by C.A. Folds
Do you recognize this beautiful black and white boy in Renee Cardona’s arms? It’s Jesse, a former Furkid, now living with his forever family. In this picture he is receiving his award for being the best cat in the household pet class at the Cotton States Cat Show. Jesse is one of many Furkids who have had brief but fulfilling careers as show cats with CFA and TICA, organizations who celebrate both domestic household pets and purebred cats.
On November 5th & 6th Furkids will again participate in the annual Cotton States CFA Championship & Household Pet Cat Show at the Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. This show is known for presenting the best of all the feline breeds, but the household pet class has become very popular with exhibitors, show visitors, and especially the judges. Because this class has no breed standard for comparing the cats, each judge makes their choices...READ MORE >
Furkids CEO and Founder, Samantha Shelton, sometimes works from home… or should we say that her work tends to follow her home. One day, Sam was sitting at her desk when she saw something out of the corner of her eye at the window. It was a black tail belonging to some sort of animal. True to her form as a rescuer, Sam decided to check it out. As she approached the window, she saw a black and white Tuxie kitty scoping out a critter. She had never seen this cat before and thought she would try to go outside and approach the cat. Sam worried that the cat might become frightened and run away from her. She tried her luck by talking to the kitty, and to her surprise… the cat talked back! She knew this kitty must belong to someone if he had some conversational skills. Despite his talkative nature, he became hesitant of this interaction and ran under a parked car. Sam said she must have looked like a crazy person, on her belly, under a car, talking to cat.
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When she was finally able to...
Furkids adoption team placed 264 cats and dogs in loving homes during July 2015. These volunteers work tirelessly to help place animals in forever homes. THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING ADOPTION TEAM MEMBERS!
Below is a list of everyone that was adopted. Congratulations to the new families! While we celebrate these adoptions, remember we still have hundreds waiting in the wings to be adopted. Our Cage Free Cat Shelter and Dog Shelter are open three days a week for visitors. We hope to see you soon!
Cats (188): 6266 Buddy #1, 8628 Amy, 8630 Lawrence, 9161 Oliver, 9534 Holiday, 11355 Cougar, 12673 Benny #2, 12675 Charlotte, 13187 Archie, 14005 Gemma, 14094 Mr. Moustache, 14298 Panther, 14384 Tillie, 14404 Puffin, 14433 Sapphire, 14435 Sneakers, 14456 Smiley, 14480 Jimmy, 141000 Kate Martin, 141156 Camille, 141260 Monkey, 141261 Jazz, 141391 Vivian, 141392 Collier, 141394 Cade, 141411 Vegas, 141412 Anaheim, 141456 Maddox, 141479 Harriett, 141500 Bloc, 141525 Barry White, 141526...READ MORE >
Furkids placed 169 cats and dogs in loving homes during May 2015. Below is a list of everyone that was adopted. Congratulations to the new families! While we celebrate these adoptions, remember we still have hundreds waiting in the wings to be adopted. Our Cage Free Cat Shelter and Dog Shelter are open three days a week for visitors. We hope to see you soon!
Cat Adoptions: 112
Gracy #3 11501, Sydney #111653, Cheddar 150580, Gouda 150582, Snap Pea 150229, Sugar Pea 150230, Armuchee 150502, Adeline 141709 (pictured left), Remington 150519, Livingston 150505, Brenda 150189, Gracelyn 150283, Savannah #1 7495, Milo 150569, Otis 150570, Tucker 14307, Binx #2 150565, Chocolate Apple 141465, Toffee Apple 141466, Tangi 5252, Norton 5475, Tyson 5476, Liam 11584, Chanel 14252, Kelly Clarkson 150494, Ms.Cleo 14847, Lyric 150463, SashaFairbanks 150125, Jethro 14609, Howard 141363, Carys 141575, Poppy 141612, Faith 150335, Prince 150609, Charlie 141121, CharlieRose 150553, Ivaira 150434,...READ MORE >
Lemond stole our hearts, and gave new meaning to the phrase, "Everybody's beautiful, in their own way".
When Lemond came to Furkids months ago, he looked like a very sad cat. He was filthy, flea-ridden, and covered in grease; missing most of an ear, and had just one "good" eye. His jaw was crooked, and he drooled a little. An initial exam identified some problems - Lemond needed to have his damaged eye removed, and his crinkled ear was due to a severe ear-mite infection. Our docs couldn't find anything specifically wrong with his jaw; so we decided to leave his mouth the way it was.
After his eye surgery, Lemond was placed in a wonderful foster home, where he was treated to spa-like baths; eventually removing most of the grime. And, as his pretty markings became evident, so did his remarkable heart. Lemond was a joyful, happy guy under his rough exterior.
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He caught the eye of a journalist, who captured his persona in a video for the Headline News Network. He became an Internet...