Blogs from October 2016
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Two weeks ago, Furkids took in 63 Hurricane Matthew victims who had been affected by severe flooding in the Carolinas. We asked for contributions to help with the care of these helpless animals who had lost everything, and our fans stepped up. Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to provide for all the Hurricane Matthew dogs and cats who came into our shelters. Many of the animals were placed into safe, warm, loving foster homes and are settling in well and recovering.
Again, we want to thank all our supporters, volunteers, fosters and staff who contributed toward this astonishing rescue. We are so thankful for each and every one of you. If you would like to make a donation toward the animals still in the program, please visit furkids.org/donation.
The Hurricane Matthew animals will be available for adoption soon. Follow us on Facebook for updates!
Georgia Gives Day is coming up on November 17, 2016, and we are so excited to participate.
GGD is a 24-hour, statewide giving event that has raised more than $9 million for Georgia nonprofits in the first three years. This year, it just happens to fall on the same day as our Paws for Cocktails celebration, and is going to be an extra special party you don't want to miss, so get your tickets HERE!
Furkids wants to make history and raise $100,000 for animals in need, and you can help us! Join the hundreds of Georgians who will be donating to Furkids at www.gagivesday.org/c/GGD/a/furkids!
We’re creating a Matching Gift Fund so that your contributions will help even more animals! See the benefits of becoming a Georgia Gives Day Sponsor below:
Georgia Gives Day Sponsorship Levels
6 tickets to Paws for Cocktails & Complimentary 2017 Calendar Sponsorship
We can’t wait...READ MORE >
Great news! We’ve extended the 2017 Furkids Calendar entry date to Saturday, October 29! This is your LAST CHANCE to get your pet into the calendar. It’s a great way to commemorate your pets, or even give as a gift during the Holidays! Your calendar entry comes with a calendar and the chance for your pet to appear on the cover.
Voting will be opened Sunday, October 30 through Wednesday, November 2 at midnight and you can have your friends and family vote for your pet to be showcased on the front cover! Complete your entry now at https://furkids.org/store/2017-calendar-contest!
We can’t wait to see your picture perfect pets!
WSB-TV and Furkids Animal Rescue & Shelters will be hosting the 15th annual Paws for Cocktails party on Thursday, Nov. 17. The event will benefit Furkids in helping to care for thousands of homeless pets in Atlanta. Paws for Cocktails will take place on Georgia Gives Day, a 24-hour, statewide giving day benefiting Georgia nonprofits, and will be a “donation station” for the fundraising event.
Paws for Cocktails guests will enjoy live entertainment and music featuring The Line 6 Band, delicious Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, a silent auction, and special guests Emcee Kaedy Kiely from 97.1 The River, Kara Wilson of B98.5, The Bert Show’s Brian Moote, WGNX reporter
Kimberley Kennedy, Lori Geary of WSB-TV, and B98.5 radio legends Kelly & Alpha. Furkids will also be taking advantage of the Georgia Gives Day 7 to 8 p.m. Power Hour. Donors can hop into the photo booth to take an “unselfie” after giving at www.gagivesday.org/c/GGD/a/furkids.
Paws for Cocktails will take place from 6 to 10...READ MORE >
Furkids recently took in two Chihuahua puppies after a Good Samaritan found them in a dumpster. They were so tiny and frail, and they seemed to be sick. When the puppies arrived to Furkids, the dog shelter medical team went straight to work to determine what was making them so ill. Our vets estimated that the puppies were about 4 weeks old, and determined that they had Parvovirus.
These Chihuahua puppies who were thrown into the trash like garbage now had a new obstacle: to survive Parvo. They were transferred out of the shelter and into a vet clinic so that they would not infect any other dogs. Fortunately, they survived and are now back at the dog shelter recovering.
At a time when these puppies should have been with their mother, these sick babies were thrown into the garbage and left to die. We are so thankful to the kind person who found the puppies and brought them to our facility to receive the best care.
They are currently around 7 weeks old and will be available for...READ MORE >