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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Thunder’s Warm Fuzzy Tale

Thunder is hard to miss! At 17 pounds, he is an extra large boy, but what makes him stand out most is his adorable, oddly human-like face. He came to Seattle Area Feline Rescue from a shelter in California on September 2nd. Incredibly matted, Thunder enjoyed every grooming session we gave to him and quickly […]

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The Rescue is Hiring

This is an especially exciting time for Seattle Area Feline Rescue: we are preparing to hire our first Executive Director. Adding this leadership position to our current staff is a significant milestone for our growing organization, and will bring opportunities to build upon our current work and to help more homeless felines. For most non-profit […]

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Monkey and Moses

The rescue cats and kittens are doing a happy kitty dance: they just found out that Seattle Area Feline Rescue is receiving a “Monkey and Moses” grant! The Monkey and Moses Fund was created by two local animal lovers and advocates who believe that all animals deserve a loving forever home. This project is named […]

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Why Won’t My Cat Use the Litter Box?

If Your Kitty Starts Thinking Outside the Box… When you come home to the frustration of a kitty “Oops,” your first thought might be that your companion is just acting naughty… or intentionally trying to annoy you. But what is your friend really trying to tell you with those litter box accidents? And how can […]

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Facts About FIV-Positive Cats

A Misunderstood Condition The concurrence of the discovery of FIV and HIV in the 1980’s—and the relatively frighteningly unknown nature of the latter—caused confusion and had a negative impact on cats diagnosed with FIV. Before more extensive research was done, shelters and veterinarians often euthanized FIV-positive cats without giving them any chance to find loving […]

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What It’s Like to Foster a Cat

Has it every crossed your mind what it would be like to foster a cat or kitten? If you have visited the Rescue to adopt or visit, or if you follow us on social media, you are only seeing part of the story of cat rescue. Each of these cats and kittens were brought into […]

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