Cat Proof Your Home Today

Just as we childproof our homes when there are babies around, it’s important to “cat proof” our homes if we have furry feline friends sharing our space.

The Joys (and Pains) of Fostering

FUR volunteer Cheryl shares her experiences with fostering: “I do believe that it doesn’t take much to foster.  You don’t need a lot of space — a spare bathroom or the corner of a bedroom will suffice. The desire to help and the ability to love will carry you through. FUR will help you do the rest.” 

Fear Is Fun for No One

You can probably predict that a cat in fear may hide, or freeze in place, or run away or lose their appetite. But think about the last time you were intensely afraid. Did you snap at or become short with someone? Did you tip toe or walk quietly to not draw attention to yourself? These are instinctual behaviors, and cats have them, too.

Give the Greatest Gift of All

If you want to bring a furry friend home during the holidays, don’t make the animal the gift. Tangible gifts may be discarded, but experiences are forever.

When It’s Time to Let Go

It’s the moment every pet parent dreads and no pet parent escapes. Sooner or later, you will have to be the voice for your kitty and you will have to decide when and how to let your furry friend go. Read More

Down the Hatch

Anyone who has ever lived with a cat knows they tend to hold grudges. So when it comes to giving a cat medication, the process needs to be as easy and non-traumatic as possible — for both the feline AND the human. FUR lead volunteer Syd shares her tips and tricks for medicating our loveable but persnickety furballs.

FIV Doesn’t Have to Be a Death Sentence

An FIV-positive kitty can lead a long, full life with the proper care and treatment. Unfortunately, we didn’t know Checkers was FIV positive until it was too late.

SENIOR CATS FOR SENIOR LAPS

I get it. I squee whenever I see a kitten, with their big heads and little bodies and curious, adventurous spirits. But many older folks find having a kitten in the household causes more stress than expected. That’s why it’s especially important to carefully consider what type of cat is right for you at this stage of your life.

THE JOYS OF KIDS AND CATS

“You’ll need to get rid of your cats, you know.” FUR volunteer Renee’ Robbins shares the shocking advice she was given when she announced she was pregnant — and reveals why NOT following that advice was one of the best decisions she ever made.

WHAT’S IN A (FUR) COLOR?

We’ve all heard it: the myths, the folklore, the urban legends. But these color-based myths are just that — myths, with no scientific truth to them. So let’s get real about black and white kitties.