Friends for Life Animal Rescue Adopt-A-Thon on Aug. 20 at Argyle Avenue and Malcom Street

Friends for Life Animal Rescue will hold an Adopt-A-Thon on Aug. 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the field on Argyle Avenue and Malcom Street, Friday Harbor.

Friends for Life is a non-profit, no-kill rescue group made up of dedicated volunteers who strive to find loving, forever homes for animals in their care. Instead of a central shelter, animals are raised in foster homes where they receive love, medical care, socialization and one-on-one attention.

Friends for Life has volunteers in San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties. Many of the organization's small dogs are rescued from a high-kill shelter in California through a transport system of dedicated animal lovers. Most kittens are orphans who have been bottle-fed and raised lovingly from a very young age, sometimes just a few days old. The kittens are well socialized and get along well with other cats.

People who have adopted Friends for Life's bottle-fed kittens have described them as happy, friendly, loving, and the best cats they have ever had.

“I have had four cats since I got married, and didn't think I'd want any more after our last two cats passed away from old age," adopter John Boyd said. "But then I met Tigger and Flower, two bottle-raised kittens from Friends for Life. I have never had two sweeter and more loving cats. They have quickly won over our hearts and are much more affectionate to us and to each other than our other cats were at a similar age. I would highly recommend adopting a cat from FFL.”

All Friends for Life animals have been spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and treated for internal and external parasites (worms, fleas). All kittens have all tested negative for Feline Leukemia and FIV.

For more information, contact Cindy at 360-223-5666 or visit

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