:

Hello from Cameron Gardens!

The huge, annual Feline Friends Plant Sale will be this Saturday, May 5th, at Griffin School. Once again a number of you have volunteered your Saturdays in April and helped Dig & Pot many different perennials and divided dahlias for the sale that benefits our own neighborhood “cat house”.

Rain or shine, the sale starts at 9am and ends at 3pm. Many plants for hummingbird and butterfly gardening, as well as great cut flowers (the same you see in the summer bouquets at Island Market), tomatoes, fuchsias, petunias and marigolds are ready to grace your garden.

100% of the proceeds benefit Feline Friends, and it couldn’t be done without your support. If you can’t make it this Saturday, but would like to attend one of the other animal rescue Plant Sales that Cameron Gardens supports in Mason and Thurston Counties, please email me for a schedule.

Thanks,
Diane Jacob
866-1909

Feline Friends Cat House will be open Saturday for Cat Adoption. Stop by or visit the website to find a new furry friend. Thank you for your support!
 
 

Feline Friends Holiday Bazaar and Cat Adoption Day This Saturday

The 2010 Feline Friends Holiday Bazaar and Cat Adoption Day is this Saturday, December 4, from 10am to 3pm at Griffin Fire Department. There will be over 25 tables filled with a variety of gifts and crafts and baked goods (feel free to stop by and bring your favorite).

Hot Apple Cider and Delicious baked goods, Pet Toys and Snuggle Beds, Handmade Milk Soaps and Candles, hand crafted Jewelry, Orgami gift tags/bags/cards, beaded Christmas trees, Centerpieces, Metal Art, Garden & Yard Art, Cameron Garden Seeds, a White Elephant table and Raffle, and much more too unique and too good to miss!

Of course, the kitties are the real winners. Pass this along to all your animal loving friends.

CAT ADOPTION DAY (follow signs) will be at the Cat House behind the Steamboat Animal Hospital at the same time as the Bazaar! Some of these furry friends have been waiting since summer for their new forever owner to come for them. Jo and some of her volunteer will be there to make sure a purrfect match is made.

Happy Holiday from Feline Friends!
Diane 866-1909

Feline Friends Close Out Plant Sale and Garage Sale – June 5

Feline Friends will be having a huge Close Out Plant and Garage Sale this coming Saturday, June 5th at Griffin School.

Bring your umbrella and join them from 9am – 3pm on Saturday. There are many tomatoes, grasses, groundcovers, and shrubs as well as great cut flowers (the same you see in the summer bouquets at Island Market) ready to grace your garden. ALL PLANTS WILL BE SOLD 2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1!!

They have many books this year including a number of children’s educational items recently donated by a former teacher.

Help make this garage sale a success by donating your used items. Drop off your donations Friday, June 4, from 6-8pm at Feline Friends. They are located at 6515 Sexton Drive NW, Olympia, WA 98502. Tax receipts for your donations are available upon request.