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Mid-Week Mugging: Furry Friends Animal Shelter is our mid-week mugging

Every cat has a story and needs a home
mid week furry friends animal shelter
Furry Friends Tuesday shelter supervisor Shelley Cah, left, holds Annabelle while Shelter Manager Penny Giles holds Isabelle. Both cats are looking for a home. Sue Sgambati/BarrieToday

There's a tabby boy who just arrived and he's crying in his cage. 

A compassionate volunteer starts petting the cat and mournful meows are instantly replaced with a loud purr.

With almost 200 cats at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter, there are felines everywhere you turn. 

This is the scene as we deliver a Mid-Week Mugging to Furry Friends. 

It's a non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to providing shelter and love to abandoned, lost or rescued animals in the Barrie community.

The shelter provides care to hundreds of cats and kittens each year and some become permanent residents while others are adopted to loving families.

Shelter Manager Penny Giles says she could take many more cats home if she could.

Every furry friend at the shelter has a personality and a story.

"These three are here because their owner died," explains Giles which is not an unusual scenario but many more are abandoned or dropped off at the shelter.

The two felines Giles chooses for our photo are Isabelle and Annabelle and they need to be adopted together.

Furry Friends is a registered charity funded by donors and supporters and operated completely by dedicated volunteers.

Furry Friends Animal Shelter is located at 25 Hart Drive, Unit #15. 


Sue Sgambati

About the Author: Sue Sgambati

Sue has had a 30-year career in journalism working for print, radio and TV. She is a proud member of the Barrie community.
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