Blogs from July 2012
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Traditionally animal adoptions are down in the summer, but this year animal abandonment is up. ( Click here for the video )
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (CBS ATLANTA) -
Dogs and cats are dying every day because there are so many animals up for adoption. Traditionally pet adoptions are down in the summer, but this year animal abandonment is up. That's proving to be a problem for no-kill shelters
"Georgia has a very challenging pet overpopulation problem," Furkids Executive Director Samantha Shelton said.
Hundreds of those pets come through the door at Furkids no-kill shelter.
"We're seeing people do some pretty desperate moves, leaving animals unattended in carriers, in crates," Shelton said.
A surveillance camera at the shelter captured a woman walk up to the door with a crate carrying a cat and five kittens. Someone inside asks her to wait, but she just leaves the animals.
A dog was left outside one of Furkids adoption centers with a sign saying she needs a good home.
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We have entered into the future of Social Media 2.0. We now have a Google+ Page.
We invite everyone to circle us now! https://plus.google.com/u/0/106062378933535605665/posts
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Are you a special person who really wants to give a sweet girl a chance? Take a look at our darling Confetti! She is a total purr machine who loves to be petted, and rewards you with head-butts again and again.
Confetti has the softest coat you can imagine and she likes to rub against your legs for attention. She is very laid back. She would love to be your only kitty, or wouldn't mind sharing her new home with another low-key cat.
Confetti is an older cat -- about 10 years old. She has been waiting for her forever home longer than she deserves. Wouldn't it be great if this sweet girl could spend her "older" years in a loving home with comfy furniture where she can watch birds out the window?
Confetti and the Furkids staff would be very grateful if you'd give her a chance. Please come meet her and see if you fall in love!READ MORE >
Yes, fans and supporters -- another contest with high stakes! Furkids is one of 27 finalists in a local contest to win a $50,000 video to promote our cause. The contest is sponsored by the wonderful people at encyclomedia.
The rules are simple. Each person may vote only one time and the contest is open until July 31. A winner will be chosen from the three organizations with the most votes.
Please share our entry and encourage others to vote for us! A professional promotional video will go a very long way in raising awareness about pet overpopulation in Georgia, spreading our mission, and saving more animals.
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