Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy

You’ve probably heard the statistics: while an indoor cat usually lives 15-20 years, outdoor cats survive only 2-5 years on average. Outside, there are predators, cars, and toxins… But can a cat ever really be happy as an indoor-only kitty? Fortunately, the answer is yes! Here are some things you can do to make sure […]

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Finn’s Story

Finn is a quirky kitty with a lot of love to give, so it was very hard for him to be without a family of his own for almost 2 months. Why did a handsome, friendly young cat wait so long for a home? Finn uses his mouth to communicate what he’s feeling (meaning he […]

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Introducing the New Executive Director

This month, we’re thrilled to welcome Emily Sprong, Seattle Area Feline Rescue’s first ever Executive Director! For most non-profit organizations, the Executive Director is the first staff position to be filled. Our grass-roots organization evolved along a different path, adding staff positions one-by-one and waiting until now to create and fill the role of Executive […]

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Socializing a Shy Cat

Helping a shy kitty blossom takes time and patience—but it’s also incredibly rewarding! From first purr to first headbutt, there will be many milestones to celebrate. As you teach your new feline friend to relax and trust humans, you will gain her devotion and loyalty for life. Here are some tips for socializing a shy […]

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Now Hiring

SAFe Rescue is currently hiring for two positions: CUSTOMER CARE / ADOPTION COUNSELOR LEAD: this position assists the public and staff in resolving a wide-range of adoption center needs including adoptions, training, retail sales, and office work. It involves direct contact with cats, humans, computers and paper. The position includes assisting and training volunteers when needed. This […]

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New Hope for a New Year: Owen’s Story

Owen’s life almost ended earlier this month when someone called a clinic in Eastern WA about having him euthanized. From his scrapes, scratches and deeply matted fur, you could tell he’d seen hard times. But Owen wouldn’t give up! ​Owen purrs and rumbles when you pet him and gives big head bumps. Although his teeth […]

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Blind Kittens Travel the World!

What do you do when you’re on vacation and you spot an animal in distress? If you’re one dedicated SAFe Rescue foster family, you turn your holiday into an international rescue mission! In Greece this fall, foster volunteers Shanna and Eric noticed a pair of kittens with terribly infected eyes wandering the streets on the […]

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13 Special Kitties Look Back on 2017

As the year draws to a close, we’re fondly remembering some of the most heartwarming stories of 2017. Here are a few of the kitties whose portraits and stories feature in the rescue’s 2018 calendar: Dietz: cover model extraordinaire! Dietz is a lucky cat: his human won the “Make Your Kitty a Cover Model” package […]

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