Nonprofit cat shelter sees changes on executive committee

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Furry Friends, a nonprofit no-kill cat rescue in Clark County, recently added new members to its executive committee.

Danielle Chancey will tackle the roles of secretary, fundraising and events coordinator. Chancey has taken care of kittens as a foster parent since 2019, according to a news release. 

Professionally, she works as a realtor at Danielle Chancey Real Estate with Keller Williams.

"Animal rescue is my biggest passion in life. I've found fostering very fulfilling, but I wanted to become an even bigger advocate for Furry Friends and the cats in our care,” Chancey said. “I look forward to helping our organization reach its next level and to continue pushing us forward in cat rescue both locally and throughout Washington state.”

When she isn’t volunteering or working, Chancey enjoys camping with her husband and dog, kayaking and playing board games with friends, stated the release.

Helen McCann, also a new addition to the executive committee, joined as treasurer.  

McCann is a certified public accountant and chief financial officer for a small credit union.

“I have watched Jaimie Garver (Furry Friends president) get involved in the organization and have seen how passionate she is about finding homes for cats in need. Her example led me to volunteer as treasurer,” she said. “I also love cats and have been a lifelong friend to them.”



Brandi Towner, Furry Friends adoption counselor and intake liaison, added vice president to her regime of duties for the nonprofit. 

Towner brings her management, accounting and business skills to help Furry Friends. She works full-time in escrow at Clark County Title, stated the release.

“I have always enjoyed volunteering at various organizations and helping within the community throughout the years,” she said.

Jazmynn Hoffman, the new Furry Friends volunteer coordinator, has experience in a veterinary setting handling accounting and customer service tasks. 

Hoffman will organize volunteer operations, as well as introduce cats to potential adopters, the release stated.

“I started volunteering when I adopted my first cat from Furry Friends. I saw how it was a great place and I admired everyone's dedication to the kitties, so from then on, I knew I wanted to be involved in the organization,” she said.

Furry Friends was founded in 1999 to rescue and adopt out homeless, relinquished and abused cats. The nonprofit provides medical exams, medication, food and litter for over 300 cats each year.

For more information about Furry Friends, visit www.furryfriendswa.org or contact information@furryfriendswa.org.

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