Rafa

Adventure cat discovers the world on hiking trails

By Tracy Blowers on February 3, 2021

When they explore the great outdoors, Rafa’s adopters take him along for the ride

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Kosmita

Kitten healing from broken legs helps her new family feel whole

By Nicole Hamilton on February 2, 2021

Best Friends veterinarians and a foster family help a kitten named Aslan heal from two fractured legs

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Itty Bitty

Shy cat gains confidence with a little help from a feline friend

By Nicole Hamilton on February 2, 2021

When Itty Bitty came to Best Friends, he was timid and tentative until a foster family with a cat showed him that life is nothing to be afraid of

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Toro courtesy of Matt Rocha

2020: A record-breaking year for Best Friends in Utah

January 12, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Salt Lake City, foster volunteers helped Best Friends pivot for an epic year of lifesaving

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Rexie Roo and Cairistiona

Cat is ready to hop into 2021 on two legs

By Nicole Hamilton on January 7, 2021

Rexie Roo’s adopter reflects on life with her wonder cat and how much he’s taught her about patience, love, and resiliency

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Brigadier Adoption Story

Senior cat comforts adopter during cancer treatment

By Peggy Race on November 12, 2020

A quirky senior cat named Brigadier is just what the doctor ordered for an adopter who was diagnosed with cancer shortly after bringing him home

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Valerie by BJ Jensen

An injured cat’s journey: From cardboard box to big, loving home

By Nicole Hamilton on July 17, 2020

A 13-year-old cat named Valerie, found seriously wounded inside a box in a parking lot, is thriving in a home with her senior adopter

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Distillery Cat Gimlet

Raise your glass: Rescued cat scores a sweet job in a Salt Lake City distillery

By Nicole Hamilton on December 30, 2019

Gimlet came to Best Friends from a rural animal shelter outside of Salt Lake City and today lives at Beehive Distilling, where she’s working hard (and hardly working)

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Etch a Sketch

Etch A Sketch artist draws portraits of homeless pets to help them get adopted

By Nicole Hamilton on November 5, 2019

How an iconic drawing toy helped raise awareness for rescued dogs and cats in Salt Lake City

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Westley

Wobbly kitten is perfect just the way he is

By Nicole Hamilton on October 17, 2019

Westley was born with cerebellar hypoplasia, a condition that affects his motor skills, but that doesn’t stop him from being loving, happy and even a little stubborn

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