Blogs from April 2015
Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity and the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority on Georgia Tech’s Campus hold a philanthropy event every year. This year they invited us to be a big part of it!
Paws for a Cause was held on April 21 on Georgia Tech’s beautiful campus. Students were able to learn about rescue animals and socialize with adoptable dogs for a $5 donation. A welcomed break for the students as they enter finals week.
The donations were split between Furkids and Breast Cancer Awareness. The students produced the event and it was a fabulous success raising more than $800 for the two causes and tons of exposure for our animals. We love it when people think outside of the box! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an event and you want us to partner together. What a great way to help our animals!
We LOVE these Happy Tales, and we know you do, too! Enjoy a double feature of happiness.
AYCEE and CARZ were found in a junkyard, behind an AAMCO Car Care Center; along with their tiny sibling, BEEP. The kittens were in horrible shape…snotty, emaciated, flea-infested, and filthy. The angel who found them was a woman who worked in the shop. She called to see if Furkids could take them in.
This was last year, during full-blown kitten season. We had no available foster homes to care for these sad little creatures, so their rescuer graciously offered to foster them. We got them to a vet, who was not certain they would survive, and set their brand new foster up for the difficult task of restoring them to health.
Sadly, little BEEP did not make it. But AYCEE and CARZ started to put on weight and recover from their other ailments; and became HAPPY, HEALTHY, ADORABLE kittens. Their foster family taught them to play, to love people; and they even learned that they liked dogs!
AYCEE...READ MORE >
Some call it foster failure, we call it forever fostering. The Reynolds family has been wonderful! Volunteering their time and home to our animals for the past year. First they brought home Mittens (left) when we sent out a plea. She was part of a large intake we did from a person with too many animals. She was shy and scared and the Reynolds helped her. They actually fell in love with her and adopted her, but the story gets better!
A few months later her sister named Girl (right) was still in need of a foster home, so they decided to give her a break from the shelter and let them visit. Well… As you can see they never want to be separated again, so this weekend they made Girl part of their family! Congratulations to Mittens, Girl and the entire Reynolds family. Happy endings are the best part of our job!
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*********SWEET CLADY – SHE’S A VERY SICK LADY*********
We’re Trying HARD to Save Her, But She Needs YOUR Help, Too!
CLADY, a SWEET, little SHIH TZU, was DUMPED by her “owners” at a HIGH-KILL rural shelter, because she was “unable to train”.
We thought she had suffered horrific BURNS, and no telling what else, because her SKIN was so INFLAMED. It was actually too HOT to barely touch. Initial exams identified skin infections, a total of FIVE DIFFERENT ORGANISMS, doing battle on the surface of her poor little body. Pictured left is the day we took her into the program (6 weeks ago). We honestly have no idea how this little girl survived her ordeal.
We sent her to a wonderful foster home, where she has received round the clock care including medicated baths, steroids, topical and oral medications; despite all the hard work and non-stop attention, she did not get better. In fact, she was getting worse. Her skin became so fragile that it “broke”, and she developed even...READ MORE >
Furkids is one of the only rescue groups in the Southeast dedicated to rescuing and placing FIV+ cats. Through public awareness and education, our goal is to place our FIV+ cats into loving, permanent homes where they can flourish. The first thing to realize is that adopting an FIV+ cat is virtually the same as adopting any other cat — they are affectionate, beautiful, funny, playful, and special in their own unique ways.FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) attacks the immune system, and as a result, the cat is unable to fight off various infections and cancers. Approximately 2.5% of cats in the United States are infected with FIV. Even though they have compromised immune system, given proper veterinary care they can live happy, long, healthy lives without issues. We see it every day!
The adoption fee for FIV+ cats at Furkids is $0. That’s right $0 for a full-vetted, healthy, spayed...READ MORE >